Reception: Thursday, September 26 from 6pm to 8pm
The Open Gallery presents Oscillating, featuring the work of Liza Wimbish from September 25 – November 1, 2019. Exploring themes of personal identity through photography, Liza Wimbish’s work reflects the ambiguity of coming of age and the inevitable haziness of the future that occurs when one embarks on a new phase of life. The mysterious nature of Wimbish’s work alludes to the starkly different emotions that come to fruition at times of change. All seemingly abstract in nature, her works of self portraiture reflect a feeling, fear, or reservation that accompanies internal evolution. Overarchingly speaking to questions in regards to personal identity, her work discusses themes of growth and the complexities of what it means to discover yourself.
The event and exhibition is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center of Montgomery College on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Free and open to the public.
About the Series:
This is the 1stshow of the 2019/2020 themed exhibition series, Self, which invites artiststo explore contemporary ideas of Self Portraiture by engaging with the self through either representational or conceptual means.
About the Artist
Liza Wimbish is an artist born in Richmond, VA focusing primarily in photography and mixed media work. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Miami, New York City, Richmond, and other cities across the country. Specifically, her work has been on view at Parsons School of Design, The School of Visual Arts, The Colorado Photographic Arts Center, The Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Wimbish’s work deals with exploring her own identity and navigating her role within her family through unconventional self portraiture, documentary style photographs, and materialistic mixed media work.
About the Open Gallery:
The Open Gallery’s exhibitions complement the academic programs of Montgomery College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts while bringing art to the community. As part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists. The gallery is on the groundfloorofTheMorrisandGwendolynCafritzFoundationArtsCenteronthewestsideoftheTakoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center.
The Open Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/.