Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Rockville openings

Artists and Makers Studios 2 Presents "anti-land" with Gregory Logan Dunn "Tulipmania" with Patty Hankins

Artists and Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present one exhibit in the main galleries for the month of May.
 "anti-land" with artist Gregory Logan Dunn will be featured in the Main and Merge Galleries on the second floor. Work in this solo exhibit represents a new group of paintings that continue to pursue traditional themes in the artist’s work: opacity versus transparency, multiple layers of paint accumulating on the surface while leaving visible existing layers underneath, through holes and rips from the layers above. Mystery, introspection, transformation, absolution. This process is highly personal - it has been an experience Dunn creates, individual and bereft of social or political commentary. Apolitical no more. Negative charges are fired in opposition saturating the American mindscape with polarizing fallout that land like lit fuses in the landscape of the national consciousness. What is fired across the aisle falls out onto the land, and it poisons, burns. There is no harvest in anti-land. "Tulipmania" with Patty Hankins of the Montgomery County Camera Club will open in the Photographers’ Hall, along with exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and artists’ open studios to round out the evening.
"Tulipmania" Opening Reception

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, May 5th, 2017
Artists and Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Additionally AM presents three exhibits in three galleries for the month of May at the Parklawn location in Rockville, just 9/10’s of a mile from the buildings on Wilkins. "Navigation/Immigration" with Alonzo Davis, "Waterborne" with Cindy Packard Richmond, and "This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Textiles" with Melanye Coleman, along with resident artists’ open studios.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, May 5, and continue through Wednesday, May 25th, 2017. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment. 

Kahlo quote

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you."

Frida Kahlo