November 11, 2016
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E • (301) 215-7990
patterns, dreams, shapes...a vibrant conversation"
Gallery B is pleased to present its November exhibition: “patterns, dreams, shapes...a vibrant conversation,” featuring artwork by Geoff Desobry, Greta Chapin McGill, Scott Sedar and Kim Thorpe. The four artists met for the first time in August and shared their respective visions, insights and process. They found many instances where their creative lives had crossed and were able to speak to each other in the mythological and spiritual context of art. The meetings continued and the conversation embraced the patterns, shapes, textures and colors of their work. They shared experiences, motivations, theories and goals. A sense of humanity and healing emerged. Four palettes, four voices connected in the universal rhythm of life and art.
7475 Wisconsin Avenue • (301) 215-7880
Studio B, located in the lower level of 7475 Wisconsin Avenue, is home to artists Linda Button, Judy Gilbert Levey and Steve Hay. Each artist creates, showcases and sells their work onsite.
“Tunnel Vision” Public Art Exhibition
Bethesda Metro Station Tunnel • (301) 215-6660
“Tunnel Vision” features the work of 12 regional artists whose original works have been printed on a polymetal material, size 4’ x 8’, and lines the walls of Bethesda’s Pedestrian Tunnel that runs under Wisconsin Avenue at the Bethesda Metro Station.
Waverly Street Gallery
4600 East-West Highway • (301) 951-9441
Mapquest: New Work in Clay
Kanika Sircar’s new ceramic work includes sculptural vessels and tiles. Her forms evoke books, pages or walls, and she marks their surfaces with ceramic pencils, slips and laser prints. Maps are central to her imagery, diagrams of both certainty and doubt. Maps point to where we think we are, and to the biases, dreams and fears underlying that assumption. In Starcharts, Sircar uses Schiaparelli’s drawings of the Martian landscape, including the winding grooves that, when translated into English as “canals”, sparked the hope of intelligent life elsewhere. The Galileo vessels are a nod to the long struggle to recognize a heliocentric universe. And in Borders, Sircar uses the declassified communiques that deal with the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the slashing red lines that she superimposes on maps alluding to the mere three weeks that it took Sir Cyril Radcliffe to arrive at the capricious boundaries of 1947.