September 2019 Exhibitions at Montpelier Arts Center

By Editorial Team on September 11, 2019
Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.
Reception: Friday, September 13 from 7pm to 9pm

René Trevino: Gran Fury 
Mexican-American and gay artist, René Treviño, is a Baltimore based painter whose work explores history and identity.

Treviño drove a 1987 Plymouth Gran Fury when he first moved to Baltimore in 2003. Gran Furies were often police cruisers in the 1980s. The name of the car came from Greek mythology: the Furies, goddesses of vengeance. An art/activist collective also known as Gran Fury used a combination of bold graphic design, guerrilla dissemination tactics, and art institutional support to communicate the urgency of the AIDS epidemic in light of disastrous government and political inaction. They are probably best known for the SILENCE = DEATH graphic that came to define the AIDS/HIV activist movement in the 1980s and early 1990s.

This exhibit showcases paintings of Oreo cookies, the Gran Fury logo, star fields, and Mayan walls.

Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

Cat Gunn: Take Time 
Cat Gunn creates abstract paintings through the lens of a queer, non-binary perspective. The use of repeating patterns and organic shapes create a playful yet awkward contained space. The artwork provides a window into the transfer between states – erratic and continually evolving.

Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

The Latino Art League of Greater Washington, D.C.
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Latino Art League of Greater Washington, DC. Visual artists and educators will be displaying their work, including oil painting, watercolors, ink, photography, and more. The Latino Art League is an advocacy group that promotes the education of Latin American art and culture.

Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD