JUNE 3 - 26, 2016
First Saturday, June 4, 5:00-8:00 pm
TAG TALK: Movin' and Groovin'
Sunday, June 19, 3:00 pm
TAG/THE ARTISTS GALLERY
216 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Fridays & Saturdays, 12 - 9 pm
Sundays, 12 - 5 pm
or by appointment
In June two artists— Marion Griffin and Sarah Higgins— will have solo exhibitions at TAG/The Artists Gallery.
MARION GRIFFIN will show work inspired by gardens in an exhibition titled “Interpretations.”
“The joy of contemplation is at its peak when I am one with nature,” explained Griffin. “As a long time meditator, I am inspired by the beauty of gardens, especially the famous Innisfree Gardens in New York and the gardens I’ve created around my home. Intuitive by nature, I long to find and paint the prevailing spirit, the essence of what is beneath and sometimes hidden in gardens.”
As a former dancer and an Abstract Expressionist, Griffin explores movement, space, exuberant color and the essence of beauty— “All of which are endless in a garden,” she said. “Gardens inspire me to be more sensitive and pay closer attention to all that is there, seen and not seen... something I am constantly searching for in my art.”
SARAH HIGGINS will show a series of new paintings titled “Balanced Chaos.”
“I love color— which is obvious— and design, which I hope is also obvious,” Higgins said. “On the other hand I also strive for a sense of movement and energy that may even be chaotic at times. My challenge is to make it all work.”
Higgins feels that, as a painter she is “only part of the equation. I produce the work, but you view the work. You bring your own perspective into the process. It may or may not be what I thought I was conveying.
“One of the reasons I enjoy doing abstracts is that they are not dictatorial,” she said. “You see what you want to see.”
In addition to the solo exhibitions, TAG will have a new show of work by the other members of the gallery. Since “Easels in Frederick” takes place during June, the members show at TAG will feature landscapes and landscape-inspired work.
Marion Griffin, “Quest for Radiance”
Sarah Higgins, “and the cloud comes”
Sarah Higgins, “Backwater”