A Conversation with Stephen Maine

Melville House, November 13, 2014, 6:30-8:30PM


Stephen Maine is a painter, freelance art critic, independent curator and teacher. His solo exhibition, titled “Stephen Maine: Paintings,” curated by Jim Osman, is on view through the end of 2014 at Melville House in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Stephen has frequently written about art and art books for numerous publications including, where he is a contributing editor. With Gelah Penn, he co-curates Diphthong, a migratory exhibition of process-oriented abstraction. Stephen teaches in the graduate Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

In this salon-style dialog on the occasion of the exhibition "Stephen Maine: Paintings", Maine and Spence discuss the development of Maine’s work, highlighting Book#14-0103 and the motifs that emerge in a quasi-narrative format. This oversized, 80-page bound work on paper will be on display for this event only.

Stephen Maine, BOOK #14-0103

Stephen Maine and Suzy Spence



Stephen Maine, BOOK #14-0103





Melville House is an independent publisher located in Brooklyn, New York. It was founded in 2001 by sculptor Valerie Merians and fiction writer/journalist Dennis Johnson, in order to publish Poetry After 9/11, a book of material culled from Johnson’s groundbreaking MobyLives book blog. The material consisted of writing sent in to the blog by writers and poets in response to the 9/11 attacks, and Johnson and Merians felt it better represented the spirit of New York than the call to war of the Bush administration.