Art Exhibit: Linda Gerson, "Between Then and Now"

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York Public Library will host an art show displaying works by artist Linda Gerson July 5 through August 30. The exhibit, “Between Now and Then”, will showcase contemporary abstract work in paint, collage, ink, pastel, and graphite. The exhibit may be viewed during open hours

Gerson describes her work as “visual interpretations of the present moment.” A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Gerson finds inspiration in interactions with the natural world, in her dream life, and in psychotherapy with clients.

“Creating paintings is reminiscent of doing psychotherapy in which layers are added and subtracted. A unified composition gradually emerges from what came before and what becomes integrated into the most recent mark making. I hope to create art that is compelling enough to invite the viewer to examine the art more closely and reflect upon their own unique response,” reads her artist statement.

An Opening Reception for the exhibit will take place on Tuesday, July 11, from 5-7 pm in the Library’s Upper Level. 


Linda Gerson is a contemporary abstract artist working in acrylic, collage, and various mixed media. She grew up in New Jersey and has been living and painting in Maine for thirty years. A graduate of Simmons College and Boston University, Gerson also studied at Maine College of Art and Design. During that time she participated in an art retreat to France and founded a monthly critique group attended by artists who studied with Janet Manyan.

Gerson’s numerous exhibitions throughout New England include several solo shows at Stonewall Gallery in Yarmouth, Maine and several curated exhibits at Maine Jewish Museum. Her work is in a permanent collection at York Hospital. She has been described by the Portland Press Herald art critic, Jorge Arango, as having “a wonderful sense of dynamism….and a lucid, lyrical manipulation of color and form.”

Linda works part time as a psychotherapist and paints in her home studio the remainder of the week. Each process is separate but influences the other, is deeply personal, at times uncomfortable but also richly satisfying. She resides in southern Maine with her husband, Ray, and their rescue dog, Annie. Linda’s website is