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Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Presents Alexandra Sherman Map for the Eyes

Sin Options by Alexandra N. Sherman 2015, Watercolor on yupo, 26 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Sin Options by Alexandra N. Sherman 2015, Watercolor on yupo, 26 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 from 6pm to 8pm

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D.C. artist Alexandra N Sherman spent 2015 living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The watercolors in the exhibition Map for the Eyes are a visual record of her experience. In addition to her paintings, Sherman has constructed installations from tree branches and placed them in juxtaposition to her watercolors. The paintings, which are made on synthetic paper, are suspended out from the wall, and the cast shadows of the installations create compositions of their own intermingling with painted forms.

In winter, Alexandra feels, that trees reveal their true underlying forms, their skeletons. The branches become a map for the eye to follow through the sky; the emptiness of the sky provides places of rest for the eye. Many of the trees she encountered in Buenos Aires had anthropomorphic qualities. Their trunks acted as spines, their branches thrust upward like arms, or in some cases downward. Sherman sees figures in the trees twisted and pulled in seemingly impossible directions, and feels they mirror human postures fraught with emotion.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
  • or by appointment

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is located at 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org.