The Brentwood Arts Exchange’s presents a feature of artwork by Flux Studios’ emerging artist Brittany Petersen in the Crafts Showcase. With an emphasis on the relationship between humans and the industrial world, Peterson creates small ceramic sculptures and installations using basic utilitarian shapes which she aggregates into sculptural vignettes, suggestive of paintings by Charles Sheeler as much as Giorgio Morandi. The process of working with her hands, she says, allows her to discover the sublime phenomenon within industrial culture while arming against it.
Petersen is the second artist of the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s Front Window Featured Artist Program, its initiative to promote exceptional local artists working in small sculpture, craft, and especially artist who blur the boundaries between them.
Brittany Petersen attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and received a B.F.A. in Ceramics from Colorado State University.While studying in Colorado she apprenticed for local potter Mark Wharton and was the recipient of the Brooks Fellowship Fund Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She is the co-founder and former president of the Pottery Guild at Colorado State University. Brittany has exhibited at the Poudre River Arts Center in Fort Collins, Colorado and Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, Colorado. More information is available at fluxstudiosdc.com
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Located within the Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, Maryland, the Brentwood Arts Exchange is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission that is dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts. It features a vibrant gallery space, a contemporary Fine Craft Showcase, and a dynamic arts learning classroom and meeting space. The Brentwood Arts Exchange is a place for people of all ages to meet, engage and learn about art, purchase one-of-a-kind craft objects, and explore new creative talents.
The exhibition runs November, 14 2011 – January 14, 2012. Note: there is no opening reception; see the exhibition during the gallery’s regular hours listed below.
- Monday through Friday: 10am to 7pm
- Saturday: 10am to 4pm
- Sunday: Closed
The Brentwood Arts Exchange @Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD. Contact them by phone at 301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802 or visit them online at arts.pgparks.com