NEW EXHIBITION AT THE STAMP GALLERY
FEATURED ARTISTS: LESSER GONZALEZ ALVAREZ, ANDREW LAUMANN, AND JACK HENRY
CURATED BY ALEX EBSTEIN AND SETH ADELSBERGER OF NUDASHANK GALLERY
April 26 – May 31, 2012
COLLEGE PARK–Md. The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland College Park will be presenting their new exhibit Work Sites, curated by Alex Ebstein and Seth Adelsberger of Nudashank Gallery (http://www.nudashank.com). Featured artists include: Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Andrew Laumann, and Jack Henry. The exhibition is open to the public April 26 through May 31, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 3rd, 5-8pm.
Work Sites features three artists who make abstract work that either references or directly uses construction and building materials to create larger dialog about impermanence, waste, and the haphazard discard of these materials. Working in sculpture, digital prints, and/or wall constructions each artist enters the conversation from a different perspective:
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez creates highly stylized sculptures and digital images that pull from found images of halted building projects, and abandoned interiors. Using a design sensibility, and Adobe software, Alvarez masks these scenes in rainbow gradients and glossy textures, reinserting a sense of potential while highlighting the ubiquity of both contemporary design and ruins.
Jack Henry uses found trash and industrial bi-products along with plaster, resin and cement to create layered, composite sculptures. His colored cross sectioned slabs and plinths appear as condensed, anthropological samples taken from landfills.
Andrew Laumann uses the decaying urban landscape as fodder for found object sculptures, photography, and painterly constructions. His work addresses gritty street aesthetics with the abundance of abandoned construction materials.
The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the gallery offers the University community an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves the public by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.
The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-8:00PM; Fridays 10:00AM-6:00PM; and Saturdays 11:00AM-5:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to https://stampgallery.wordpress.com/ or contact the gallery at 301-314-8493 or firstname.lastname@example.org–