“Collections of Perceptions”
Oil painter Michael McSorley brought together the unexpected, the ordinary, and the unassuming through carefully constructed three-dimensional assemblages in his solo exhibit, “Collections of Perceptions.” McSorley artfully merged fine art with carpentry through his masterfully painted and expertly crafted assemblages. He painted a collection of individual still lifes, portraits, and scenes and then explored the relationships between his chosen items – grouping them aesthetically and conceptually.
Different perspectives of Michael McSorley’s “Collections of Perceptions.” • • #art #theartleague #oilpainting #assemblage #contemporaryart #contemporaryrealism #gallery #artexhibition #artcollector #gallerylife #acreativedc #bythings #walkwithlocals #alexandriava #extraordinaryalx #dcart #dmvartist
In our monthly exhibit, Ron Colbroth’s award-winning photograph of a sailboat crisply mirrored in the calm, blue waters of Southern Portugal is the very definition of “reflection.” June “Reflections” juror Carlton Fletcher said that the award-winning pieces needed to “read from across the room, and then reward you for coming in for a closer look. That is what I call graphic power.”
Artist Abol Bahadori received the Anne Banks Award for Mixed Media/Collage for his piece, Reverie. “My own interpretation is that this [painting] is somehow about reversing the destruction of the nature by man—a dream or “reverie” we all share.”
Read our full Q&A with Bahadori.
View these exhibits before they close on Sunday!
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