Visual Arts Program
 


Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Michael Mararian

Opening Reception and Artist's Talk

Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Michael Mararian - Opening Reception and Artist's Talk

Opening Reception
Friday, September 12, 2014, 8 to 11 pm

Artist Talk
Friday, September 12, 2014, 8 pm

Exhibition continues through October 3.

It's not that Michael Mararian's paintings are about children, but children serve as the central protagonists in much of his work. Painted with equal proportions of dark humor and buoyant charm, children function as the most effective dramatic foils for the contradictions, absurdities, and layers of pathos Mararian is fond of exploring. Whether brandishing lit matches and gasoline, wearing inappropriate clothing, wielding knives and guns, or just lying in a drunken stupor upon a field of cell phones, children as characters sharply highlight an array of themes and concerns discussed throughout Mararian's work READ MORE…

 
 
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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety


Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...