Gallery Openings and Events

The Brentwood Arts Exchange Presents Nostalgia Structures: an exhibition of artwork by Si Jae Byun, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Megan Mueller and Rachel Schmidt

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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 20 from 5pm to 8pm


The exhibition is on view from July 15 to August 24, 2013.

The artworks in Nostalgia Structures have strong themes of whimsy, structure, play and nostalgia that run through their artwork. These ideas manifest into forms of physical and imagined structures loosely based on habitable spaces that reference a memory, a nostalgia for something forgotten or unknown. Each artist has their own playful approach, and each comes to their creative process armed with a diverse range of media and materials.

In Nostalgia Structures, Byun, Ilchi, Mueller, and Schmidt will present site specific installations, sculptures, and 2-dimensional works, many of which are being created for this exhibition. Each artist addresses the concept of nostalgia, often with a heavy lean toward the autobiographical. Through this work, Nostalgia Structures becomes a dialogue between artists from Iran, South Korean and the US, speaking to fundamental concepts about how we see our life-scapes and how we choose to live within them.

Gallery Hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am-7pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Brentwood Arts Exchange in Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD. Visit them online at or call 301-277-2863.