Ulterior Perspective at The Barry Gallery, Marymount University (Oct 12-Dec 1, 2017)

Each of the artists in this exhibit—J.T. Kirkland, Chee-Keong Kung, Anne Smith, and Monika Stroik—deal with geometry and shifts in perspective in a unique way.

T.J. Kirkland, a Sterling resident, challenges perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures using acrylic on wood. Largely self-taught, the Kentucky native has had solo exhibitions in New York, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis and Richmond. He’s been awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and won the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum.

Chee-Keong Kung, drawing in ink and acrylic on canvas, uses layers of color glazes, calligraphic brushwork, and hard-lined geometry. His work is in private, corporate, and institutional collections, including The National Museum Art Gallery in his native Singapore and The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He studied art and architecture at the University of Houston and real estate at Cornell University. He lives and works in McLean.Smith’s minimal charcoal and graphite drawings deal with space and perspective.

Anne Smith, a D.C. resident, is a teaching artist at the National Gallery of Art and works in the studio of Master Printmaker Lou Stovall. Originally from Syracuse, N.Y., she received her MFA from George Mason, studied woodworking at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and received a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Williams College.

Monika Stroik’s oil on canvas paintings depict the natural world in relationship to the human influence. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Reston and earned her MFA from the Mt. Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She completed a six-year studio residency at the Arlington Arts Center, had a summer residency at School of Visual Arts in New York, and has exhibited across the metropolitan area.

— The Barry Gallery at Marymount University