March 2022 Featured Artist at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts
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Encompassing four decades of work,with poetry by Rand as well as essays penned by his close friends, the late critic Rene Ricard, and Suzette McAvoy,director and curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. A marvelous raconteur, brilliant draftsman, and sharp-eyed, searing documentarian, Rand’s grand-scale black and white paintings chronicle his life and our times.
Drawn from eclectic sources–art history, geopolitics, literature, sports, nature,pop culture, current events–his imagery seduces with its intoxicating mix of beauty and decadence, highbrow and lowbrow. We want to be at this party.
Suzette McAvoy, Director,
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Contributors include: Dennis Adamo,
Anthony Gaskin, Jeffrey Goldberg,
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Silvia
Silveira Laguna, Felix Leiro, Philip M.
Isaacson, Suzette McAvoy, Taylor Mead,
Maynard Monrow, Inés Lopéz-Quesada,
William Baker Rand, Rene Ricard,
Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., Bill Stelling,
and Haynes Sprunt Tate.