A Montgomery Village artist is taking his work north.
Chris Noel, known for using bits of trash or recycling in his three-dimensional paintings, will have 20 pieces on display through Jan. 27 at an exhibit at The Artists’ Gallery in Frederick, The Gazette reported.
"These paintings are basically collections of various items that no longer seem useful (trash)," Noel says on his website. "The sad thing is that I often don't need to look any further than my own home or office to find an abundance of material. It's almost inconceivable to me how much waste our culture manages to generate."
Titled “Long After They Came for Us,” Noel's exhibit will feature some of the three-dimensional paintings along with the debut of his “Faces in the Dark” paintings, which are painted on recycled wood but do not incorporate other materials, according to the report.
"To me, my paintings are about who we are, right now. They are made from the contemporary artifacts of our time. When working on a painting, I often find myself thinking of creating a relic of past history and how time has a way of putting it's own creative spin on stuff. Much of what we discard in our everyday lives can take on new meaning when we can look at it from a different perspective," Noel says on his website.
If you go...
When: Through Jan. 27
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m., Friday-Sunday or by appointment
Where: The Artists’ Gallery, 4 East Church St., Frederick, MD