Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf Presents Tyler Duke and Pam Gwatlney Stop, Look

By Editorial Team on March 26, 2019

Fri, 29 March 2019 - Sun, 28 April 2019

Courtesy of Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf.
Reception: Friday, March 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Gallery Talk: April 4 from 1pm to 2pm

Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf is pleased to present an exhibition of photography by Tyler Duke and interactive sculpture by Pam Gwatlney.  The Stop, Look show will run from March 28-April 28, 2019 with reception Friday, March 29 from 6:30-8:30pm and gallery talk April 4 1-2pm. The exhibition will feature photography created from Duke’s travels and Gwatlney’s lighted and interactive acrylic sculptures.

Tyler Duke began shooting images in 2012 while serving as an Army intelligence specialist in southern Afghanistan. This experience inspired him to record his travels.  He honed his skills and perspective by optimizing the subject of the moment. His inspiration comes from his global travel, skylines, landscapes, people and patterns. Proceeds from sales of Duke’s work will go to the charity Freedom Service Dogs.

Pam Gwatltney is a sculptor creating large 3D and 2D interactive acrylic and resin works.  Each 3D piece viewed from the front appears smooth, colorful and mesmerizing yet, adding the light element from the back offers added drama.  The five –color option allow the viewer to customize their color preference.  Gwatlney’s 2D wall art, entitled “Notch I, II” is also interactive allowing the viewer to remove an element of the piece and customize their color preference.  These creations came from the artist’s need to create changeable works of art allowing the viewer to become a collaborating partner in art.

Gallery Hours:  

  • Wednesday – Sunday 12-6 pm
  • and by appointment

Each monthly exhibition has a theme that exemplifies the featured artists’ style.  Stop, Look runs through April 28, 2019.    If you would like more information about the gallery and upcoming exhibitions, please call the Gallery Director at 301.908.4937 or email our website is:

Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf is located at 40 District Square SW.