Otis Street Arts Project Presents Home is where one starts from Group Exhibition

By East City Art Editorial Team on October 18, 2016

Sat, October 22 2016 — Sat, November 19 2016

Unwired by Maggie Gourlay. Courtesy of Otis Street Arts Project.
Unwired by Maggie Gourlay. Courtesy of Otis Street Arts Project.


Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22 from 5pm to 8pm


On Saturday, October 22nd, Otis Street Arts Project, a studio center and gallery in the Gateway Arts District of Mount Rainier, MD, will host an opening reception for their new exhibit Home is where one starts from curated by Zofie Lang.

This exhibition examines interior spaces, both literally and figuratively. Four artists explore the idea of home as a space of memory and identity, something that leaves a lasting impression even after they no longer inhabit it.

Maggie Gourlay investigates ideas of home and domesticity through installation and screen prints, using construction materials and blueprints along with household materials. The screen prints in particular recall a childhood home, using sewing thread to create meticulous architectural plans.

Khánh H. Lê’s polymer photogravure etchings combine family photos with iconic images as well as clippings from fashion magazines to create new per- sonal historical narratives. As a Vietnamese-born American, home is an ambiguous concept, and his photo collages contain clues in a search for his own identity.

Michele Montalbano’s oil paintings start with a viewpoint of a familiar room, which is gradually erased and painted over, leaving only ghostly traces of the original.

Lisa Noble’s symbolic paintings and drawings of room scenes represent self-portraits, little narratives that give a glimpse into her personal world, imbued with memories.

Come and celebrate with Otis Street Arts Project and the talented artists in this exciting invitational exhibit.

Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mount Rainier, MD.