Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

June 12 - August, 12, 2017
Front Window Featured Artist: Kanika Sircar

Front Window Featured Artist: Kanika SircarKanika Sircar makes use of maps and texts as central images in her sculptural vessels and tiles. Prints of charts and excerpts of poetry are layered over slips, stains and pencil drawings. Maps are employed to evoke both certainty and doubt, pointing to where we assume we are and the arbitrary nature of that assumption. Thought provoking and beautiful, her pieces variously reference Vedic cosmography, diagrams of the Copernican universe, drawings of Martian topography, and the documents and plans of India’s partition.

June 12, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Material – Object – Form

Material – Object – FormFeaturing: Leda Black, Melissa Burley, Eric Celarier, Katie Dell Kaufman, Annie Farrar, Zofie Lang, and Fabiola Yuricisin.

Attaching meaning to the things around us among the most fundamental aspects of what it means to be human. We value many things not for what they are, but for where they came from, who gave them to us, or what they help us remember. Other things take on spiritual meaning, or link us to histories and traditions. Material – Object – Form explores the ways that artists use these relationships to develop the content of their artwork.


August 28 - October 21, 2017
Methods

MethodsAlternative Methodologies explores formal, material, and conceptual approaches to investigating identity as personal narrative and shared experience. Featuring a selection of artists New York, Texas, the DMV, this challenges the boundaries of traditional media and found objects to revisit and reexamine historical memory.

Featuring: Rodrigo Carazas, Chanel Compton, Robert Hodge, Wayson Jones, and Sam Vernon

November 6 – December 30, 2017
Splash: Attitude and Process

Splash: Attitude and ProcessThe 2017 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition

Attitudes are catalysts for new processes, and re-envisioned ways of making. To use any material, or even to make work that is ethereal, arises from widely varied practices, but always embodies the artist’s attitude about creating. Furthermore, to act with style and intention in creating articulates and shares the position of the artist. Pushing the boundaries of art informs not only making art but also seeing it.

Splash: Attitudes and Process seeks artworks that embody attitude and style. All artists over 18 who live, work, study, or maintain their studio in Prince George’s County, MD are eligible to apply. Look out for the call for entries in late summer.

January 16 - March 17, 2018
A Curator Collects. Highlights from the collection of H. Elaine Jackson

A Curator Collects. Highlights from the collection of H. Elaine JacksonLocal 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.