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Exhibit Features Works by Sabine Carlson, Evelyn Jacob and Elroy Williams
BlackRock Center for the Arts is exhibiting works of mixed media, collage, photography, oil and charcoal by the artists Sabine Carlson, Evelyn Jacob, and Elroy Williams in its Main Gallery. The exhibit runs April 18-May 19, Monday-Thursday 10:00-8:00, Friday 10:00-6:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00. There is an Artist Reception on Saturday, April 21 from 5:30-7:30. The reception, like the exhibit, is free and open to the public.
About the Artists
Sabine Carlson is painter who has been working on the East Coast since 1995. She has exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as in Germany, France, Italy and the Czech Republic. Her work is included in corporate, public and private collections in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and in the United States. Carlson’s imagery of trees, helicopters, and dogs reside in semi- abstract pictorial spaces that recall landscape. Real life hierarchies of gravity, proportion, and size don’t apply in the paintings; dogs sometimes sleep in trees or move around obstacles along unseen paths. Helicopters are shown most often without their rotors and hang in the air like whales. Trees are stuck in place but mobile and nimble in their branches. The paintings’ narratives are open and allow many possible twists and turns as they trace the intertwined nature of power and vulnerability.
Much of Evelyn Jacob’s work explores the details of the natural world, revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her images reflect her emotional responses to the light, tonality, pattern, line and color in her subjects. Photographs in her series “Hidden Worlds: Leaves in Ice” were made in local ponds and streams during winters since December, 2007. Images in this new body of work span the realistic and the abstract, exhibit subtle patterns through surprisingly vivid colors and visual excitement through sparkling angled light. The images convey a wide array of emotional qualities, from peacefulness or delicacy to excitement or motion to sense of the sublime.
A New York City native, Elroy Williams graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he majored in fine arts and painting as well as commercial art. To achieve his goal of connecting with people and provoking thought through his art, he uses a variety of media, alone and sometimes in combination. Williams’ work has recently appeared in regional and national juried exhibitions at the Strathmore Mansion, the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts, and Montgomery College.
More About Blackrock Center for The Arts
Blackrock Center for the Arts is the creative center of Germantown. They offer a variety of classes for adults and children of all ages such as guitar, painting, hip-hop, ballet and much more. In addition, Blackrock regularly hosts arts and music performances. See their website for more details.