Artist receptions January 6 from 6-8pm
Exhibitions run January 1-24, 2018.
America Selfie” is a portrait of America now, a contemporary psychosexual take on history painting that uses current events, American history, and national symbols, with contemporary and art historical imagery to explore and develop a portrait of America. This exhibition, is a response to the specific configuration of the 39th Street Gallery and is a redesign of the initial site-specific installation at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi in 2017.
Also in the Corridor Exhibition SpaceEveryday Life, mixed media paintings by Marly Mojica
Friendship, 2017, Mixed Media, 48″ x 60″, Marily Mojica
“My art is a reflection of my everyday life. Like the artist Frida Kahlo, I paint what I feel. I paint my experiences. Like Jean Michel Basquiat, I am influenced by everything around me. My parents are both from Puerto Rico; my father is from Loiza Aldea, a town settled by Nigerian slaves of the Yoruba tribe in the 16th century. I believe my Caribbean heritage, along with African lineage is apparent in my use of color. I am a colorist.” —Marily Mojica
39th Street Gallery is located in the Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722.