Hill’s Boyden Gallery Presents Metropolis Scrolling with Eli Hill

By Editorial Team on November 1, 2021
Elijah Hill, dem boys from over yonder, 2021, Acrylic and pastel on paper.
Currently on view through November 20, 2021.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland alumnus Elis Hill’s art is now on display in the College’s Dwight Frederic Boyden Gallery and Collection. The “Metropolis Scrolling with Eli Hill” exhibition runs through November 20, 2021.

Hill’s Boyden Gallery exhibition incorporates in-process video projection with music he selected. Using a plethora of media, Hill translates his experience as a young Black man raised in Washington, D.C., into imagery and sound. Relying on personal, distinct symbolism, he weaves a non-linear story of joy, chaos, resolve and determination. This story captures mundane imagery and pop culture references to highlight humor, absurdity and survival through gesture, marking, color, symbolic representation and scale. This is Hill’s first exhibition.

The Boyden Gallery and Collection is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. The gallery was recently awarded a MSAC grant in recognition of its efforts to expand creative and underrepresented voices.

The gallery is located at 47685 Margaret Brent Way, St. Mary’s City, MD.