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Light Perspectives: Joe Gerlak and Neville Barbour Exhibition Opening

Fri, Nov 3rd 6:00 pm in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery

Free for everyone

Galleries are free to the public.

View the exhibition online coming soon!

Exhibition Opening: FRI NOV 3 | 6-9PM
On View: FRI NOV 3 – SAT DEC 2

The use of light has been a creative power wielded by artists for centuries. Through a contemporary lens artists Neville Barbour and Joe Gerlak utilize their skills in various mediums to delight the audience with their artistic vision. Barbour draws on ambient light within his charcoal and graphite drawings on a painted surface. His work explores hyperrealities that often leave audiences viewing the work as photographic. Gerlak explores plexiglass as a medium and a muted color palette to manipulate visible and perceived light. Together Barbour and Gerlak are a pair with diverse perspectives and a bold vision.

About Neville Barbour 
Neville Barbour is a DC native, primarily working with charcoal. He believes that our past remains with us for a reason: we must choose how to reinterpret it. We must process it so that it does not fester. He makes art that brings the past alive. He searches for the black, the white, and the “indelible” gray. Neville has participated in dozens of domestic and international juried exhibitions, including being awarded “Best in Show” at Touchstone Gallery’s 2020 exhibition, Us. He also exhibited at the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, IL for their 2022 Black Creativity exhibition, and has a piece in the permanent collection at the David Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts & Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

About Joe Gerlak
Joe received his BFA in Painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Following graduation, he worked installing exhibits at The Baltimore Museum of Art. He attended graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his MFA in Painting. Following graduation, Joe continued to paint and work as a builder. He has been painting full time since 2019.

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