Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20 from 6pm to 8pm
The King Street Gallery presents Materialist February 10 – March 6, 2020. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6-8 pm. An artist talk will be held from 5-6pm on February 20. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. Materialist is the work of three artists Leslie Holt, George Lorio, and Elzie Williams. Through deliberate decision making in their material use, each artist critiques our cultural understanding of the world around us.
For more information, visit www.Montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/. Admission is free and open to the public.
About the Artists
Leslie Holt is a painter who often incorporates embroidery in her work. Initially inspired by the imagery of Picasso’s Guernica, Holt’s Unspeakable series displays stitched outlines of distraught women from art history in conversation with acrylic paint abstractions. She is the Co-director of Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD and has recently had solo exhibits at University of Maryland’s Stamp Gallery (College Park, MD), the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (Arlington, VA), and David Lusk Gallery (Memphis, TN).
George Lorio enjoys the physicality of materials and works with found matter, both natural and man-made, to create sculptures and installations that explore how we interact with the natural world. Lorio has exhibited extensively throughout the US with recent exhibits at Strathmore Art Museum (Bethesda, MD) and the FSU Art Museum (Tallahassee, FL).
Elzie Williams uses magazines and ephemera to create collage sculptures that expose the underlying racial narratives built into contemporary culture through mainstream media. Raised in Baltimore, MD, Williams attended The Cooper Union and has recently participated in several exhibits in New York, NY.
King Street Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/.