Opening: Friday, October 4 from 6pm to 9pm
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is excited to share the next trio of exhibits opening in October. In the galleries – Kristina Penhoet brings her intricate and thought-provoking fiber works, Evan J Parker III returns with his soulful mixed media works, and Trudi Van Dyke curates a 12-person exhibit with each talented artist working in 12-inch squares. These exhibits will open for First Friday festivities on October 4th between 6pm and 9pm and will showcase artists open studios for browsing, along with musical entertainment.
“(Bound)aries” – Kristina Penhoet
In the series of work shown, Kristina explores the definition of boundaries and binding and its meanings by examining the ways in which we categorize, restrict and/or contain facets of ourselves and others. She shows abstracted sculptural forms inviting the viewer to question the limits and separations of our shared contemporary experiences.
“Animal Life” – Evan J. Parker III
I’m imagining a handful of threads that all lead back to a single idea- that something vital, something I remember having once, has been lost. I’m not sure why it was lost- time, adulting, technology, but I decided I wanted “it” back… and by it I mean wonder, strangeness & weirdness- all qualities some people flee from but I find myself seeking out. The basic concept was inspired by a lyric from a Shearwater album: “And surging at the blood’s perimeter/ The half-remembered wild interior/ Of an animal life.”
“FOOTNOTES 2019” – curated by Trudi Van Dyke
The New Image Artists are excited to present an exhibition of their multimedia work at Artists & Makers Studios. The long standing, well known juried group of 12 artists is best known for their contemporary fiber exhibitions. This exhibition is providing an opportunity to showcase other media as well and includes fiber, paper, collage, printmaking, and painting.
The parameters chosen by the curator, Trudi Van Dyke, challenged each artist – or in collaboration with another member of the group – to confine their work to 12-inch squares. Thus, the title of FOOTNOTES 2019.
These artists, like many others, often work in series. Limiting their canvas to a square foot provided opportunities to work in small scale and pursue a series of experiments with media, and new directions. Hidden among each selected piece may be a steppingstone to further work.
You can enjoy more work by each of these artists and peruse their resumes at the website: www.newimageartists.com
The participating artists are:
- B.J. Adams
- Mary Beth Bellah
- Linda Colsh
- Joan Dreyer
- Candace Edgerley
- Lesly-Claire Greenberg
- Catherine Kleeman
- Verena Levine
- Ginny Smith
- Dominie Nash
- Andrea Uravitch
- Saaraliissa Ylitalio
Artists & Makers Studios 1 is located at 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210, Rockville, MD.