PAST EXHIBITIONS


Three-Fold Waterfall. Acrylic on Canvas. 2’ x 3’. 2016

Three-Fold Waterfall. Acrylic on Canvas. 2’ x 3’. 2016

 

KIKI MCGRATH

Aerial Roots

Orchids, bare branches and gardens in winter are sources for new paintings by Kiki McGrath. Abstracting from the natural world, her gestural brushstrokes distill intricate forms that suggest gnarled roots or climbing vines. In her installation at Studio Gallery she responds to live arrangements by six Ikebana artists. Together they explore relationships between painting and sculpture based on the Japanese art of flower arranging.

 

 

 

First Friday Reception           February 3,  6 - 8 pm

Artist's Reception                   February 11,  4 - 6 pm

Closing Reception                   February 25,  4 - 6 pm

 
The Bluff Worked. Acrylic on Canvas. 30”x40”. 2017

The Bluff Worked. Acrylic on Canvas. 30”x40”. 2017

 

Elizabeth Casqueiro

Fumetti Redux: Superheroes and Tragic Lovers

Comic strips and photonovels (also known as fumetti or fotonovelas) are the inspiration for Elizabeth Casqueiro’s new body of work, titled “Fumetti Redux.”  These two storytelling genres, one colorful and action packed, the other moody and staged, provided her quiet and protected Iberian childhood with an exciting means of escape to worlds where good prevailed over evil and human passions played center stage. At that time, comic books were an expense and a luxury, being mostly imported, so they were treasured and repeatedly savored when meager allowances permitted their purchase. Photonovels were read in hiding, with delicious sneak peaks and rapid scanning in the mostly female venues where the crumpled magazines could be found (such as the local hair salon frequented by Elizabeth’s mother).  Today, Elizabeth recognizes the powerful impact these genres had on the early development of her value system, and is glad to see the resurgence of the fumetti as a health-focused didactic tool for less-literate audiences in developing areas of the world.

 

First Friday Reception           February 3,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception                   February 25,  4 - 6 pm

 
Untitled ; Silver. Barrel, wire, aluminum duct, pvc pipe, plastic, clip, fishing line, duct tape, chain. Installations variable. 2016

Untitled ; Silver. Barrel, wire, aluminum duct, pvc pipe, plastic, clip, fishing line, duct tape, chain. Installations variable. 2016

 

Jean Kim

No Boundaries

My works center around two main concepts. The first is the experimentation of materials and how seemingly unmatched objects can be used to create art. I search for materials that are flexible and can be repurposed or reshaped. I choose branches, LED lights, duct tape, yarn and other common objects to express my experiences and perspective in a way that can be inclusive and can engage the viewer in a meaningful dialogue.

This exploration inevitably leads to an investigation of the use of space, which is the second concept that pervades my work. Each time I create a work, I keep the physical space in mind. I create both paintings and sculptures that include the environments in which they are installed. My art, the walls, the floor, the viewers, and light each create another dimension; each aspect is a participant in the final product. 

 

First Friday Reception           February 3,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception                   February 25,  4 - 6 pm

 

GARDEN GALLERY

Featuring

Farm Stand, Rock Hall MD. 10.5” x 16”. 2016

Farm Stand, Rock Hall MD. 10.5” x 16”. 2016

Gary Anthes

Americana

These color photographs by Gary Anthes evoke the spirit of Norman Rockwell, but incorporate a dark and enigmatic feeling.

Artist's Reception:
February 11,  4 - 6 pm

Serenity/Courage/Wisdom.  Branches, monoprints on handmade abaca paper, gauze, and wire

Serenity/Courage/Wisdom.  Branches, monoprints on handmade abaca paper, gauze, and wire

Jacqui Crocetta

Interlude

Dots and dashes, pods and branches... musings and mark-making in the moment. Crocetta's recent works are reflections on nature and the human condition.

Artist's Reception:
February 11,  4 - 6 pm

Meditation.  Wood-fired ceramic and glaze.  15”x15”x17”. 2016

Meditation.  Wood-fired ceramic and glaze.  15”x15”x17”. 2016

Chris Corson

Recent Wood-Fired Figures

The high heat and stress inside a wood kiln are transformational a lot like life.  These new figures by Chris Corson capture the strength and power that can emerge.

Artist's Reception:
February 11,  4 - 6 pm