See Something, Say Something|
Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow exhibit at
Monpelier Art Center in Laurel, MD
See Something, Say Something
September 7 - October 26, 2012
Opening Reception/Gallery Talk: September 7th 6-9pm
"See Something, Say Something" is a Montpelier Arts Center exhibition of recent paintings by Washington, DC professional artists Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow. Ellyn and Sesow are known internationally for their colorful expressive interpretations of politics and pop culture. With this exhibit, the local artists take aim with their paintbrushes at the lexicon of "See Something, Say Something" and how it has changed the American zeitgeist.
Since 2003, Ellyn and Sesow have participated in a self-imposed project called "31 Days in July". Inspired by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the artists decided that it was important to document the unique history they were witnessing. Each morning in July the artists choose a top news story of the day and use it as their inspiration as they complete 31 unique paintings throughout the month. The "See Something, Say Something" exhibition will include select works from their 2012 version of "31 Days in July".
The paintings of Dana Ellyn embody a fearless self-exploritary portrayal of modernity. Collected internationally, Ellyn's sly humor and painterly skill entice the viewer to re-interpret commonly held beliefs.
Highly collected, and reasonably priced, Matt Sesow's paintings have been an influential component of the Outsider and Folk Art movement world-wide since 1995.
For more information and direcctions to the exhibit:
Montpelier Art Center website
|Photos from the "See Something, Say Something" opening|