January 16 - March 17, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 27, 5-8 pm
Local collector and independent curator H. Elaine Jackson has, over a period of nearly four decades, acquired and exhibited work by prominent mid-20th century artists-of-color drawn from the continental U.S., as well as practitioners from the Caribbean basin and Africa, with a deliberate focus on the graphic mediums.
The exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in February 2018 will feature selected works representative of four decades of collecting. The corpus of the exhibit focuses on four prominent mid-20th century NYC based practitioners -- Romare Bearden, Herbert Gentry, Vincent Smith, and Norma Morgan but also brings together a cross-section of work spanning several generations of female artists offering a referential point-of-view touching on the multiple roles imposed on and displayed by women -- mother, goddess, object, muse.
April 2 - May 27
Reception: Saturday, April , 5 - 8 PM
Artists' Talk: Saturday April 28, 2 - 4 PM
The exhibition, Biomorphic, featuring works by artist’s Tom Hill and Liza Linder, transports the viewer into surreal worlds through color, form, and surface. Both artists use organic forms that resemble elements in the natural world while having an otherworldly feel. In Linder’s mosaic work, she isolates a range of nature specimens and life forms, scaling them up and creating embellishment with tile and glass. In contrast to Linder’s isolated forms, Tom Hill generates complete scenarios in which such forms live and breathe. Using acrylic paint and glazing medium, Hill presents a dreamlike journey of fluid and shifting movement, arcane markings, and suggestive, ambiguous space.
June 11 – August 11, 2018
Reception: June 16, 5–8 pm
In a collaboration with the Brentwood Arts Exchange and under the direction of Professor Jason Kuo, University of Maryland art students curate, design and produce an exhibition featuring local artists. The exhibit will feature the work of Lorenzo Cardim, Victor Ekpuk and Wilfredo Valladares, with a focus on their material investigations, and an exploration of the transnational elements present in their process and productions.