Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11 from 6pm to 8pm
Artist talk: Saturday, June 18 at 4pm
Mei Mei Chang will host her community event, Tales of the Untold, on Sundays from 11am – 1pm during the exhibition.
Collected and Layered/Reinventing Landscapes by Mei Mei Chang, Rebecca Rivas-Rogers, and Megan Maher explores landscape painting in the twenty-first century. Contemporary understandings of the world we inhabit are described in their work. Embedding common objects and traditional materials, they create a fractured view of the areas we inhabit. These spaces express a porous boundary built between the physical and the internal. The land is only a jumping off point for experiencing our world.
Mei Mei Chang says, “I use topographical maps of the mind. My internal landscape has its own appearance, colors, attractions, and distractions.” Megan Maher believes her work, “… takes advantage of our pervasive desire to make sense of the world around us. The affinity for interpreting abstract marks is intuitive, especially when context is limited or removed.” Rebecca Rivas-Rogers works with “… the edges of landscape; mundane places fleetingly experienced between other more substantive parts of our lives.” These three artists use a variety of methods to open us to different perspectives of our present-day surroundings. While we see these as physical, they are really manifestations of what we know, think, and feel.
Willow Street Gallery, DC Arts Studios is located at 6925 Willow Street NW.