THE GREY ZONE
The Paintings and Drawings of TIMOTHY APP & HOWIE LEE WEISS
reviewed by Yumi Hogan
This exhibit features 2 local artists who are also colleagues at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. “The Grey Zone” as Weiss and App have entitled the exhibit features a combination of vine charcoal drawings & geometric acrylic on canvas. This is the first time that both artists have shown together after more than 18 years of friendship. Both Weiss and App feel that their work compliments the other although styles vary.
Timothy App focuses on primal forms, which to him creates an emotional level of simplicity, veracity and expressiveness. Many of his pieces are geometric in form, which he attributes to his desire to “ hold the balance between the architect in me and the poet.”
Howie Lee Weiss
Howie Lee Weiss uses the vine charcoal as an ongoing medium with many layers to each work. He says that the charcoal, “allows me to keep the drawing open and flexible.” Many of his images are blunt and forceful as he strives for each piece to command authoritativeness. Although the subject matter varies, some cups, some eyes, some buds, some abstract, all of the pieces are a perfection on form.
JANUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 21, 2009
Rouse Company Foundation Gallery
Art Department Gallery
Howard Community College
Mon. – Thurs: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., & Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m