Login

Upcoming Gallery Shows

Lynn Silverman: Lookout

Gallery Show date:
Friday, October 17  to  Sunday, November 23, 2014
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 17 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Lynn Silverman: Lookout

Lynn Silverman, Lookout #16, 1988 - present

Lynn Silverman presents black and white photographs of windows in United States, Great Britain, Australia, and the Czech Republic, countries where she has lived for extended periods of time. “Lookout” is a collection of observations into how we live in proximity to other people and nature, and how we strike a balance between the desire for contact, concern for security, and our need for privacy. Her minimal compositions place the window at the center. It functions as both a transparent boundary and an opening between inside and outside.

About the Artist: Lynn Silverman received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths’ College in London, England. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Past projects include Furniture Fictions, 1:1, Corporation House, and Interior Light. In addition to publishing four books, her work may be found in public and private collections in Australia, US, and Great Britain. In 2010, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and photograph in the Czech Republic. Recently her work was exhibited at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and Goya Contemporary Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1999, she has taught photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. lynnsilverman.com

Artist Talk: To Be Determined

Strange Bedfellows

Gallery Show date:
Friday, October 17  to  Sunday, November 23, 2014
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 17 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
Strange Bedfellows

Sebastian Martorana, Yours Mine Ours, Marble, stainless steel

Organized by the Washington Project for the Arts
Curated by Blair Murphy

The word intimacy refers most often to human relationships, acting as a metric of the physical closeness, emotional bonds, or personal knowledge shared by two people. It can describe the accumulation of knowledge about complex topics or–as in the phrase intimately aware–a familiarity with difficult truths. While intimacy is often reciprocal, it’s not unusual to be bound tightly to objects, people, or knowledge we would prefer to avoid or forget. Highlighting artists whose work touches on intimacy in complex and unexpected ways, Strange Bedfellows explores the way proximity to others–whether physical, emotional or intellectual­—shapes our individual identities, civic life, technological development, and physical spaces.  Included Artists: Ingrid Burrington, Bean Gilsdorf, Katie Hargrave, Leslie Holt, Benjamin Kelley, Jennifer Levonian, Sebastian Martorana, A. Moon, Dustin Nelson, Jacob Rhodes, Jenny Walton, Stephanie Williams

About the Curator: Blair Murphy is a curator and writer based in New York City. Before moving to New York, she spent seven years in DC working as an administrative jack-of-all-trades for various arts organizations, including Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), DC Arts Center (DCAC), and Provisions Library. She was Program Director at WPA from 2011 to 2013 and a curator with Sparkplug, an artist collective sponsored by DCAC, from 2008 through 2011. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MA from Georgetown University. She’s currently the New York City correspondent for Bmoreart and a contributor to M Daily.

Curator Talk: To Be Determined

Barbara Allen: Sticks and Stones

Gallery Show date:
Friday, October 17  to  Sunday, November 23, 2014
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 17 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Barbara Allen: Sticks and Stones

Barbara Allen, 2012, Wood-fired vessel, 5 (H) x 15 (W) x 3 (D) inches

Barbara Allen exhibits recent wood-fired ceramics in her solo exhibition in the Common Ground Gallery.

About the Artist: Barbara Allen is an artist who works with several traditional artists’ materials to create tensions between beauty and imperfection. She seeks patterns or repetitions that are gradually changing. She received her BFA from the SUNY College of Art & Design at Alfred University, and her MFA from American University. Allen was selected for a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for sculpture in 2011, and painting in 2003. She was a grantee of the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission & NEA Creative Artist’s Fellowship in 2000, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998. Allen has been employed as a paper conservator and exhibitions conservator working primarily for the Smithsonian Institution, Yale Center for British Art, and Yale University Art Gallery. More recently she has been an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery College in Rockville teaching drawing. Allen has exhibited her work regionally and nationally. In 2000 her work has appeared in New American Paintings and was reviewed in Art Papers Magazine. Since 1996 Allen has been represented by Marsha Mateyka Gallery in Washington, D.C. barbaraallen.net.

Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, October 17 from 7–9pm

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

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

Google Analytics

Jquery - ALL Pages