‘Immemorial’ Exhibit at Kramer Gallery Features Works by Shanthi Chandrasekar and Susan Goldman

Susan Goldman, Flowers Squares PG
Photo courtesy AHCMC

‘Immemorial’ art exhibition at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building is on view Oct. 12 through Dec. 7. The exhibit includes new works by Montgomery County- based artists Shanthi Chandrasekar and Susan Goldman.

The opening reception for the exhibit is Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public.  Tickets can be reserved here: https://immemorial.eventbrite.com.

‘Immemorial’ brings together two artists with a shared interest in the circle, a shape and symbol that has signified a multitude of meanings by cultures all over the world since ancient times. Shanthi Chandrasekar, an artist trained in the traditional Tanjore Style painting, includes her recent “Red Dot” series of intricate ink drawings and her paintings that reference the circle as a conductor of spiritual power. Susan Goldman also explores these associations with new screenprints and monotypes where the circle motif unites prints from different bodies of work included in this exhibition. “These prints invite the observer to delight in one of the great primordial images of human kind”, says Susan Goldman.

The exhibit is curated by Amina Cooper, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County’s (AHCMC) Public Art Manager and made possible by the Council, The Montgomery County Public Art Trust, and the Montgomery County Government.

Shanthi Chandrasekar, Red Dot – Circle
Photo courtesy AHCMC

Shanthi Chandrasekar is a Maryland artist who has been drawing and painting since early childhood. Her interest in understanding different media has led her to experiment with sculpture, photography, printmaking and papermaking. She has also been trained in the traditional art form Tanjore Style painting. Shanthi has been awarded the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award 2013 and 2016 for Works on Paper. She was awarded the Individual Artist grants from the AHCMC in 2009, 2013 and 2016. She was awarded the Maryland Traditions Master Apprentice Award to teach Kolam drawing in 2010.

Susan Goldman is an artist, master printmaker, filmmaker, and teacher. Goldman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1981 and her Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University-Tempe, in 1984. Since completion of graduate school, Goldman has always had a working studio, and other artists have always sought her out to either train them or assist them to produce their work. After moving to Washington in 1990, Goldman taught printmaking at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, MICA, Georgetown University, while simultaneously working for ten years as a Master Printer and Program Director at Pyramid Atlantic. Since 2012 Goldman sustains a full time vibrant studio practice working with many artists including Renee Stout, Preston Sampson, EJ Montgomery, Eve Stockton, Miriam Morsel Nathan, and most recently, Sam Gilliam.

The Kramer Gallery is housed on the first floor of the Silver Spring Civic Building, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

Parking is available in the parking garage across the street on Ellsworth Drive. The closest Metro station is the Silver Spring station on the Red Line.

Photos of the gallery, courtesy AHCMC.


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