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Artists’ Reliefs Have Architectural Underpinnings

Nov. 5, 2012

Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery presents “Evolving Structures,” wall reliefs and paintings by Rachel Hellmann, James von Minor and Mary Walker, Nov. 8-Dec. 7.

These three artists are investigating the permutations of hand-built and wall-mounted forms. All three artists have a coherent architectural underpinning to their painted and constructed wall pieces. Boston-based artist Rachel Hellmann presents the most rigorous study of painting’s relationship to grid permutations, from her iced and formal “Whitescapes” to her recent prismatically shaped canvases of understated elegance. Baltimore-based artist James von Minor has an ongoing fascination with the interplay of painting and relief elements, where the painting’s basic structure is amplified by 3-D utilitarian objects, from knobs and wood lathing to a clothespin. Baltimore-based artist 

Mary Walker assembles organically-structured “islands” of construction debris across the plane of the wall in her subtly colored “Archipelago.”

The artists will give a talk at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Later that day, join the artists for a reception 6-8 p.m., both in the gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday evening. For information, contact Chris Mona, 410-777-7028.

James von Minor of Baltimore positioned wood and hardware to create a “Pin Wheel” that measures 12 ½ x 12 x 1.”  

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