Photographs taken by an organic vegetable farmer in Germantown will be part of an exhibit in Silver Spring and will include banner-size prints of plant silhouettes on hemp—all created without the aid of a dark room.
The exhibit, “Fragility,” will be on view at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Center from Dec. 3 through Jan. 28. An opening reception set for Dec. 13, the Montgomery County arts council announced Monday.
Woody Woodroof, an established artist and founder of Red Wiggler Community Farm, will display his cyanotype photograms of plants on and around the farm. Printed on hemp, the delicate images appear on both sides of the fabric, creating ghost-like forms.
Woodroof has been using alternative and 19th century photographic processes since the early 1990's. He told the arts council that his experience as an organic vegetable farmer informs his creative process. His recent work explores the ironic beauty of our unintended consequences, derived from human efforts to control our environment with solutions imported from lands far away.
The exhibit also features work from glass artist Nancy Weisser, who will create a mixed-media installation specifically for this exhibition fashioned from vitrograph—the strands of glass that Weisser “draws” with, arts council officials said.
If You Go …
WHAT: “Fragility,” a mixed media exhibit featuring work by glass artist Nancy Weisser and photographer Woody Woodroof
WHERE: Silver Spring Civic Building, downtown Silver Spring
WHEN: Dec. 3-Jan. 18. Opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13.
MORE: Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For further information, please visit www.creativemoco.com.