VisArts in partnership with Federal Realty Investment Trust is proud to present an antidote to the “Pandemic Blues” with an installation of Cory Orberndorfer’s paintings of frozen delights.

“I am a lover of pop culture, Americana, and life’s simple pleasures.

My popsicle paintings are simple images – slightly shiny, and dripping with temptation. The popsicle embodies an essence of innocence, youth, nostalgia, and the dream of an endless summer. Despite the hard edges, spray paint is used to provide both soft-focus contours and the crystallized texture of frozen treats. Minimal in their shape, form, and color, these works do not ask the viewer to deal with the painting itself but with their own memories.”

About the artist:

Cory Oberndorfer has exhibited nationally, including Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA, Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, and Flashpoint Gallery, G Fine Art, and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. He teaches as an adjunct instructor at George Washington University. He serves as an artistic advisor for both the Washington Studio School and International Arts & Artists at Hillyer in Washington, D.C.

Cory has completed residencies in Charleston, SC, Johnson, VT, and Ålvik, Norway. He has received multiple Artist Fellowships and project grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Montgomery County, and Public Arts funding in Arlington, VA. He currently lives and works in Rockville, MD.

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Add to Calendar 20200717 America/New_York 155 Gibbs Street Rockville MD 20850 Cory Oberndorfer – Pop: Summer