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Virtual Artist Talk: Gail Shaw-Clemons

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Listen to Gail discuss her work in OVER THE RAINBOW: COLOR, VALUE, AND FORM.

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Moderated by Pyramid Artistic Director Gretchen via Zoom, Gail will discuss her process for creating the pieces in the current exhibition at Pyramid – Over the Rainbow: Color, Value, and Form.

Over the Rainbow: Color, Value, and Form
In the Helen C. Frederick Gallery
May 20, 2023 – June 25, 2023

DC Artist Gail Shaw-Clemons’ mastery of the rainbow roll technique is on full display in this vibrant exhibition of her monotype sculptural prints. Her work challenges the eye to see color not experienced before. Nearly 50 of these vivid works comprise the exhibition, dominant in the series are sculptural assemblages that twist paper and color into even more high-contrast rainbows.

This body of work began at Pyramid Atlantic when it first opened from the Covid-19 shutdown. Working with color became a healing and rejuvenating process for the artist, presenting a needed distraction from the horrors of Covid as well as the racial and political unrest.“This series represents the fact that beauty can be created in response to—and in spite of—trauma, disappointment, fear, and bewilderment…Rainbows are a sign of hope, new beginnings, and transformation.” – Gail Shaw-Clemons

Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.
This exhibition is made possible in part through support from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County and Maryland Department of Commerce.
Photo credit: Stereovision Photography

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