Reception and artist talk: Sunday, August 19 from 2pm to 4pm
“As you look through my work, you’ll find some is friendly and humorous and some that is a bit dark and creepy. That’s how I find life: the dichotomy of dark and light, happy and sad, good and evil reflects the outer world and my inner world,” says artist Max DeMulder whose solo exhibition at VisArts runs from August 15 to 26.
DeMulder’s work touches on issues that bother him or that he finds funny and wants to satirize. Sometimes his works are based on situations and things that intrigue and scare him at the same time. He’s been creating since he was very young and his art resounds with his inner thoughts. “What I make can be crazy, scary, farcical and weird, with a narrative that the materials help me to describe,” he says. “I will continue to explore the struggle and paradox of the forces that play in the outer world and my inner world in my work, hoping that others will also participate in the discussion.”
About the artist: Max DeMulder grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and decided to pursue a career in art from a young age. At Katherine Thomas High School, Max cultivated his artistic talent, working with clay, painting, mosaics, and mixed media, with a great interest in found objects.
As a Boy Scout, Max did woodwork, leather and metalwork and became an Eagle Scout in January 2018. In addition to creating his own work and time spent at the VisAbility Art Lab, Max apprentices with Nick Barnes, metal smith, and has worked with him for ten years. Max has assisted sculptor Howard Connelly with projects. Currently, Max is interning at Washington Glass School under the tutelage of Erwin Trimmers along with Tim Tate and Michael Janus.
Max has recently shown his art in the VisAbility Art Lab Exhibition, VisArts; Grump, Crystal City, Virginia; Outer Limits at the Ratner Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland; Artomatic in Crystal City, Virginia; Creative Craft Council, Strathmore, Rockville, Maryland; Takoma Park Folk Festival, and VisAbility Art Lab Holiday Show.
- Wednesday & Thursday: 12 – 4pm
- Friday: 12 – 8pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 12 – 4pm
VisArts at Rockville is located three blocks from the Rockville Metro station at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD. For information, please visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.