“See Something, Say Something”

“See Something, Say Something”: Montpelier Arts Center

 

September 7 - Oct. 27, 2012:


An exhibition of recent paintings by Washington, DC professional artists Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow. Ellyn and Sesow are known internationally for their colorful expressive interpretations of politics and pop culture. With this exhibit, the local artists take aim with their paintbrushes at the lexicon of "See Something, Say Something" and how it has changed the American zeitgeist.

 

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Main Gallery : Friday, September 7-Saturday, October 26, 2012

Artist Talk: Friday, September 7, 6 pm

Public Reception: Friday, September 7, 7-9 pm

Montpelier Arts Center: 9652 Muirkirk Road Laurel, MD 20708

301-377-7800 phone

Ellyn/Sesow Marriage:


Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow were married on Feb 5, 2010 during this exhibition...

“31 Days in July”:


An annual project started in 2002 by the couple.  The 10 year project ends in 2013.

Matt Sesow paints Live

during Opera/Giovanni:

“Master Giovanni”, featured in this exhibit was  created live on stage in North Carolina...

Read Morehttp://www.sesow.com/giovanni.htm

Since 2003, Ellyn and Sesow have participated in a self-imposed project called "31 Days in July".  Inspired by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the artists decided that it was important to document the unique history they were witnessing.   Each morning in July the artists choose a top news story of the day and use it as their inspiration as they complete 31 unique paintings throughout the month.  The "See Something, Say Something" exhibition will include select works from their 2012 version of "31 Days in July".


The paintings of Dana Ellyn embody a fearless self-exploratory portrayal of modernity.  Collected internationally, Ellyn's sly humor and painterly skill entice the viewer to re-interpret commonly held beliefs.


Highly collected, and reasonably priced, Matt Sesow's paintings have been an influential component of the Outsider and Folk Art movement world-wide since 1995.

Interview with Dana Ellyn:


Learn More about the Art of Dana Ellyn in this video interview...

Read Morehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6-GIXXdsks

Matt Sesow Interview:


Learn more about the Art of Matt Sesow in this video interview.

DANA ELLYN PAINTINGS:



Dia de los Muertos

22”x39”

acrylic on unstretched canvas





There’s No Place Like Drone

32”x48”

acrylic on unstretched canvas








Don’t Stress, It’s Just a Test

16”x40”

acrylic on unstretched canvas








Octo-bomb

30”x44”

acrylic on unstretched canvas








The New Normal

30"x40"

acrylic on canvas









Save the Whales

23”x38”

acrylic on unstretched canvas






Food Fight

23”x43”

acrylic on unstretched canvas





See No Oil, Hear No Oil, Speak No Oil

30"x40"

oil on canvas








Til Death

42”x52”

acrylic on unstretched canvas








Discovery

50”x52”

oil on unstretched canvas










No Wire Hangers!

24"x36"

Acrylic on canvas








Making Up Jesus

44”x70”

oil on unstretched canvas











An Apple a Day

30"x40"

oil on chipboard









Allegory of Arab Spring

38”x56”

oil on unstretched canvas







Magic Eight Ball (Oracle)

24"x36"

acrylic on canvas

 
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