JULIE MAYNARD AND KAREN PEACOCK ARE TAG'S FEATURED ARTISTS MARCH 1 - APRIL 30
LIFE SIZE / Julie Maynard
A member of TAG since 2011, Julie Maynard has installed a group of collaged figures, all life-size. They range from humans standing nearly six feet tall down to a one-inch beetle. These creatures—the hawk soaring overhead, the coyote that may be stalking the deer—are aware of each other.
“They are watching us, while intent on unspooling their own stories,” Maynard says. “I hope viewers will become a part of this conversation.”
Maynard’s work in her show, Life Size, is a form of painting with paper, using bits of colors and text to build up layers that suggest the slow accumulation of time.
You can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and live jazz from 5 to 8 at the April 1 opening.
Maynard and Peacock will discuss their work on Sunday, April 2 at 1. As an added bonus, Wayne Drozynski will join them as he performs poetry inspired by their art. Afterwards the public will be invited to participate in an open reading as time allows.
Life Size and Under the Same Sky opens Friday, March 31, and the show runs through April 30. TAG is open from noon to 8 on Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 4 on Sundays. As always, admission is free.
TAG/The Artists Gallery / 501 N Market Street / Frederick, MD 21701
Website: theartistsgalleryfrederick.com Phone: 301.228.9860
UNDER THE SAME SKY / Karen Peacock
Under the Same Sky
Karen Peacock has been exhibiting mixed-media work at TAG since 2018. A road-trip enthusiast, her show, Under the Same Sky, features state maps as the substrate of her wall-hung art. The resulting images are finished with materials including paint, sand, and photo transfers.
In this series, Peacock explores our country’s ever-changing skies. Without labels, it's impossible to tell if the celestial images are from South Carolina or South Jersey.
“Though Americans are now more polarized than I’ve ever seen, clouds are unaffected whether they are floating over a blue state or a red state," says Peacock."
March 31 – APRIL 30, 2023
RECEPTION Saturday, April 1, 5–8 pm
TAG TALK Sunday, April 2, 1 pm
HOURS & LOCATION
Fri. & Saturday noon–8, Sunday noon–4
501 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
October: Jan McIntyre-Creager and Colleen Clapp
November: Chris Madden and S. Manya Stoumen-Tolino
December: Holiday Show
Artwork by TAG Artists
This is a partial sampling of the works on display. Come into the gallery to see more artwork