Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist talk and Ice cream party on July 21 from 11am to 12pm.
In his continued exploration of the way color and shape of familiar childhood treats can bring back the fondest memories, Cory Oberndorfer will share Pop: Recall. For this exhibition Oberndorfer returns to what inspires him most, the color. His belief that color triggers memories and nostalgia is what has influenced his work for the past four years. With this exhibition he will present paintings and sculptures reminiscent of popsicles and ice creams that many enjoyed as a child. He hopes to “get to the right place with color that you can almost taste the ice cream,” or hear the familiar chimes of the ice cream truck.
Oberndorfer is an artist fixated on nostalgia, American popular culture, and the joy of life’s simple pleasures. He has exhibited nationally, including Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana,CA, Redux Contemporary Art Center and 4th Wall in Charleston, SC, Kayo Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT, and Flashpoint Gallery, G Fine Art, and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC.
Oberndorfer has completed residencies in Charleston, SC, Johnson, VT, and Ålvik, Norway. He has received multiple Artist Fellowships and project grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and currently teaches as an adjunct instructor at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and American University. Oberndorfer received his BFA from Weber State University and MFA from American University. www.coryoberndorfer.com
Elizabeth Carberry, guest curator,founder of @artseedc an arts management agency providing services in art events and exhibitions, curation, marketing and personal and professional development for emerging artists Carberry has help many DC metro area artists increased exposure of art through exhibitions, art event management and unique opportunities. Through ArtSee she continues to connects artists with opportunities in the art world. Carberry has been a leader in connect ing the art community as a whole and has facilitate the promotion of art and artists through exhibitions, communications and art events. Carberry is know for being a problem solver and has successively collaborated with many creative’s , corporations and publications with sharing her insights and expertise. http://elizabethcarberry.com/blog/
Metro Micro Gallery is committed in creating opportunities that will inspire more creative collaborations and enrich our community. An experimental gallery that encourages creative collaborations and a respect for diversity through inclusive, non-conventional exhibits and showcases. A small space with big mission, the Metro Micro Gallery offers exhibits and programs to strengthen and sustain our community.
Barbara Januszkiewicz is the Metro Micro Gallery ‘s founder and sponsor. This is part of the outreach of her studio practice that includes mentorships within the creative community. Guest curators are invited to help with this effort in supporting public awareness for visual art practitioners. Pay it forward.
All exhibiting artists can earn an opportunity be to a Pay it Forward curator, at the gallery. This effort is to encourages creative collaborations and a respect for diversity through inclusive, non-conventional exhibits and showcases. It is a team effort that encourages, community and the generous exchange of ideas.
Metro Micro Gallery is located at 3409 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. For more information, visit www.metromicrogallery.com.