BlackRock Center for the Arts
Reaching from Soil: Exhibition of Drawings by Alex L. Porter
September 10 - October 22, 2016
Reception: Saturday Sepetember 10, 2-4pm, Remarks at 3pm
Artist Talk & Gallery Tour: Saturday October 15, 2-3pm
"In his solo exhibition, “Reaching from Soil,” he explores growth through a ritual of drawing intricate layers of precise black lines on stark white paper, defining the raw and often chaotic forms of bare branches, twisted vines, and leaning trunks. Porter’s high contrast tree forms become icons, emerging beyond mere depiction of pastoral scenery, and dominate bold compositions that draw parallels between the brutal cycles of nature, living and dying, and our own human struggles. Pointing to our common involvement in experiencing the natural world..."
BlackRock is located: 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
Mark Jenkins featured this exhibit in the Oct.14th 'In the galleries' write-up in The Washington Post, here:www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mu?
Hillyer Art Space
Branching Out: Sculpture by Marc Robarge, Drawings by Alex L. Porter
February 5-27, 2016
Reception: February 5
"Branching Out will feature Porter's meticulous pen and ink drawings, and Robarge's hybrid sculptures made of tree branches, pods, with mass-produced and man-made items. Both artists use the subject of tree branches to explore how growth defines the landscape, whether or not it is hampered by human intervention"
Hillyer Art Space is located: 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Here's a write-up on the show from The Washington Post
And check out Marc Robarge's website: mrobarge.com/home.html