common street arts is pleased to host side by side: new work by cassie jones + will sears. this exhibition will feature work by two contemporary maine artists–each with a distinct and compelling approach to color and form. cassie jones’ work explores her interest in the natural world leaving the viewer to ponder the complexities of nature as part of the visual experience. will sears’ assemblages are inspired by his interests with graffiti, sculpture, and his work as a sign painter. sears’ recent work involves sawing his own hand-painted, pre-weathered wooden signs into pieces and reassembling into abstract patterns–taking the viewer on a unique graphic journey through the 20th and 21st centuries.