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College of Notre Dame Hosts “Periphery,” an Artscape Off-Site Exhibit

May 18, 2010

“Periphery,” an exhibit of mixed media works based on or in dialogue with the photographic, will be shown in Gormley Gallery at College of Notre Dame of Maryland Saturday, July 10 through July 30, 2010. The exhibit is part of Artscape’s off-site visual arts programming.

An opening reception will take place Saturday, July 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge. 

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-532-5520 or log onto www.ndm.edu > gormleygallery.

“Periphery” will feature the work of Dennis Farber, Eric Finzi, Laurie Flannery, Isabel Manalo and Lisa McCarty. The exhibit is curated by Geoff Delanoy, curator of Gormley Gallery.

Dennis Farber’s large format Polaroids are multi-layered works that challenge the viewer’s perception. Using 20 x 24 Polaroid prints as a canvas, Farber’s application of graphite, acrylics, and other techniques calls into question our relationship to visual culture. Mr. Farber teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art and his work is included in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the International Polaroid Collection, at the Musee de L’Ellysee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The epoxy resin works of Eric Finzi quote the 19th century photographs of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll. His paintings reanimate the photographic past through his unique, and entropic process. His latest solo exhibition, “Circular Reasoning” is at the Dadian Gallery in Washington, DC. 

Laurie Flannery’s juxtapositions of text with antiquarian and modern photographic processes depict fleeting moments, which are reordered for contemplation. She is a studio artist at School 33 in Baltimore. Her work is also exhibited in “Switch Hitters” at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.

Isabel Manalo’s mixed media work combines straight and altered photographs with realistic and abstract painted forms. The result is imagery shaped by pieces that as a whole explore time and space. Her work has been shown at the McLean Project for the Arts, Arlington Art Center, Maryland Art Place, the Katzen Arts Center, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

The Polaroid transfers of Lisa McCarty survey her grandparents’ home and possessions. Her disorienting use of the photographic process explores the fault between photographic documentation and memory. She is a resident artist at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia and has exhibited her work in numerous shows on the local and national level including her recent solo exhibit, “Time Sheet”, at Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia.

“Periphery” has been partially funded by the Maryland State Arts Council, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.