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Steven Pearson: Recent Paintings

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, December 10  to  Sunday, January 18, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, December 12 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Steven Pearson: Recent Paintings

Steven Pearson, Recycled, 2012, Acrylic and graphite on panel, 96 x 210 inches

The paths, patterns and maps of connectivity, data and paint coalesce in Steven Pearson’s arresting large-scale paintings.

About the Artist: Steven Pearson is a Painter and an Associate Professor in the Art & Art History Department at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where he has been teaching various art courses since 2004. He is also the Director of the college’s Rice Gallery. Pearson was born in Johnstown, NY, and upon graduation from High School he served honorably in the United States Navy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

Pearson has exhibited both nationally and regionally and has been an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2010, 2006, 2003, as well as the Ragdale Foundation in 2005. He has received several grants, including an Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (2010), Artists Grants from the Vermont Studio Center (2010, 2006, 2003), and Faculty Development Grants from McDaniel College (2009, 2008, 2005). Pearson’s work can be found in several public and private collections. Pearson currently lives in Westminster, MD, and works in his studios on Campus at McDaniel College, and at the Area 405 Building in Baltimore.

Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, December 12 from 7–9pm

Happy NOT Sappy

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, December 10  to  Sunday, January 18, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, December 12 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery

“Happy NOT Sappy” is a group exhibition that addresses the idea that it is hard to make artwork that is happy without sentiment or nostalgia. How does happiness manifest itself in artwork and process without getting sappy? The actual nature of happiness upon close examination is not just light, bright or colorful, but a complex mix of autonomy, challenge, invitation and play. The invited artists might not consider their work as primarily happy or addressing happiness, but what runs through the group is a quality of independence and/or an irreverence combined with open discovery that seems “happy”. The quality of happiness appears as a state of being in between ideas and media. It may be tinged with sadness and permeated by little losses and victories.

Artists include: Stewart Davis, Kelley Bell, Margo Malter, Nick Peelor, Amy Boone-McCreesh, David Krueger, Bonnie Crawford-Kotula, Fabienne Lasserre.

Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, December 12 from 7–9pm

 

 

William Peirce

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, December 10  to  Sunday, January 18, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, December 12 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
William Peirce

William Peirce, Bowl, Symmetrical mixed woods 67, 8¼ (H) x  9½ (W) inches

Solo exhibition featuring the re-arrangeable wood sculptures and mixed wood, laminated bowls of William Peirce.

About the Artist: William Peirce williampeirce.biz

Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, December 12 from 7–9pm

Jeffery Cooper

Gallery Show date:
Friday, March 27  to  Sunday, April 26, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, April 3 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Concourse Gallery
Jeffery Cooper

Jeffery Cooper, Introspection, 2013, Walnut wood and paint 18 (h) x 16 (w) x 14 (d)

Solo exhibition of recent wood sculptures by Jeffery Cooper.

About the Artists: Jeffery Cooper worked as a mathematician for 40 years before doing sculpture, but he does not attempt to use mathematically generated curves and shapes in his sculpture. Nevertheless the mathematical experience informs his work in an indirect fashion. He works in wood because it is always alive, always changing, through shrinking and expanding, darkening from light, and aging by weather when outdoors. Rather than carving in a single piece of wood, he usually forms a construction from many pieces, combining grains and figures in the wood. His sculptures are made to attract the eye and invite the viewer to look at details. The sculptures have associations beyond those of the physical object, but do not need extensive explanation. His work has been shown in local galleries and juried shows. cooperandhirshart.com

Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, April 3 from 7–9pm

Opportunities

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national and international artists for an 8 week residency at VisArts at Rockville. The Residency offers artists a dedicated studio, a supportive environment and the gift of time to plan, research, construct and present proposed projects.

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency

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