March 2022 Exhibitions at Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries

By Editorial Team on February 28, 2022

Sat, 26 February 2022 - Sun, 27 March 2022

Work by Jackie Hoysted.

Jackie Hoysted: Symbiotica
February 26 – March 27, 2022 // Stone Tower Gallery
The Stone Tower Gallery presents Symbiotica, a solo exhibition of work by artist Jackie Hoysted. In this interactive art installation Hoysted invites the public to contemplate the concept of symbiosis and mutually beneficial relationships as well as how we as humans need to cooperate in order to become better co-inhabitants of the planet.

Symbiotica is a cyborg sculpture garden that lights up in unison to the heartbeats of participants when they place their fingers on connected pulse-sensors. The garden comprises a network of fiber optic lights representing the extensive network mycelium forms underground, and the flowers represent the fruiting body of fungi i.e. the mushroom. The flowers are a composition of bio-material grown and cast from mycelium, discarded single use plastics, concrete, and LEDs.

Using this interactivity of human participants, bio-sensors, bio-material, thrash and technology as a segue, can we envision a planet of interconnectedness where we humans see ourselves as a significant contributing element of the natural world and not a thing apart? What would that world look like? What needs to change?

Artist Bio
Jackie Hoysted (b. Dublin, Ireland) is based in Montgomery County, Maryland and is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, curator, and activist. She has had solo exhibitions across the US and has been featured in the: Washington Post, Washington City Paper, HuffPost, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Reno Gazette-Journal. She is the recipient of grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Vermont Studio Center, and multiple grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Hoysted is co-founder of ArtWatch, a DC artist collective focused on positive political activism that realized the project “Art from the Heart” (2020), where over 1800 pieces of original artwork were created by over 200 artists as a thank you to hospital workers and, the One House project (2017 & 2018) – a collaboration of 300 DMV artists celebrating the rich diversity of people that makes us the US today. Additionally she is the curator for the DC organization Solas Nua that focuses on presenting contemporary Irish art.

Hoysted has a degree in computer science from Trinity College Dublin and a fine arts degree from the George Washington Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 4pm-6pm (Covid-19 guidelines will be in place for this event).
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm – 6pm

Work by Defne Ustundag.

What’s On Your Mind?
February 26 – March 27, 2022 // Park View Gallery
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents What’s On Your Mind? featuring the work of Walter Johnson High School photography students. We invited students working in photography to submit work relating to the issues, worries, and hopes that are currently at the forefront of their thought. The students explore their relationship with technology, their love of nature and concern about the environment, feelings of loneliness and isolation, a desire to let go of childhood as well as their simultaneous nostalgia for it, and their relationships with their friends and family. All together, the images provide a snapshot of the next generation’s experience of the world and the unique perspectives they want to share with others.

Featured Artists
Daniel Alonso, Urszula Cieslak, Zachary Dankowicz, Gillian Fannon, Alex Gross, Valeria Guillen-Sanchez, Cian Haefele, Maddie Helford, Lani Inniss, Steven Johnson, Gabriel LaCount, Elly Markert, Noah McPhee, Rylee Petrole, May Pham, Maya Rickles, Zeke Ross, Batchimeg Sukhbat, Defne Ustundag

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 4pm-6pm (Covid-19 guidelines will be in place for this event).
Gallery Hours: Mondays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm

CONTINUING THROUGH MARCH

Work by James Terrell.

Discombobulation: A Collide of Scope
January 15 – March 27, 2022 // Popcorn Gallery
The Popcorn Gallery showcases work by artist James S. Terrell in his solo exhibition Discombobulation: A Collide of Scope. In this series of paintings, Terrell explores the use of color from a cultural and emotional lens. Combining the traditional style of color blocking popularized by Josef Albers and images from his everyday life, Terrell demonstrates the advancements of color theory as approached by his art education and art experiences from the Howard University and Parsons School of Design art departments and culture. His work introduces an array of fluorescent tones and color blocking that explores the unique relationship to color expressed by his culture and emotional intuition. Heavily inspired by quilt design patterns and stained glass, his moving acrylic and sharpie paintings create illusions that tell a story.

Terrell writes of his work: “In these days and times, new sets of norms have been expressed. Many are perplexed, jumbled, confused, muddled, mixed-up, puzzled, confounded, bewildered, befuddled and dizzy with thoughts of anxiety. Collide of Scope addresses the feelings we all encounter despite race, color or creed. Collide of Scope uses lines, color blocking, geometric patterns, infused over figures to address the emotions of social unrest, isolation and mental health. My paintings present and examine the question: ‘how did we as a race of humans manage in times when our foundations seem to be shaken, fractured and at times shattered?’ Collide of Scope seeks to show the viewer how an artist uses color to convey the importance of having an opportunity to focus on creating, contemplating and documenting our existence in these times.”

Artist Bio
James S. Terrell is a prolific artist and educator. He currently teaches Pre-K through 12th grade Art at Friendship Public Charter online virtual academy. Terrell taught art for 7 years at Friendship Woodridge IB Public charter school, 3 years at Perry Street Prep Public Charter School, 4 years at Spingarn Senior High School to students from grades 9th to 12th. He also taught art and theology at the Washington Baptist seminary.

His work investigates the physical and spiritual experience and our very existence. As people we all sit and wonder what is, what was, what is to come and what will be. The experiences, although individual to one’s own heart, are experiences that bind us and bring us together like the fingers of an open or closed hand. Like the lines placed on the canvas, we are intricately woven together by the strands of the human experience notwithstanding the age, race, color, ethnic, religious or creed of the viewer.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm – 6pm

Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries is located at 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD.