We present below recent works by Dahlov Ipcar, exhibited in the gallery. Please click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
These paintings are current inventory.
Dahlov Ipcar's association with Frost Gully Gallery began more than thirty years ago. It has been a most rewarding and enjoyable one. It is quite amazing to realize that those thirty five years represent less than half the career of this remarkable artist.
Dahlov Ipcar anchors one of the outer boundaries of Maine's rich and varied world of the visual arts. She nourishes the notion that Maine art is not provincial, narrow or predictable. Rather it is, like her work, about our planet and the life that exists and thrives on it. Great Maine art is not so much about Maine as it is about those fundamental but sublime aspects of life which artists seem to glean out of this often harsh, and sometimes warm, region.
Of her work, Dahlov says:
"All my life I have enjoyed playing this game. To me each painting I start is a challenge and a mystery to be solved. Some artists say they want to simplify their work as much as possible: they want "to avoid problems." I feel that problems are what make it all interesting. Sometimes it is an exhausting struggle, but it is always exciting. As I work on a painting it is like a continually changing kaleidoscope of composition, color, meanings. If, in the end, I succeed in realizing my original vision, even in some small measure, that is the supreme reward."
Today, Dahlov Ipcar ranks with her mother and father among the truly great artists who have made Maine their home. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees and her work is in major collections all over the country.
Dahlov's family maintains a web site with information about this artist and her remarkable heritage. The Gallery is honored by her presence.