Opening Reception: Friday, October 1 from 6pm and 8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 30 at 11am
Gallery 2112, located on R street at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, presents their inaugural debut with a solo of Maryanne Pollock’s latest paintings titled Rebirth the Earth, all completed during the pandemic. Featured in this exhibition are five abstract paintings, three botanical works on paper, and more than 18 abstract mixed-media works on paper culled from kinesis of travel from her studios in NYC and DC. The nature paintings are derived from plein air landscapes of Central and Riverside Parks, and the US Botanical Gardens, continuing her interest in Divine Geometry. This pandemic proved Olmstead, the 19th century Central Park landscape architect, a visionary. Central Park, which serves as the lungs of NYC, and other public spaces like the US capitol grounds, became sanctuaries to reimagine the function of nature to remediate our bodies, minds, souls, and the environment.
Favorite artists Robert Rauschenberg and Russian suprematist Malevich, saw white as a color of potential. However, Pollock sees the void of black as the origin of all life, the fertile soil. Metallic totems and luminous explosions emerge dramatically from the carbon black backgrounds almost like supernovas, or new cosmic energies. The 4’x4’ featured painting of this solo exhibition, Rebirth the Earth, began as an emotional reaction to the US response to Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria. Later, through her practice of transcendental meditation, layers of buoyant silver and blue cells, like mini earths appeared.
A mentor of Pollock’s, abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart said, “Art transcends, transforms nature, creates a nature beyond nature.” Pollock’s paintings are inner landscapes, derived from the practice of transcendental meditation, where individual cells of living energy become nascent to the visible world. It’s the energy of the potential of all things that keeps us connected—the silver thread of vibrancy.
Gallery Director, Brandon Webster, will host both an in person and Zoom (link) Artist Talk with artist, Maryanne Pollock, at Gallery 2112.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
11:00 am EST (6:00 pm CEST).
RSVP as space is limited.
Bio: Maryanne Pollock received her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. She continued studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran College of Art and Design and American University.
She represented the United States in a contextual exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale, at the Arts in Embassies Program in Egypt, and had solo exhibitions in Paris, Glasgow, Basel, and Cairo. Permanent collections include Marriott Marquis DC, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Qatar Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Recent exhibitions include Delaware Contemporary Museum and the McLean Project for the Arts and a National competition curated by Jennifer Farrell, curator from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Current exhibitions include a solo at Gallery 2112 in Washington DC and a Benefit Exhibition in Philadelphia with Bridgette Mayer Gallery.
- Saturday and Sundays: 12pm-5pm
- or by appointment / 202-213-9768 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20008, near the Phillips Collection.