Current Exhibits

 

INK IT: CONTEMPORARY PRINT PRACTICES

Juried Regional Printmaking Exhibition Featuring Works by 53 Artists

Exhibit on View: February 11 – March 11, 2017

KAY GALLERY

Meet the Artists Reception & Awards | Saturday, February 11 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE 

“INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” is a juried exhibition which highlights current fine art print practices by featuring the best graphic work by artists from across the region who choose both traditional and nontraditional printmaking processes to communicate images and words in multiple. The 53 works selected by juror Helen Frederick were created by artists who employ and combine techniques which include engraving, lithography, woodcut, mixed media monotype, collograph, etching, aquatint, chine collé, screenprinting, letterpress, photogravure, cyanotype, solarplate processes, and archival inkjet printing. Awards include a solo exhibition in 2018 to be awarded to one artist selected by the juror.

The “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” exhibit features the work of 53 artists: Katherine Akey, Cynthia Back, Leda Black, Allison Semele Blair, Lee Bowen, Nikki Brugnoli, Danqi Cai, Danielle Cartier, Donald Depuydt, Nina Chung Dwyer, Zach Fitchner, Kate Fleming, Jenny Freestone, Stephanie George, Susan Goldman, M. Alexander Gray, Tom Greaves, Mia Halton, Jessi Hardesty, Winston Harris, Robert S. Hunter, Pauline Jakobsberg, Acadia Kandora, Rebecca Katz, Nilou Kazemzadeh, Barbara Kerne, Cookie Kerxton, Brian Kreydatus, Rachel Lebo, Harriet Lesser, Tiffany Lin, June Linowitz, Joseph Lupo, Matthew McLaughlin, Nancy McNamara, Chris Mona, Carol Moore, Susan Due Pearcy, Iris Posner, Carol Reed, Randi Reiss-McCormack, Justin Rubich, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Rhonda Smith, Todd Stong, Janis Sweeney, Caroline M. Thorington, Patricia Underwood, Priya Vadhyar, Adrienne Waterston, Ellen Verdon Winkler, Max-Karl Winkler, and Clare Winslow.

 

Images (clockwise from bottom left): Danielle Cartier, Donald Depuydt Danqi Cai, Carol Reed, Brian Kreydatus, Randi Reiss-McCormack, Matthew McLaughlin, Acadia Kandora, Cynthia Back, Clare Winslow, Priya Vadhyar, Susan Goldman, M. Alexander Gray


JOSHUA DUNN: PERISHABLE

Photographs document architectural monuments

Exhibit on View: February 11 – March 11, 2017

TERRACE GALLERY

Meet the Artists Reception | Saturday, February 11 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE 

Exhibit Description: Photographing our most celebrated monuments and architectural masterpieces in his “Perishable” series, Joshua Dunn seeks to capture lasting impressions of the symbolic structures that represent the U.S. Initially attracted to his subjects for the permanence of the methods and materials used to construct these landmark buildings, his perspective shifted following the events of September 11, 2001. Dunn enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2004 and served in combat in Iraq. A veteran, who was awarded the Bronze Star, he now works as a civilian Geospatial Analyst and lives in Bethesda, MD. Dunn was originally trained as a large format film photographer, but now primarily creates multiple-row, high dynamic range panoramas in digital format. He earned his BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art where he is currently enrolled in the MFA in Photography program. To learn more, visit: www.joshuadunnphotography.com

Image: Joshua Dunn, “Library of Congress,” archival pigment print, 42 x 43 inches.


THOMAS GERMER: FORWARD, BACKWARD, UP, DOWN

Photographic explorations in spherical panoramas

Exhibit on View: February 11 – March 11, 2017

TERRACE GALLERY

Meet the Artists Reception | Saturday, February 11 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE 

Using the aid of technology to create spherical panoramas, Thomas Germer uses special photographic equipment to capture a scene with multiple images from a single vantage point, then uses software to “stitch” the frames together. Printing on aluminum, he either assembles the stitched images to form three-dimensional cubic sculptures, or projects them in an ultra-wide-angle fashion (that goes beyond the effect of a fisheye lens) to create two-dimensional prints. The Maryland photographer challenges the viewer to compare both applications by presenting each panorama in a sculpture and prints. Germer’s lifelong interest in optics and his career as a physicist drive his recent photographic explorations for the series “Forward, Backward, Up, Down” as he searches for scenes that are visually interesting in every direction. Germer holds degrees in physics from University of California Berkeley and Cornell University. To learn more, visit: www.tagermer.com

Image: Thomas A. Germer, “Lincoln Memorial I,” metal print photograph, 18 x 18 inches.

 


Gallery Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
Sunday: Closed*

*Galleries are often open in the evening and on Sundays when performances are offered at BlackRock. Galleries are closed on certain days when exhibits are being installed. Please call 301-528-2260 to confirm gallery open hours before you visit.

Galleries Closed to the public on the following dates:

February 6 – 11, 2017

March 13 – 15, 2017 (Terrace Gallery)

March 13 – 17, 2017 (Kay Gallery)

April 17 – 18, 2017  

April 24 – 29, 2017

June 12 – 16, 2017