Gallery Talk with Artists at Marymount’s Ballston Center on Nov. 3

Marymount University is hosting a gallery talk with artists Jeremy Flick and Jon Malis about their exhibit “Metaphrase” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 at its recently opened Ballston Center Gallery, 1000 North Glebe Road. The exhibit explores the transliteration of color through painting, photography and sculpture.

For the last few years Flick has investigated “color science” derived from the imitation and representation of blown up pixels of digital images while Malis has used modeling software to explore the representation of color spectrums into 2D and 3D forms, turning the digital into the physical.

Flick, who received his bachelor’s of fine arts from the University of Cincinnati and his master’s of fine arts from the University of Maryland, is executive director at CREATE Arts Center in Silver Spring and an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department at Montgomery College. A resident artist at Red Dirt Studios, his works are in numerous private and academic collections, including The Hotel at the University of Maryland and Capital One Bank and Hilton Worldwide in McLean. He has recently exhibited at Northern Virginia Community College, Shinola in Washington and Gallery nine5 in New York.

Malis, an assistant professor of photography at Loyola University, currently serves on the board of the International Digital Media and Arts Association. He has worked as a freelance cinematographer and producer for narrative and documentary film/TV productions, and was a staff photojournalist for ThisWeek News/Columbus Dispatch, and the Piqua Daily Call. He received a master of fine arts in film & electronic media from American University and a bachelor’s degree in studio art from The George Washington University.

He has exhibited locally, nationally and at Camden Arts Centre in London, Helsinki Photomedia Conference, and the PFF Film Festival in Berlin.

“Metaphrase” is the second exhibition in the new Ballston Center Gallery, located on the second floor of the Ballston Center.  It is on display from Oct. 27 to Dec. 2. Regular gallery hours are from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays.

Image 1
36084, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches by Jeremy Flick.

Image 2
Imacon Flextight X5 (Default Perspective View), 2017 by Jon Malis.