Gallery Openings and Events

King Street Gallery at Montgomery College Presents Miriam Beerman and Amy Misurelli Sorensen

Work by Amy Misurelli Sorensen. Courtesy of King Street Gallery.

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Reception: Thursday, September 14 from 6pm to 8pm
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The King Street Gallery presents Miriam Beerman and Amy Misurelli Sorensen running September 11th–October 13th, 2017. A reception will be held Thursday, September 14th 6–8 p.m. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/. Free and open to the public.

Miriam Beerman and Amy Misurelli Sorensen are artists that push boundaries and call to question the norm in their work. Each has taken approaches through their careers that explored processes of image making in painting, drawing, and printmaking to understand myth, politics, and the complex relationships of humanity.

Miriam Beerman for over 40 years she has thought about the trials and atrocities of humankind and reacted to them by creating paintings, drawings, prints, artists books, and collages. The show will include a selection of canvases and drawings that have layers of paint, collage, torn drawings, and pages of text. Beyond the subject matter, the viewer finds a pictorial world of texture, symbolism, and fluid lines, in summation, a strange glow of beautiful sympathy for humanity.

Beerman’s work as an artist has received accolades such as Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Award Pollack- Krasner Foundation Grant and being included in collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts.

In Amy Misurelli Sorensen’s work as a contemporary artist, her work is concerned with distorted images of identity and sexuality imposed by societal ideals. Misurelli Sorensen specializes in the area of drawing with concentrations in printmaking, painting, and performance. Her research engages a conceptual framework to inform her media choices and processes but it always begins with drawing. Included in the show will be large scale woodcuts and drawings.

Many of Misurelli Sorensen’s images of women are both provocative and shocking and act as commentary on how women are viewed in contemporary culture. Her work as a professional artist has been shown internationally and nationally with over 75 exhibitions to date many that challenge visual culture and explore issues in society, politics and art.

King Street Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts- tpss/exhibitions/.