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Recent Work by Frederick Lynch Announced at the Portland Museum of Art

PORTLAND, ME.- As an abstract painter, Maine artist Frederick Lynch (born 1935) uses a system of repeated geometries and mathematical divisions to create his art. “Division and Discovery: Recent Work by Frederick Lynch”, on view February 27 through May 16, 2010, will feature 30 works in a range of media including paintings, works on paper, wooden sculptures, and painted reliefs. Lynch’s paintings evoke the type of order and chaos found in patterns of nature-branching, veining of leaves, and molecular systems. He often begins a work by drawing a 120 degree line, and then continues to further divide the picture plane into hundreds of increasingly smaller shapes, each layered with variations in color, line, and scale. In Lynch’s recent work, he has dissected these vibrant, painted geometries, isolating them into individual units, or Segments as he terms them. Once distilled, the shapes are then magnified in drawings, gouaches, and wooden constructions. The exhibition pair