10 May 2007

"Wired to the Elements" Opening Reception at Roxanne's Artiques - Friday, May 11th

Sky + Water 2 by Garth Gardner
The unique colors and forms of nature come alive in "Wired to The Elements," a joint exhibition with area artists and Trinidad and Tobago nationals Garth Gardner and Floyd Roberts. Their work is on display Friday, May 11th through June 16th at Roxanne’s Artiques & Gallery, 3426 9th Street, NE. A reception for Gardner and Roberts will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2007, 6-8pm.

Gardner’s paintings, called "The Elements," are swirling bursts of color in complex patterns only seen in nature. Painted with acrylic on wood, "The work is not abstract; rather it captures the abstractions created by nature itself," says Gardner, who has a Ph.D. in Art Education.

Trained in fine arts, Gardner began creating art using the computer in the mid-1990s. His images have been exhibited at various museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including the Paterson Museum in New Jersey, the Atlantic Gallery in New York, and the Nanjing College of Art in China.

Internationally recognized Floyd Roberts moved to the United States at age 13. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the Corcoran School of Art in 1984. His pieces include sculpture in metal, wood, stone, clay and mixed media. Roberts’ work has been on display at numerous exhibitions including Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Art Spin Gallery, and Strathmore Hall Art Center, all in Maryland.

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-7pm; Sunday, 1-6pm

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