Joe Poirier

Poirier paints scenes of Gloucester in a style lonely and reverent. He renders light in the scene with a precision that evokes a particular moment in which the ordinary has become beautiful — a moment that will soon pass, because light like this does not last. This ephemeral light and the absence of people together create a sense of anticipation and prompt the viewer to supply a narrative for the moment.

Past Exhibitions at Trident Gallery
A Time for Blue
January 20, 2017 - March 26, 2017
A themed exhibition of art selected by Director Matthew Swift.
Beyond Real: Contemporary Landscapes
August 15, 2015 - September 13, 2015
A group exhibition offering more than fifty paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media works in the genre of landscape, chosen to represent a diversity of artistic approaches.
Harbortown 2014
July 3, 2014 - July 27, 2014
An exhibition celebrating Gloucester Harbor and the area’s legacy of more than 150 years of excellence in the visual arts, displaying works of art by eighteen Cape Ann artists, including four guest artists, and introducing Gloucester artist Ed Touchette, now represented by Trident Gallery.
Winter Meditations
January 17, 2014 - March 16, 2014
A trans-discipline, evolving, multi-media art experience—an exhibition of visual art and a coordinated series of performances evolving with the season from mid-winter into spring.
Walls of Plenty
November 29, 2013 - January 5, 2014
A cornucopia of art to feed the soul.
Home: The Inaugural Exhibition
August 30, 2013 - October 14, 2013
Trident Gallery's inaugural exhibition shows the work of twelve artists representing the excellence and variety of contemporary fine art on Cape Ann. Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift has assembled 39 works of art that explore ideas of “home.”