Reception: Saturday, June 1 from 5pm to 9pm
Two artists who work with unique approaches to making their art headline the June exhibition at TAG/The Artists Gallery in Frederick. Long time gallery member Julie Maynard explores the intersection of social media and the absence of a permanent record of communication. She titles her exhibit No Trouble Exists. Maynard presents digital collages and a handful of maquettes that reflect on the enduring interest we have in what other people do. Each collage is inspired by a hundred-year-old headline.
“These pieces are, in part, memento mori,” says Maynard. “The snow through which the chicken thieves were tracked has long since melted. The watch that turned up in a furrow has been lost over and over again. The things that inspired these pictures happened so long ago that no one remembers them. And yet here they are, seeming to comment on some of our own preoccupations.”
Gallery newcomer Kim Klabe titles her show Barflies, a collection of images created by pouring wine or beer onto a sheet of watercolor paper and watching what develops from the stain on the paper. She then employs color markers to enhance an image Klabe sees in the stains. No face is pre-planned; each unique depending on the spread of the beer or wine on the paper.
The exhibition opens at TAG/The Artists Gallery on Friday, May 31 and runs through June 30.
- Friday-Saturday: noon to 9pm
- Sunday: noon to 5pm
- or by appointment
TAG is located at 216 North Market St., Frederick, MD. More information can be found at theartistsgalleryfrederick.com or by calling 301 696-8187.