Jacob Henry, Fanni Somogyi and Elena Volkova | Opening Reception
Thursday, October 5 :: 6-9pm | Ongoing through November 2
@ Alchemy of Art
As a life long artist born and raised in the suburbs of Baltimore, I have had local exhibitions since my early teenage years. I continue to leverage my life experiences to fuel the creative process through acrylics. Scratching and clawing, this collection of work is a reflection of my battles to overcome anxiety.
Fanni Somogyi is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer, living and working between Baltimore, MD and Budapest, Hungary. She completed her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Creative Writing, and a Master in Curation from the Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin, Germany.
Somogyi has shown work both nationally and internationally including at the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, MD, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA, Transformer in DC, New Collectors Gallery in New York City, NY, and the Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA among others. She has had temporary public sculptures at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, the Olala Street Festival in Lienz, Austria, and at Art Market Budapest in Hungary. When she is not metal fabricating she can be found researching or avidly composing short stories and reviews.
Elena Volkova. Meanwhile
Several concepts come to mind when thinking about liminality: uncertainty, as well as openness, potential, and the state of becoming, between-ness, transition, neutrality. The Liminal surrounds us; it is the periphery of every moment of our existence, the behind-the-scenes of our reality; it makes no judgments and no assertions; it constitutes our everyday mundane poetry. It is simply there. In the liminal state, the boundaries and factors dissolve, bringing to the attention the low-key overlooked moments.
Meanwhile is a series of photographs that explores the concept of becoming. Created in the immediate everyday environments, the images are observations of moments in constant flux, which poetically document what it means to be living in this time, and to be compelled to get to know one’s place in a deep introspective way. Experienced through the lens of subjectivity, glimpses of domestic environments are juxtaposed with natural forms, leading into an escapist journey.
The Alchemy of Art is a local contemporary gallery focusing on but not limited to local up and coming artists. The building itself is a unique space as it is a converted convent and the gallery is on the entry level and one of the two rooms is the old chapel room with beautiful arched ceilings. Along with the gallery there is a boutique which carries locally made art and goods. The gallery hours are by appointment only. The gallery most recently won Baltimore Style Magazines Viewer Choice award for Best Gallery of 2018. To keep posted on hours of operation and events follow us on facebook and keep an eye on our website