TAG/The Artists Gallery of Frederick presents
"Hidden In View"
Photography by Marc Weinberg
"Entropy" A series of paintings by Sarah Higgins
November 3–November 26, 2017
O P E N I N G R E C E P T I O N
First Saturday, November 4, 5:00–9:00 pm
In November TAG/The Artists Gallery will feature solo exhibitions of photographs by Marc Weinberg and paintings by Sarah Higgins.
“In this show, called ‘Hidden In View,’ I’m returning to one of my favorite subjects, with a twist,” says Weinberg. Weinberg has been in love with photography since he picked up his first camera in 1956 at the age of eight. He has been fascinated with old things that tell stories of love, loss, and hope. You may recall his prior images of abandoned buildings and decades-old, rusting vehicles. In “Hidden in View,” Weinberg dedicates his entire exhibition to the study of an abandoned house hidden within a copse of trees just outside Frederick City. “The home’s features whisper hints about its long-gone inhabitants,” he says. “But what truly sets this home apart from others that I’ve seen is that it never has been found by graffiti artists or, apparently, anyone else. It is pristine in a messy but beautiful way.” Weinberg wanted to record all of the house’s dilapidated beauty before it falls to a wrecking ball. Be aware, however, that he will not share the home’s location, unless you promise not to deface it or disclose it to anyone who might do the same. Weinberg grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, has a B.A. from Ohio State University, a law degree from the University of Toledo, and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. In 2008, he retired from the Federal government service and became free to pursue his love of photography. He teaches photography at Frederick Community College and Shepherd University and has a studio at the Griffin Art Center in Frederick. Learn more at http://weinbergphotography.com.
In her new series called “Entropy,” Sarah Higgins looks at the idea of the lack of predictability and the gradual decline into disorder. “While many artists work on a theme for an exhibit, my intentions to do so tend to fall into disarray,” she says. “One idea leads to another and another. What if I add texture... change the line... subdue the palette? I wonder, and the adventure begins. “Much of my work starts out spontaneously with a series of lines. Spaces are filled, lines removed, shapes changed, colors blended. For me art is about problem solving, and knowledge of design is a large part of this. On the other hand I do not strive for absolute order or perfection. It is more to the opposite—flaws are human, and entropy is inevitable.” Higgins says growing up in an isolated farming community did not give her much exposure to art. “As a child I loved making things, drawing pictures, making sculptures out of dough, whatever was available. Eventually gifts always included art supplies. One of my favorites was "Learn to Draw" from Jon Gnagy. This type of instruction was all I had before going to art school. “I graduated from what is now Maine College of Art, majoring in graphic design and painting. After completing the course work for a master’s in ceramics, I exhibited pottery in galleries on the east coast. As time passed my ceramics became more colorful with more patterns— actually paintings on clay. After retiring, I returned to painting. It is not surprising that I have come full circle in my creative endeavors.”
TAG will also have a new show of work by the other members of the gallery. These shows all run from November 3 through 26, with an opening reception from 5 to 9pm during First Saturday on Nov. 4. Weinberg and Higgins will give a TAG Talk about their work on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2pm.
IMAGES (L to R)
• Marc Weinberg, “Hidden In View”
• Marc Wienberg, “Stairway to the Afterlife”
• Sarah Higgins, “Amelia”
• Sarah Higgins, “Winged”
216 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
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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!