VisArts Presents Irene Pantelis Beneath My Lawn

By Editorial Team on December 4, 2018

Fri, 07 December 2018 - Sun, 06 January 2019

Irene Pantelis, Beneath My Lawn, detail, 2018, polylactic acid filament installation, approximately 8 x 8 feet. Courtesy of VisArts.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 from 7pm to 9pm

Beneath My Lawn, Irene Pantelis’ solo exhibition features a sprawling floor installation of small three dimensional drawings made with polylactic acid filament. The drawings evolved from Pantelis’ imaginings of the social and natural history of the soil in her suburban backyard.

About the artist: Irene Pantelis is a Maryland-based artist who creates absorptive maps, records, specimen collections and artifacts. Her work charts a natural world affected by humans, history culture, migration, and memory. Her ideas often originate from aspects of her and her family’s transnational experience. Born in Bolivia, to mixed European and Quetchua heritage, she grew up moving frequently, settling in Maryland as a teenager. While always an artist, she went on to become a labor lawyer for a decade and then a stay-at-home mom, before pursuing her artistic journey in earnest.

VisArts at Rockville is located three blocks from the Rockville Metro station at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD.