TAG/The Artists Gallery of Frederick presents
"Glimpses of Nirvana"
A solo exhibit of photographs by Mark Rothkopf
"SunSational"A group exhibition of work by all members of the Gallery
June 2–June 25, 2017
O P E N I N G R E C E P T I O N
First Saturday, June 3, 5:00–9:00 pm
Mark Rothkopf will have a solo exhibition at TAG/The Artists Gallery in June. His new series of photographs is titled “Glimpses of Nirvana.”
Rothkopf grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York where he developed a love for art at a young age. “I painted and drew and loved studying masterpieces of painting,” he says, “but I changed directions during a workshop where I met some of the greatest photographers and saw their amazing work. I fell in love with everything about photography, and I feel the same way almost forty years later.”
“Glimpses of Nirvana” is about Rothkopf’s lifetime love affair with the pursuit of special images.
“I`ve searched the earth from my doorstep to places as remote as Iceland,” he says. “I truly enjoy those photographs that come to me easily and have an immediate beauty. However I often find greater beauty in the far less obvious. That often involves exploring things I fear— shadowy areas that are less inviting— but more often have a richer and more meaningful result.”
Included in “Glimpses” are images that he describes as “having grown very slowly on me— and hopefully they will on the viewer as well.” This interaction between the seer and the seen will, he hopes, lead viewers to an idyllic place or state which some describe as nirvana.
In addition to this solo exhibition, TAG will have a new show of work by all members of the gallery with a theme of “SunSational.” Both shows run from June 2 through 25. with a reception from 5 to 9pm during First Saturday on June 3.
216 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
Fridays, Saturdays, 12:00–9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00–5:00 pm,
or by appointment. Please call (301) 696-8187 during gallery hours.
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TAG/The Artists Gallery is an artist-owned gallery established in 1990 and features monthly solo exhibitions by members, as well as ongoing group exhibitions. A rich variety of subjects and mediums is always on view, ranging from realistic to abstract, and traditional to experimental mixed media creations. Please drop in and discover the wealth of talent right here in Frederick!