“On the Line”

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Main Gallery, 21 S. Eutaw Street

Saturdays, September 17, 2016 - February 18, 2017, 11am-4pm

Artist Melanie Gritzka del Villar has lived, worked, and studied in Germany, Spain, England, Thailand, and the Philippines, and currently resides in the US. With a background in figurative painting, Gritzka del Villar has long been drawn to the use of found surfaces and mixed media processes. Her creative journey has been shaped by an ongoing search for harmony out of disparate cultural and environmental elements. This translates into a sensibility towards castaway objects as holders of fleeting meaning, and of latent possibilities for alternative narratives. Her creations reflect a concern with the current state of living in an increasingly fragmented and fragile world—they are palimpsests traced from a dialogue with the stranded materials and the environments of which they are a product. 

Chris Mona – Lily Tomlin on Mars, color lithograph on paper, 2012

“Out Of This World”

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Main Gallery, 21 S. Eutaw Street

Saturdays, February 25, 2017 - July 1, 2017, 11am-4pm

Each lithograph, screen print, or intaglio print in Out Of This World depicts a powerful woman--often a comedienne or an actress--moving amongst an inhospitable landscape. Chris Mona’s prints are equal parts thoughtful research and feral disregard. He investigates the elasticity of time, as figures marked by their era--Colonial Virginia to Powerhouse 1980’s--are transported to settings in other trajectories of time and space--deep-time Earth to sulfuric Venus. In one print, swinging 60s model Peggy Moffitt dances in a billowing couture dress on a comet nucleus recently visited by a European space probe; in another, actress Miranda Hart lounges in a Devonian Era landscape populated by earth’s first land plants. 


Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Studio Resident Gallery 203, 21 S. Eutaw Street

Saturdays, September 17-December 3, 2016, 11am-4pm

A solo exhibition by Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower resident studio artist and American Impressionist painter, Stewart White, President of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. White’s paintings reflect his background in architectural illustration and offer a pleasing combination of structure and painterly style. This exhibition is a revival of his impressions from twenty years’ worth of old sketch journals, which he has transformed into newly developed works.