With three locations, the Renaissance Fine Arts & Merritt Gallery house the largest collection of art in the Mid-Atlantic region. That makes the gallery as worthy of a visit as any of our local museums. Dedicated to presenting and preserving the work of both contemporary emerging artists and established masters, the gallery contains original works by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Warhol. An impressive showing, to be sure. But of course, we also love artists whom we can still meet in the flesh. That’s why we’re saving Thursday, October 9th for the champagne reception and opening of Charles Dwyer’s solo exhibition at Renaissance Fine Arts. Dwyer will be on hand to meet with guests as they experience Dwyer’s diverse collection of works including original works on canvas and paper, hand-embellished giclées, and an exclusive collection of limited edition photographs.
In Dwyer’s artwork, the figure (and he works with figures a lot) is a part of an ethereal space. His style is spontaneous and intuitive, creating layers and planes of color, texture, pattern and fine drawing, generating a unique female landscape, where the negative space and the figure become one. Particularly interesting is Dwyer’s process. He begins by staging an entire scene, including costume design, make up, backdrop, sets, and props. Once the scene is perfectly set, it is photographed. Dwyer then uses the photographs as sources of inspiration for what will become the finished works. His photographs, which have always been integral to this creative process, are now making their debut as limited edition works available for collection. The exhibition will only be up for a limited time (October 9th & 10th only), so be sure to mark your calendars. Like the beauty captured in Dwyer’s works, the chance to catch it is fleeting.
Charles Dwyer’s solo exhibition at Renaissance Fine Arts will be held October 9 & 10. The champagne reception with the artist will be held Thursday, October 9 from 5pm-7pm. The gallery is located in the Village of Cross Keys at 88 Village Square in Baltimore. For more information, visit www.renassiancefinearts.com
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