It is Labor Day weekend in Maine. The leaves are starting to change and crisp nights hint that end of summer is near. Tourists from Miami to New York are driving north to catch the last beach days and break from the hustle and heat. I have no doubt you will find relief from the city life here in Maine. Between the ease of life and the natural beauty, one can find the solace that is desperately desired. But, if you find yourself homesick for good art and can’t bare to see another painting of a lighthouse, follow our advice and stop at the Corey Daniels Gallery in Wells.
Once a working sawmill, Corey bought the barn and 19th century colonial house in 2005 and has since added a modern minimalist building that connects the barn and house. It’s a brilliant space that bridges an old world colonial house filled with industrial found objects and antiques to a sparse modern barn interior; filled with contemporary sculpture, design, and paintings.
Corey is a good friend of ours and has been a guiding inspiration in our work and taste. Shy and humble with impeccable taste and enormous talent, Corey is an artist himself. You will find his work hanging on the walls perhaps complementing a Sally Mann original and works from local artists like Tim Wilson, and Jeff Kellar.
If you can’t make it to the gallery experience @coreydaniels on instagram. Corey’s instagram feed is a view into his sparse aesthetic and expression of new and old objects in space, with a hint of Maine and all of her dark beauty.