NDMU’s Gormley Gallery Presents Brady Wilks: Soul of the Land and Selected Works
August 8, 2014
Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Gormley Gallery is pleased to present Brady Wilks: Soul of the Land and Selected Works, from September 2 to October 9. The opening reception is September 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a Gallery Talk is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 at noon.
Wilks describes Soul of the Land as a fine art landscape series. But his landscapes, he says, have many layers of meaning.
“On my side of the work, it is a cathartic journey of connecting to the landscape, crafting my image and making the art objects by hand,” he says. “To the viewer, it is a presentation of the landscape and a reflection of myself that acts as a way to evoke an emotion in the viewer similar to what I feel when I am in the landscape making the work. These handmade art objects are to be experienced and felt, physically and emotionally.”
Wilks began his creative work with photography as a self-educated student using film in southern California starting in 1996. Shortly thereafter, he started working professionally as a photographer and graphic designer with deep roots in commercial, nature and conservation work.
In 2004, he decided to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he began teaching college-level darkroom and digital photography courses in Maryland. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University in May 2014.
Wilks has had solo exhibits at The Artists' Gallery in Frederick, Maryland and at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, also in Frederick. He has exhibited in numerous juried exhibits including the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, where he is a member.
Through Notre Dame of Maryland University's Art Department, Gormley Gallery provides a space for emerging and established artists and engages the community through art.
Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Free admission.
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