Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

Gallery Hours: 10 am-5 pm, seven days a week.

April 9 – May 29, 2016 Reception: Saturday, April 9, 1-3 pm
Cianne Fragione and Seth Adelsberger

Cianne Fragione and Seth AdelsbergerMain Gallery

Cianne Fragione and Seth Adelsberger push the limits of their respective media to reveal the immediacy and spontaneity involved in the creative process.

Using paint, textiles, paper, and assemblage, Fragione creates work that combines three narrative elements: her childhood growing up in an Italian immigrant neighborhood in Connecticut, her previous dance career in ballet and jazz, and her visual art training in the San Francisco Bay Area during the beat and funk movement.

Baltimore-based artist Seth Adelsberger questions traditional notions of painting and printmaking through the use of unusual materials and rearrangement of the standard steps in artmaking.

"[Adelsberger’s] work is very strong visually and aesthetically. His paintings really grab your eye. But they're also very interesting conceptually and historically. They relate back to artworks done in the late 1950s and 1960s by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Frank Stella, and that gives what Seth is doing a lot of heft." ---Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art

Images by Seth Adelsberger (left) and Cianne Fragione (right)


April 9 – May 29, 2016 Reception: Saturday, April 9, 1-3 pm
Dominie Nash

Dominie NashLibrary Gallery

Working in a collage-like manner, Dominie Nash builds up layers of fabric to create a sense of mystery and depth.

Paying special attention to the coloring and patterning of fabrics, the uneven and serendipitous results contribute to the spontaneity and expressiveness of the work, even though the composition may be planned in advance.

Using both abstract and representational forms, Nash invites the viewer to return and see different things at each viewing.

May 29 – June 26, 2016 Reception: Friday, June 10, 7-9 pm
Melissa Burley

Melissa BurleyMelissa Burley combines recycled items that may include metal, glass blocks containing colored water, test tubes, furniture parts, lab glass and bottles, automobile and bicycle components and then illuminates them with halogen or LED lighting.

The ultimate goal of her work is to elevate both man-made and recycled materials to a level that suggests that there is beauty in life after death and open the eyes of others to consider his or her role in the preservation of our earth.

June 10 – July 31, 2016 Reception: Friday, June 10, 7-9 pm
Kevin Rohde

Kevin RohdeLibrary Gallery

In this body of work composed of ceramic figurative sculptures, Kevin Rohde examines our relationship with clothing, and its use as a symbol to question ideas of consumerism, classicism, and societal development.

The similarities between the fiber of fabric and the fiber of muscle blur and become interchangeable, questioning our relationship to the natural world. Darkness, humor, and hope all play their part to express a truth of our culture.

June 10 – July 31, 2016 Reception: Friday, June 10, 7-9 pm
35th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: Spatial Interpretation

Main Gallery

Various artists are invited to create site specific installation work in response to the gallery space.