35" x 60"
Brian White was born in Friendship, Maine, in 1960 and spent his childhood combing antique shops and flea markets with his father, an antiques dealer. Largely self-trained as an artist, his midcoast heritage and love of nature is intimately reflected in his work. With a miniaturist’s eye for detail and innate Yankee thrift, he combines shells, glass, fabric, metal and found objects to create intriguing works that are often part sculpture, part clothing and part assemblage. White has had three solo exhibitions at Ten High Street Fine Art, in Camden, Maine. He has shown in three group exhibitions: “The Art of Lobstering” in 2005 at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine; “Wedded Bliss: The Marriage of Art and Ceremony” in 2008, Peabody Essex Museum; and “Dress Code: Clothing as Character” in 2008, Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts. His work is represented in the collections of: Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. White lives and works in Union, Maine.