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Adah Rose Gallery in Conjunction with All We Art Present Motionless, I Stay and Go: I am a Pause

Photo courtesy of Adah Rose Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Adah Rose Gallery.

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Opening: Saturday, April 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Felix Angel’s work spans a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and large scale public installations. Jockeys, Cyclists, Baseball and Polo players, and landscape are subjects explored in his current show in the Gallery.

In Angel’s exhibition, human and animal subjects dominate the frame and space of the canvas with a pulsing energy.  Exaggerated proportions and radiating contours accentuate the musculature, maleness, and motion of the athletes and their equine counterparts.  A rich and expressive range of brushstrokes further enliven the subjects.  Angel’s renders horses in both a lifelike and exalted way, magnifying the strength and vitality of the large creatures, sometimes dwarfing their riders.  Poetic portraits of baseball players lend a more contemplative element to the exhibition, trading action for moments of repose.

Felix Angel’s artistic career spans over forty years. He has presented more than 100 exhibitions in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, and The United States. Felix has participated in more than 300 art fairs, collective exhibitions and international competitions. He received his degree in Architecture at the National University of Columbia.

Marta Gutierrez is inspired by both the cultural and natural landscape of her native Colombia. Her work derives from both oral and visual memories, including folklore, poetry, and el mercado of where she grew up.  Jaime Jaramillo Escobar’s poem Alheña y Azúmbar serves as the artistic influence of Gutierrez’s work featured in the exhibition.  Central to her childhood was the marketplace and its unusual and exotic fruits and vegetables, each with its own mythology. Though her drawings and paintings often appear as naive and whimsical, they offer an allegorical and magical interpretation of the artist’s culture.

Marta Gutierrez was born in 1961 in Medellin, Colombia in an inspiring old house in the middle of a forest crawling with cats, dogs, parrots and one single monkey. Marta emigrated to the United States in 1985, first enrolling at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and later transferring to The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. where she completed her BFA degree. Marta trained as an architect in her native Columbia and has participated in numerous solo and group shows in the United States and Columbia. She most recently showed at the Embassy of Columbia in Washington DC, at Artspace 109, and in a group show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This is her first show with Adah Rose Gallery.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday-Sunday 12-6
  • and by appointment

Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD. For more information call 301-922-0162.
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