Artist Talk by Mariah Gugel: Sunday, July 17 at 2pm
Mariah Gugel is a Maryland-based artist and graduate of the University of Maryland Art Program. Her work primarily explores the exchange between figure and environment, depicting uncomfortable space–space that could not actually exist or space that is emotionally uncomfortable. Recently, her work has been centered on capturing the environmental or emotional moments and views of a young adult. Mariah often works from photos and is influenced most by memories and patterns.
Artist talk by Andy Wohl: Sunday, July 24 at 2pm
I do not look for typically ‘beautiful’ scenes but find more potential in the random and accidental arrangements of chairs in a courtyard, a pile of cardboard boxes or the still life arrangement of common, mundane and even homely objects found at hardware stores, grocers, garden supply stores, bait and tackle shops and antique shops. An alley or construction site are more appealing places for me to find that ‘moment’. In my latest pursuit creating still life photographs, I convey a feeling of surprise by juxtaposing those common, mundane and homely objects in unexpected ways or by removing them from the contexts in which they are typically found.
Waverly Street Gallery is located at 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD.