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Common Ground Gallery

Common Ground Gallery at VisArts

The Common Ground Gallery is reserved for artists and art groups from the local community. Shows feature work presented by the Rockville Arts League and Hidden Rockville as well as local school groups and other community organizations.

Hours:

Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm

Galleries are only open to the public when exhibitions are on view. Please check exhibition dates when planning your visit.

Gallery Shows

Rob Hackett

Gallery Show date:
Friday, June 12  to  Sunday, July 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Rob Hackett

Rob Hackett, "Systems:2", 2015, Plywood, steel, cable, cable clamps, Dimensions variable

 

 

 

With simple everyday construction materials and a minimalist sensitivity to craft and forms, Rob Hackett’s large-scale sculptural installation navigates the gallery space with subtle, tense, contradictory elegance. The logic of his “systems” seems apparent until the beginning, middle, and end shift places. The work appears to be both light and heavy; sometimes more like a drawing in air than a sculpture.  Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. These elements, paired with a sensitive understanding of the site, address the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied, finding a balance between the two.

Rob Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. His recent work deals with the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied and finding a balance between the two.

Bobby Coleman: re:build

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, July 15  to  Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Bobby Coleman: re:build

Bobby Coleman, Detail from painting "Clean up in aisle 5"

Bobby Coleman paints to make something that he wants to see in the world. Coleman deconstructs objects, symbols, and colors found within the urban landscape into a deeply layered composition that echoes the chaos and visual noise he encounters in daily life. Each element is a recalled visual memory, simplified into line, color, or form. These elements are then expanded and built upon acting as recalled memory often does, clouded and re-contextualized over time.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours

Wed-Thur 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Sat-Sun 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Mon - Tues Closed

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