Otis Street Arts Project Presents Union [When Two Make One] Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on September 20, 2021

Sat, 25 September 2021 - Sat, 11 December 2021

Courtesy of Otis Street Arts Project.
Reception: Saturday, September 25 from 5pm to 8pm
On view: September 25-November 13 December 11 (extended)

Union is a collaborative show exploring the concept of the third entity, the “magical child,” that is created whenever human beings come together to form any sort of union. In Union, we see the results when eight pairs of artists come together to create works that express them both individually and the third entity that is created between them.

It reads like a tale from a Modern Love column. Some six years ago, writer and cultural icon Gareth Branwyn met artist Angela White at one of Otis Street Arts Project’s jam-packed openings. And now, on that very spot, they were wed.

Their love story is the inspiration for the concurrent show at Otis Street Art Project, entitled UNION (When Two Makes One).

UNION is a collaborative show exploring the concept of the third entity, when 1+1 makes one. It is what Branwyn calls the “magical child” that is created whenever humans come together to form a new kind of union.

In UNION, we see the results of eight pairs of artists coming together to create a single work that expresses each artist individually, and the artwork being the “magical child” made by both.

The show also celebrates the artists resilience to create during a pandemic. Some how each pair found ways to communicate their ideas, and ways to create the art…safely and vibrantly. It emphasizes the optimistic hope that we are not alone and that by working collaboratively, we actually create more.

Eames Armstrong – Rania Hassan
Megan B-Chirss – Bradley Chriss
Travis Childers – Jenna North
Alonzo Davis – Mimi Frank
Maribeth Egan – Rob Parrish
Alberto Gaitán – James Huckenpahler
Zofie King – Kyujin Lee
Armando López Bircann – Carolina Mayorga
Jessica van Brakle – Zac Willis

COVID protocol: Proof of vaccination required. Masks required indoors. Weather permitting, for the reception there will be outdoor seating. Rules may change.

Gallery Hours September 25 –November 13, December 11, 2021:

  • Saturdays: 12pm-5pm
  • Tuesday–Friday: by appointment

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