Posts by Eric Celarier

Eric Celarier was born, lives, and works in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in 1991 and his Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. His work has developed the theme of biological evolution associated with human impact, exploiting garbage as a metaphor, Celarier assembles sculptures and prints from everyday casteoffs, calling attention to earth’s history of radical, biological change, change that seems to coincide with dramatic environmental shifts. He is an artist, educator, reviewer, and curator. His most immediate activities include hosting the Becoming a Professional in the Art World Series online program for Washington’s Sculptors Group and participating in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the region.

By Eric Celarier on November 2, 2021

East City Art Reviews—Wayson R. Jones In Shades

In Wayson R. Jones’ current exhibit In Shades at Portico Gallery, the artist documents the most recent chapters in his study of value. There is something fundamental about black and white media, making it especially appropriate for describing foundational truths.

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By Eric Celarier on October 6, 2020

East City Art Reviews—Trevor Young: Seeing in the Dark

Trevor Young’s current exhibition, Seeing in the Dark, on view at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, updates his series of dark, dusk, and dawn vignettes of seemingly abandoned landscapes. Unpretentious in its delivery and its subject matter, Young presents us with gas stations, overpasses, and billboards that appear in the still night air, reminding us of the constructed world we live in.

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By Eric Celarier on January 15, 2020

East City Art Reviews—Meditations and Epiphanies

Curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room of downtown Silver Spring hosts artists who describe the metaphysical with paint. Though ineffable and intangible, Judith Benderson, J. Jordan Bruns, Kelly Posey, and Terry Sitz bring various visions of those things that might only be felt. With bright colors and subtle textures, these artists seek to describe the indefinable nature of human experience through abstraction.

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