TAG/The Artists Gallery of Frederick presents Annual Associates ShowWork by the ten TAG Associates
February 2–February 25, 2018
O P E N I N G R E C E P T I O N
First Saturday, February 3, 5:00–9:00 pm
In February, TAG/The Artists Gallery features its “Annual Associates Show.” This group exhibit showcases common threads and points of departure in the art of the ten TAG Associates.
Works include oil, encaustic, and mixed media paintings ranging from traditional and plein air to abstract, traditional and digital photography, foundry-based metal art, and innovative stabiles and mobiles.
Palma Brozzetti is an intuitive photographer, versatile in alternative, traditional, and digital methods. She has traveled throughout the country to produce her pristine, hauntingly beautiful photographs.
Gillian Collins’s paintings present an abstracted viewpoint of mechanical components found in parking garages, building utility rooms, bridges, or along a town’s sidewalks or back alleys. Working in plein air or from photographs, she exposes the abstract essence of these mechanical forms to create paintings that illuminate symbols of our technological advancement.
Luc Fiedler’s sculptures and foundry-based art are meditative and engaging, often combining metal and stone with physics-based movement inspired by the balance of science and nature.
Sandra Fritter’s plein air, studio, and figurative oils are painted spontaneously to capture essence, color, and light. They evoke freshness, deftly bringing an image’s immediacy to the canvas and viewer.
Richard John Jenkins is a painter and sculptor, including in this exhibit his table-top kinetic stabiles and hanging art mobiles inspired by Alexander Calder.
Sheryl Massaro’s oils and photography vary from intuitive abstraction to subtly conveying the stillness and meaning of everyday places, objects, and creatures as they are caught in light and shading.
Thomas Ritchie’s series of new plein air paintings explore color vibration and the impasto effects of oil paint. Each work captures an impression of evolving, dynamic objects, whether of city streets or country lanes.
Lori Niland Rounds is an accomplished abstract artist, and works mainly in encaustic monotype medium. Her work is profoundly meditative, whether exploring color or harmony.
Paula Rubin-Wexler is known for her big skies, abstracted landscapes, and skilled use of color. Most of her work is done in plein air, using oil on canvas, to capture the visceral emotional feelings she experiences while painting on location.
Karen Winston-Levin’s evocative paintings focus on the ways that light and shadow can define figures as well as structures. Her minimal compositions possess an emotional directness, sometimes avoiding outright description, sometimes limiting colors to sustain a mood.
The TAG Associates program began in 2015 to provide a venue for talented artists and photographers who do not wish to commit to full membership in the gallery.
The “Annual Associates Show,” along with a group show of work by full members of TAG, will run from February 2 through 25. The opening reception will be held from 5p to 9pm on February 3 as one of Frederick’s First Saturday events. The closing reception and artist talk will be held on Sunday, February 25 from 2 to 5pm.
IMAGES (L to R)
• Lori Niland Rounds, “Dreamscape” - encaustic monotype
• Richard John Jenkins, “A Balanced Life”
• Palma Brozzetti, "Excursion” - archival ink print
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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!