Several of this summer’s rich offerings carry over into the fall, including the group shows organized around the Converge 45 art event, Ellen Lesperance’s two shows at the Portland Art Museum, and paintings by Katie Batten and Arrington De Dionyso in “Mirage Guardians” at Nationale (through Sept. 11).
But the fall brings its own set of toothsome exhibitions that encompass a range of mediums, from the always-solid shows at Bullseye Projects that demonstrate the creative limits of glass to textile art, prints, photography, drawings and, oh yes, lots of painting. Here are a few of the highlights.
This group show, whose title comes from a linguistics term describing how speakers of closely related languages often can communicate with one another, includes work by a disparate set of artists who work in glass: Anna Mlasowsky, Helen Lee and Jeffrey Stenbom. Sobering and impactful, Stenbom’s “Every Year” comprises a grid-like installation of 7,900 glass dog tags, the number of veteran suicides each year in the U.S.