Upcoming Exhibits


 

KAY GALLERY

OVER, UNDER, THROUGH:
ELISA BERRY FONSECA, SUZI FOX, FABIOLA ALVAREZ YURCISIN

Three artists manipulate common materials to create distinctive works of sculpture and installation

NOVEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 16, 2017

MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION
Saturday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM FREE
Mix and mingle with exhibiting artists and fellow art lovers at the opening reception

ARTIST TALK & TOUR
Saturday, December 2 | 2:00 pm | FREE
Exhibiting artists discuss their inspiration, process, and techniques

The exhibition “Over, Under, Through” features sculptures and site-specific installations by three contemporary sculptors whose work focuses on the manipulation of common materials to create new three-dimensional forms. Elisa Berry Fonseca stacks and bends scraps of wire, felt, fabric, paper, and other materials into sculptural installations that replicate scenes found in the natural world. Suzi Fox responds to the inherent characteristics of carefully chosen materials and tools, many found at the hardware store, then manipulates them into thought-provoking sculptures. Fabiola Yurcisin uses additive forms of construction, often using materials considered obsolete, in works that question how we produce, consume and discard technological inventions. The three artists employ varied techniques yet share the connection of using repetitive processes to transform materials into unexpected three-dimensional forms. To learn more about each of the exhibiting artists, visit:

Elisa Berry Fonseca: www.ebfonseca.com
Suzi Fox: www.suzifox.net
Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin: www.fabiola.com.mx

 

Images, left to right: Elisa Berry Fonseca, “Black Stalagmites”, tar paper, fabric, steel, variable dimensions; Suzi Fox, “Straight Line”, knitted chalk line reel, 24 x 10 x .25 inches; Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, “Homeland Security Advisory System”, aluminum, acrylic paint, colored ribbons, string, variable dimensions.


 

CEDRIC WILLIAMS: DERELICTION
Solo exhibit of mixed media assemblages combining photographs and remnants of the site

NOVEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 16, 2017

MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION
Saturday, November 11 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE
Mix and mingle with exhibiting artists and fellow art lovers at the opening reception

 
ARTIST TALK & TOUR
Saturday, December 2 | 2:00 pm | FREE
Artist Cedric Williams discusses his inspiration, process, and techniques

 
TERRACE GALLERY

Creating environments to support photographic images of sites found in a state of dereliction, Cedric Williams observes the ways in which buildings, surfaces and structures change upon abandonment. Fascinated with erosion, his most recent work focuses on the decay at three sites: an abandoned slate quarry in North Wales, a now demolished cement factory in Maryland, and World War II remains washed up on the coast of Delaware.  Using wood panels, cardboard, or vellum as his base, Williams adds plaster, sand, gravel, dried roots, rusted metal, and other materials to gain texture and depth as he constructs mixed media collages that include photographs of deteriorating sites. Including dried organic materials and found objects, which he sometimes collects from the actual sites, the artist regards these materials as an extension of the photographic images, enabling him to more fully reference the processes of aging and decay.

 

Image: Cedric Williams “Cement Factory 12”, mixed media, 20 x 20 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:

August 28 – September 15, 2017
October 30 – 31, 2017
November 6 – 10, 2017
December 18, 2017 – January 12, 2018
February 26 – March 2, 2018
April 9 – 10, 2018
April 16 – 20, 2018
Thursday, April 26 & Friday, April 27, 2018
June 4 – 8, 2018