McDaniel College's Department of Art and Art History presents “possessions,” a mixed media exhibit by Stewart Watson from January 29 through February 22 in The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. The opening reception will be held January 29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., with a Gallery Talk by the artist beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Stewart Watson's installations disassemble and reframe interactions. Moments of tension, nostalgia, and interdependence are revealed as she reinterprets each element in a relationship. There is a sense of balance and suspense as her material characters, including lush fabric and sprung steel rods, continually contradict and complete each other's paths. Watson's arrangements disarm the viewer with a tangible experience of vulnerability, dependence, and anticipation.
Watson received her BFA degree from The Pennsylvania State University 1991, and MFA from The University of Maryland in 2010. Her work has been featured in both solo exhibitions and over 60 group shows including WPA Options Biennial 2011, Obscurities at Goucher College, and Art MD 2010. Reviews of her work have been published in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Washington CityPaper, and New Art Examiner. She was also a featured artist on Maryland Public Television's Artworks This Week.
Along with creating her own work, she is a curator, exhibition designer, community artist, volunteer, teacher, and parent. Watson is a Founder of, and currently Exhibitions Director for, Area 405, a 6000+ square foot alternative exhibition space in Baltimore, MD since February, 2003. Watson lives and works in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District and is a proud Baltimorean since 1993.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information about the artist, please visit www.jlswatson.com/. For information and to confirm gallery hours, please call 410-857-2595.
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