Mattye Hamilton and Arin Mitchell
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Mattye Hamilton and Arin Mitchell

Mattye Hamilton & Arin Mitchell


Mattye Hamilton uses luscious, unexpected combinations of color, pattern, and line, infusing her work with equal measures of nature and style. Her work encompasses figures, still lives, and abstraction inspired by nature. In her work, Hamilton seeks to portray  a quiet, meditative quality, encouraging the viewer to look inward. Hamilton received her BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1994. Her work has been exhibited at Fleckenstein Gallery, The Creative Alliance, Hamilton Gallery, and Columbia Center for the Arts. Her works have also been published in several magazines, including Shape MagazineMS, and Baltimore Magazine.  www.mattye-hamilton.com

 

Baltimore-born Arin Mitchell has been a practicing artist for over 20 years.  She studied painting at MICA and was introduced to sculpting at Coppin State University. She considers herself a figurative painter.  Through the use of color and the flow of lines, she hopes to create a still but moving rhythm in her work that is also found in life. This rhythm can be musical or emotional. Mitchell works extensively on un-stretched canvas, lending a loose and flowing feel to her work. Recently, she has been exploring painted collages

View Event →
Jim Fitzsimmons
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Jim Fitzsimmons

James Fitzsimmons received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and

an MFA from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College. His awards include a

Governor’s Scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the

Charles G. Shaw Painting Award from Brooklyn College, and he is a two-time winner

of the Maryland Federation of Art’s Tilghman Award.  James’s work has been shown

in galleries throughout the Northeast and was most recently featured as part of the

Mitchell Gallery’s show A Lineage of American Perceptual Painters. He currently

teaches at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.

 Artist Statement

My love of objects goes back to childhood when the simplest of things would keep

me looking and wondering for hours. There could be any number of reasons for the

attraction, some of which would be size, shape, color, surface or texture, and if the

object had moving parts, all the better. My interest in objects has become more

intense with time and I find myself spending hours arranging them in some way in

order to satisfy a need for harmony, design and solidarity. I am aware of the fact that

many have a history unknown to me, and almost all come from different times and

places. This only increases their attractiveness. Construction of the still life has a

certain ritualistic quality to it, which lends itself well to the reverential aspect that

builds as a painting develops. My goal is to communicate this to the viewer.

         My other goal is to ensure an understanding of my place in a tradition that was

born in the Renaissance, which includes a holistic reverence for nature and the

mystery of life. I want to speak to my time as a modern artist steeped in the tradition

of painting. I have a desire to create the world as it might be, to understand the

underlying need for doing so and to be sympathetic to the desire to express this

need with paint in the twenty-first century.

I would like my art to be as powerful as a great work of architecture or musical

composition. Great works of art are something like icons for me; they possess a

soul. I would like my work to be the same.

View Event →
Jennifer Berk and the 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the gallery
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Jennifer Berk and the 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the gallery

My favorite paintings are the ones I don’t know I’m painting until they’re finished. I focus on the process, and am unconcerned with the final destination. Each painting literally begins with a blank canvas or page with no preconceived plan. I remain open to possibility, painting what comes from within, letting instinct and the canvas guide me. The result is usually abstract and expressionistic; sometimes a rustic landscape, most likely a pasture or open field, frequently remembered from my childhood or from my travels.

Abstract painting is a welcomed departure from life’s routines, schedules, and expectations.  From the smallest task each morning, we have a schedule, a plan, a goal for what needs to be accomplished. Abstract painting offers an almost overwhelming amount freedom. A blank canvas. No directions, no expectations, no preconceived destination or image, keeping everything in a state of flux, fragile and bold. Painting is unknown territory, an act of discovery.  My paintings stem from a dream, a journey of self, an exercise of faith -- to a finished product that will hopefully affect the viewer in a lyrical and personal way. My work is gestural. Colors are rarely realistic or as they “should” be. Painting for me is a journey, preserving the color and richness of nature, figure or idea in a lasting image for years to come. I try to capture the excitement, the energy, the light, and the peace in the vistas or figures I am viewing – take everyday objects and transform them into something colorful and interesting.  

Jennifer paints in acrylic and mixed medium on canvas and paper. After a 25 year career in marketing, Jennifer began studying abstract, landscape and figurative painting under a variety of accomplished, nationally known painters. Never having attended a school of art, Jennifer is otherwise self-taught.

Jennifer’s paintings are in corporate offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Rockville, MD and Atlanta, GA, as well as in private collections from Florence, Italy to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of juried and non-juried shows, including: The Waldorf School, the Hoffberger Gallery, the Myerberg Center, The Gordon Center, The Towson Art Collective, The Women’s Artist Forum, The Unicorn Gallery, The Charles, Sascha’s and the LOF/Gallery

www.jenniferberk.com .

View Event →
Morgan Phillips, Carter Roach & Eric White
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Morgan Phillips, Carter Roach & Eric White

Social Armor

A series by  Morgan Phillips

How do we protect ourselves from the invisible forces that are acting on our bodies? How am I vulnerable in public as a queer person? A fat person? A woman? How can we create shields from the systems of desire and value that hurt so many of us?

In my work as a jewelry designer, I explore crystal energies as a way to spread healing and growth in my community. From doing this work, I have forged a deep connection to stones and their metaphysical vibrations. In Social Armor, I use herbal and crystal healing to shield, empower, and arm myself for the harshness and difficulties I face moving through the world as a fat, queer, woman. By invoking the specific herbs and stone energies that have been pivotal to my process and ability to cope, I made each individual piece with the intention to metaphysically lift and protect my spirit and body from each unique situation.

Morgan Phillips is a queer witch and an interdisciplinary Jewelry Designer, living and working in Baltimore Maryland.

For more work by Morgan Phillips please visit:  www.instagram.com/stellariumjewelry

Eric White is a self taught artist painting for about 5 years with no experience or schooling, or former background with painting, and selling art for about 3 or 4 years, Eric is from ocean city Maryland but live in Los Angeles or have been primarily for the past 4 years , He usually have no direct message in paintings, in influecend or inspired his partying and his friends and also skateboarding, he use acrylics and spray paint to paint ,  Eric has artwork thru random buyers throughout the country.

Carter Roach is an artist from Baltimore, who loves creating dynamic characters and letters with energetic colors. Growing up  learning to do graffiti, he formed a style that uses some of those urban influences along with vibrant colors and a cartoon character twist to create his work. Carter uses spray paint, acrylics, oils, markers and other mixed media to form each character and its surroundings. He has had his art work displayed at many venues and galleries including Elements Natural Hair Care & Design, The Alchemy of Art, Load of Fun, The Filling Station, Zekes Coffee, CCBC, Studio L, and Elevation Underground. Every so often Carter puts on an interactive and unique art show called The Quest for Breignstorm. The Quest for Breignstorm takes viewers on an epic journey through a large wooded area on a path showcasing his art in nature. The Quest invites viewers to open their senses and experience art in a natural environment where paintings are hung on trees, sculptures are hanging from the treetops and seemingly coming out of the ground. Carter has been featured as a live artist at Camp Barefoot, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Younger Brother, Eliot Lipp and Emancipator.

View Event →
Pat Dennis SOLO Show
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Pat Dennis SOLO Show

Pat Dennis Solo Exhibit

Thursday August 2 – Sunday, September 2

Pat Dennis paints the heart/heart-break, pleasure/pain, personal/political in this life we live. Life on the planet is difficult, as is painting the “truth”, whatever that may be. Dennis primarily paints figures and abstracts.

In 1975, Dennis began painting in Nyack, New York.. She was influenced by her stint as an assistant to Sari Dienes, on “The Land”, an artist’s community in Stony Point, New York. Neighbors Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns would often drop in on Dienes and Dennis for lunch.

Dennis subsequently moved to Taos, New Mexico, where she lived in a tent with her two children. She studied for one year at the Taos School of Fine Arts, until the school closed, due to the death of its founder. 

Dennis continued to paint and study and was strongly drawn to the powerful work and persona of Georgia O’Keeffe.  She also developed a strong working relationship with renowned Native American artist Randy Lee White.

In 1979, Dennis and her children returned to New York, where she became an active member of the New York Feminist Art Institute, an international collective of women artists exploring the relationship between art and mainstream culture. 

Locally, Dennis’ work has been exhibited at The Columbia Art Center, The Creative Alliance, and MAXgallery. She lives in the Sowebo neighborhood of Baltimore with her husband, Robert F. X. Giroux.

 

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 6:30 - 10:30 pm and the closing reception will be on Sunday, August 26 from 2 - 5pm.

View Event →
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

John Johnson, Liza White and George Eppig

Liza White is a Baltimore born artist. While painting was her first love she maintains a stark simplicity in her illustrations that references her background in graphic design. Her combination of minimalism & the obscene adds a bawdy humor to her subjects and is a strong theme throughout her work. 

Most of the photographs on display were taken during my two most recent trips to the Rocky Mountains and England.  All of the images were captured using a Canon 7D Mark II DSLR.

 

George Eppig, a photographer, spent a week in the Rocky Mountains was an awe-inspiring experience.  The aim of that trip was to capture the vast landscapes along with the diverse wildlife that calls these mountains home.  England brought a different kind of adventure, as he hiked across the country from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. The trail followed along Hadrian’s Wall, the largest Roman artifact in the world, which at one time marked the northern limit of the Roman Empire.  Much of the wall is now gone, but sections of it still remain. 

View Event →
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Abby Fitzgibbins and Robert Hoffman

Robert Hoffman is a mixed media, self taught fiber work, collage and creative subconscious he reveals simple, surreal, obvious and obscure narratives that are played out in this world and one know only to the birds he creates. This body of work, unlike his traditional colorful approach, is monochromatic.

Artist Abby Fitzgibbon creates quick sketches of what she sees as she sits at red lights—without looking down at her sketchpad. Done in the style of contour drawings, each illustration is one continuous line drawn while looking only at the subject until the illustration is complete. The result is a unique take on Baltimore sights, capturing the fast pace at which we move through Charm City.

View Event →
Dan Dudrow
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Dan Dudrow

 

Dan Dudrow was born in West Virginia. He attended Louisiana State University for two years, then transferred to Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned his BFA in 1963. After spending two years in New York City, he entered the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he earned his MFA in Painting in 1967. Since 1970 he has taught full-time at MICA. Dudrow’s work has been exhibited in places like New York, Washington DC, France, and Italy. Recent local solo exhibitions include Faux Portraits at MICA and Ercolano at Stevenson University. His current body of work could best be described as narrative abstraction. Although painting occupies most of his time,  Dudrow also likes to write poetry and short stories. He maintains a studio in Woodberry. www.dandudrow.com

View Event →
Ed Weldon Solo Exhibit
Jan
4
6:30 PM18:30

Ed Weldon Solo Exhibit

Local Fells Point artist, Ed Weldon a recent retiree, has emerged from the daily grind to have his first ever show even though he has been a practicing artist most of his life.

Ed Weldon’s primary focus is in the area of suggestive abstractions coupled with socio-political observations of society at large and often incorporate the written word to enhance and empower the visual imagery.

“All that I see, all that has been done and is being done in my now and all that has come before me and will come after…. All of that imagery, all of those words, all of that thought and sensory input. All the points and lines and planes of life and living weaving and merging and assimilation into themselves, Then transforming into something: never before seen, never before heard, never before contemplated, never before experienced. Unique. Different. A “one of a kind”. - Ed Weldon

  • Exhibit will be up till January 28th 2018
View Event →
Cody Pryseski SOLO Exhibit
Dec
7
to Dec 30

Cody Pryseski SOLO Exhibit

Cody Pryseski is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in portrait and figurative oil paintings. He takes a humanist approach to painting, believing in the value of classical, traditional training and techniques. Inspiration is key, but then you have to put in the work. His attention to detail and quality compels him to continually re-work his canvases, until he achieves the right mood. The goal is to capture the personality, even the psychology, of his subject.

Willem de Kooning said, “Flesh is the reason why oil painting was invented.” Pryseski uses the impasto technique, thickly layering his figures with oil paint. This brings additional texture to the work, allowing for the artist to manipulate the play of light and rendering the figure more expressive. Pryseski is inspired by Stephen Conroy, Phillip Pearlstein, and Chuck Close (whom he met when he accidentally stumbled into Close’s SoHo gallery). But his work is most strongly influenced by Lucien Freud. Pryseski saw Freud’s’ first U.S. show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1993. The well-worn brochure from that show remains in his studio today, always close at hand for inspiration.

Pryseski grew up in Lutherville, MD. He graduated from MICA in 1996 with a degree in painting and drawing.
Pryseski maintains a studio in Canton. He welcomes commissions.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday December 7th from 6:30-10:30pm and the closing show will be SATURDAY December 30th from 2-5pm

View Event →
Maxine Taylor's SOLO Exhibit
Nov
2
to Dec 3

Maxine Taylor's SOLO Exhibit

"As an artist, I am interested in a free interpretation of life’s experiences. I believe that the moving power of all artists is a vivid sensibility and impulsiveness and that art reflects life in general as well as the individual artist in particular.  I believe art rises in a kind of inner turbulence, which is rarely produced in isolation from the impact of the social environment in which the artist lives or works."

The opening reception is on Thursday November 2nd from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and the closing reception is on Sunday December 3rd from 2-5pm

View Event →
Mark Sanders of Rusty Nail Works SOLO Exhibit
Sep
7
to Oct 1

Mark Sanders of Rusty Nail Works SOLO Exhibit

 

 

Mark S. Sanders is a multi-media artist and sculptor who creates almost exclusively with found and reclaimed objects scavenged from the alleys of his home city of Baltimore.  As an artist for 35 years, Mark has worked in nearly every aspect of creative art, including poetry, music, graphic design, script writing, acting, set building, art directing, and producing events for visual and performance art.  In 2014, he turned his attention solely to 3-D work, and now focuses exclusively on abstract sculpture in metal, wood, concrete and glass.  Three months after becoming a serious sculptor he had his first solo show.

Mark often creates his work in series of 4, 8, 12 or more pieces that share a related feeling or theme.  However, he admits that he doesn’t pursue artistic statements, and says nothing he does is intended as social commentary.  An intense and prolific artist, he works every day with an obsessive compulsion, and has created over 200 pieces in two years.  He calls himself an employee of his art, and feels there is no time to second guess himself or the purpose.

Mark’s latest body of work, which he calls the “Salvage Series,” is geared around his part time job.  It is created from very specific abandoned and forgotten things:  plastic toy cars belonging to his brother as a child; 1970s PC boards from his father’s engineering company; burst water pipes and termite-eaten wood recovered from his own apartment as he refurbished it.  He carries a small dog-eared notebook with him wherever he goes, and constantly scrawls notes and sketches for an ever growing list of projects, which he looks forward to never completing.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday Septmber 7th from 7-11pm and the closing reception will be on Sunday October 1st from 2-5pm

View Event →
Kate Norris
Aug
3
to Sep 3

Kate Norris

Kate Norris examines the relationship between realism and abstraction and their dual processes using nature as a touchstone. Norris received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and her BA from Stanford University. Her work has been shown in New York, Baltimore, Tampa and the San Francisco Bay area. Norris lives in northern Maryland and teaches in Baltimore County Public Schools. In 2015, she was recognized as Baltimore County New Middle School Teacher of the Year

The opening reception will be held on Thursday August 3rd from 7:30-10:30pm and the closing reception will be held on Sunday September 3rd from 2-5pm

View Event →
Stitch & Mold
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Stitch & Mold

The Stitch and Mold Show is a two artist exhibition featuring 2 unique form of art the first being a mixed media fiber work by Robert Hoffman and the second story telling ceramics exhibition A Series of Emotional Responses to Exceptional Events by Gil Grimmett

 

Gil Grimmett’s Series of Emotional Responses to Exceptional Events are sculpted ceramic masks that draw their inspiration from a variety of African and African derivative mask-making traditions and design motifs. Specifically, there are stylistic quotes from Songye portrait shields from the Congo, Baule portrait shields from Ghana and the Cote d’Ivoire and Zulu war shields from South Africa. The masks are self-referential. Each emotion is modeled after my own reflection, taking liberties with the details to achieve similar yet different masks.

Each mask is then mounted in the center of a wooden frame. With their markings and rough surface treatment these frames evoke an urban architecture weathered by time and the elements. The composition makes use of upcycled urban objects gathered from the streets of Brooklyn and Baltimore including: rusted nails, wire, scrap metal, wire mesh and barbed wire. Then they are painted black…

Robert Hoffman’s exhibition of work is a combination of mixed media, self taught fiber work and collaging to create and reveal simple,surreal, common and at times obscure narratives that are played out in a world known to the birds he create.

Robert uses the same ideas he does in all of my work, the imagery in each work portrays aspects of travel, home, companionship, love and other narratives that his feel his birds would encounter and be involved in while living their lives.

View Event →
WATSON
May
4
to May 28

WATSON

Watson is an artist based in Maryland whose work focuses on exploring the urban landscape.

Nearly all of Watson’s life he have lived surrounded by nature and pastoral beauty. For many this would be artistically inspiring, but it has never aroused his creativity. He found his creative sparked outside of his rural world.

Watson’s work is fueled by the excitement of the “big city” and the often overlooked beauty of the landscape. Infrastructure as well as decay in urban environments are what intrigue him the most. Informational signs, advertising, graffiti, layered paint, and neglect weave a rich tapestry of imagery that is an endless supply of inspiration. His work has been featured in galleries throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and in various online galleries.

Watson’s unique style has caught the attention of many patrons, jurors, and publications alike. He is an active advocate for the arts, artist mentor, and lecturer. Watson belongs to several artist groups, and was a key organizer of Artomatic@Frederick in 2016. He is a graduate of the arts program at Towson University.

More of Watson’s work can be found on his website www.watsonscribbles.com and he can be reached by email watsonscribbles@gmail.com or by phone (240)215-7715

View Event →
Apr
6
to Apr 30

Kelly Ames SOLO Exhibit

Kelly Ames is the "Ambassador of Bling"

Kelly is a Maryland native artist who decided to quit the corporate world to fill her passion for creating all kinds of art. Her mediums range from paint and paper to mosaics and bottle cap creations. Her subject matter is heavily influenced by her Maryland state pride but does not limit her from going outside of the box. Her work it maticulous, vibrant and engaging.

The opening reception is on Thursday April 6th 2017 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. The closing reception is on Sunday April 30th from 2-5pm. 

View Event →
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Steve Blum & Robert Hoffman

Pottery and Stitching are polar opposites but are nothing to scoff at. These two artists have a real knack for taking their ordinary skills to extraordinary creations

The opening reception is Thursday June 1st from 7-11pm and the closing reception is Sunday July 2nd from 2-5pm

View Event →
Robinson Munoz Solo Exhibit
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Robinson Munoz Solo Exhibit

Robinson Muñoz was born in Chile in 1943. After receiving his medical degree, he moved to North America, where he studied Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. He specialized in working with children and adolescents. Art played a significant role in his practice and he developed an interviewing technique which used drawing and painting as a medium of communication.

View Event →
Thalia Scagliola Solo exhibit
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Thalia Scagliola Solo exhibit

Thalia Scagliola is an extended media artist who examines Cybernetic art in her work. She works in performance work, video footage, and screen-printed imagery. Thalia was born in Bel Air, Maryland just north of Baltimore. She attended the Savannah College of Art and Design graduating in 2012 with a BFA in Fibers and Painting. Thalia has recently completed her MFA degree in painting at SCAD, and is currently residing in Maryland.

Thalia’s work is centered on examining my obsessive tendencies. She make performance videos depicting herself in a broad range of conditions. The inherent need to record and observe takes precedence over the content. To relate the estrangement she experience to the viewer, the footage is broken into hundreds of clips, reordered, and then layered. The 33 layers of footage emphasize my obsessive examinations. The footage is paused at 3 minutes, 33 seconds, and 33 frames, providing the viewer with a moment of pause. The number 3 as well as its multiples, references the infancy of these tendencies, which is rooted in her childhood. Driven by her habitual nature, physical processes such as screen-printing are introduced, providing further departure through increased objectivity. The original imagery is broken down through successive layers. Every layer is different from another and never repeated. Use of color reflects the departure occurring from the original footage. Influenced by cybernetic art, performance art, chance operations, and systems art, Thalia’s work focuses on obsessive tendencies, and the altered perceptions developed through compulsion.

View Event →
William Wright and Marie-Paule Dendooven Coster
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

William Wright and Marie-Paule Dendooven Coster

Marie-Paule Dendooven Coster originally from Brussels, Belgium has always been drawn to the arts. She Came to the US and studied drawing, sculpture and painting at The Schuler School, M.I.C.A and B.C.C.

 

 

Marie-Paule paints maints with a variety of mediums such as acrylic, oil pastels, sticks, ink, wood and paper. She paints with many layers, blending many colors and textures. Her works vary from figurative to abstract and her subjects are mostly imaginary. She finds she either paints from memory or the subconscious. Her work is about feeling. Her inspiration is taken from nature and light. More info can be seen one Marie-Paule’s website www.marie-pauledenoovencoster.com 

 

William Wright is a prolific self taught artist. Born and raised in England, currently living and working in the USA. William paints in a variety of styles with fondness for expressionism and bright colors. Winner of RAW BALTIMORE : BEST VISUAL ARTIST 2013. William has had work displayed at the prestigious Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore.

 

Mr. Wright usually works quickly with whatever inspires him at the time and whatever materials are at hand or have grabbed his attention.

For the August show William hope to create a few new larger pieces, combining collage with paint, but honestly he has no idea what will inspire him tomorrow and may go in a totally different direction!

 

 

View Event →
Coming from New York Rich Zoeller and Oscar Rivera Exhibit
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Coming from New York Rich Zoeller and Oscar Rivera Exhibit

Rich Zoeller is a photographer based out of New York City with photography that covers large variety of areas such as urban exploration,night work, astro & landscapes as the list goes on.  Rich’s work has been featured in the main lobby of the of the world famous Empire State Building and as well as online magazines, and published worldwide. It is the love and passion that he has for this art that keeps driving him forward and continuing to show the world what he capture through my lens.

Rich Zoeller’s  work can be viewed @ www.richzoellerphotography.com


Oscar Rivera too is a New York City freelance photographer. Oscar's work has been published in newspapers & magazines here and around the world and has also adorned book covers. His work can also be found throughout the city anywhere from coffee houses in SOHO, to shops of distinction on the Upper East Side. In addition, he has commissions on a regular basis by a wide variety of clients. Having lived in NYC his entire life; shooting it is his passion. Although Oscars specialty is night photography with an emphasis on urban exploration, his collection is not limited to this. Oscar has a comprehensive catalogue of diverse images obtained from his frequent travel throughout and outside of the United States.

View Event →
John Johnson and Ron Campbell
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

John Johnson and Ron Campbell

John F. Johnson III born in 1978 in Washington, DC John acquired his love for art as a child.  His father was a commercial artist. He was fascinated with the skill that his father possessed, the skill of taking an idea or vision and transforming it into an artistic manifestation.

Like his father, John was a natural artist. His raw talent afforded him the opportunity to attend high school at Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington DC. He later moved to Baltimore and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for illustration and a Master of Fine Arts degree for digital arts from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Passionate about his craft, John started his own graphic designing company, J2 Design Inc. He specializes in graphic design, photography, video production and editing. John has always been intrigued by the details in a person’s face. He believes that many stories can be told through facial expressions. His drawings and photography reflects his passion for conveying those stories.

John is currently the Creative Director for the urban retailer, DTLR. His vision, craft, and creativity have guided the company’s marketing strategies to greater heights. John’s work is currently printed in all of DTLR’s literature. His work is also displayed at all DTLR locations and at www.dtlr.com. John’s favorite quote and moto is “possibility begins with imagination”.

 

 

Ronald Campbell is a local artist born and raised in West Baltimore. Outside of the occasional YouTube tutorial he has no formal art related training, just an inherent talent and the ability to make cartoonish ideas come to life. Aside from his work on the displayed pieces he also specializes in graphic design and lettering. He has used these talents to contribute to the success of a local clothing brand, Virt Ink. He is also spearheading the art direction for a children’s book titled The Electrifying Adventure of Mr. Powers.

Fries On the Rise: An Opus to the Side Piece is a series of acrylic paintings that finally gives some shine to everyone’s favorite fast food co-star. As with most of his creation, the inspiration comes from sketchbook doodles, twisted humor, late 80’s cartoons and couch lock. Ronald only hopes that whatever people see his work they question the seriousness of day to day reality and follow it up with a chuckle. Every laugh is a successful project.

Ronald’s portfolio and personal writings can be seen on http://weneedthosefries.com and is currently offering selected work on http://goodsbyrawn.com.

View Event →
Solo exhibit with Mattye Hamilton
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Solo exhibit with Mattye Hamilton

Press Kit: http://www.mattye-hamilton.com

Statement

When I paint I am illustrating the way in which I am connected to my environment. I am drawn to the patterns, colors and figures that I see in daily life, which I then use to populate a world of my own. I feel the energy from each individual piece and imagine the story it tells. I want my surfaces to radiate light and tease emotion. I become lost in the layers of paint and begin to formulate a story. Texture, color and motion are all important elements of my work that complete the experience. In 2015 I started experimenting with metal leaf, working it into sections of my paintings. The metallic hues have added a certain warmth and radiance, lending a spiritual feeling to my figures. I sense a warmth emanating from the canvas, and I connect with the work in a way that is organic and spontaneous.

About the Artist

Mattye Hamilton is a painter and printmaker living in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1994. She uses luscious, unexpected combinations of color, pattern, and line, infusing her work with equal measures of nature and style. Hamilton’s work has been exhibited throughout Baltimore, including at MAXgallery, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Fleckenstein Gallery, Minas Gallery, & Patrick Sutton Home. Her paintings and works on paper are on permanent display at Fleckenstein Gallery . Her works have also been published in several magazines, including Shape, MS, and Baltimore Magazine. Look for more of Hamilton’s workon display at the Creative Alliance in July 2016.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ld6iyjjr3uydg4y/AADs42VJZzYbBubvMkoWRjGsa?dl=0

View Event →