ACGT celebrates Barton Makar Weiss Reception, Mar. 26, 6-8pm

Posted Mar 25th, 2010 by Ryan A. Bunch  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


The Barton, Makar, Weiss Exhibition will be on display March 22 thru April 30, 2010 in the Parkwood Gallery. The public is invited to join us for a reception for the exhibition on Friday, March 26 from 6 to 8 pm.

Laura Makar’s large drawings of young men, almost hip-hop themed, are frozen in their movement as they illusionistically climb the walls, bounce off of pedestals, almost break-dancing in mid-air. The interactions of these figures flip the gallery space inside out, suggesting the urban sidewalk or cityscape outside the gallery.

The urban feel also relates to Sam Barton’s portraits, which capture the faces of young black America in intriguing, thought provoking ways. In many cases, Barton’s portraits and characters are inspired by slang, catch phrases and pop culture references, embodiments of stereotypes that force the viewer to contemplate, and look deeper into those associations. These characters look into the suspended chaos of the gallery with a variety of emotions.

Last, but certainly not least, the work of Mary Weiss rounds out the conversation with poignant, yet abstract hints of social and political, as well as personal, commentary. Weiss’s ceramic vessels, tiles, and sculpture have surfaces impressed with poly-patterned but gritty, random textures and glazed with smokey, asphalt-like tones.

The Parkwood Gallery is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 4:30pm and is located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue, Suite 120 off of Monroe Street in Downtown Toledo.

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio that develops and promotes the arts in the community, serving Northwest Ohio since 1959. 419-254-ARTS

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