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Lang Wethington // Hotel Indigo

9/30/2020

On View | August 19, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Online Exhibition | Saturday, August 22 - October 15

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 30 | 5 -7pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Lang Wethington. Wethington’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Wethington’s exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, his work can also be viewed online Saturday, August 22 - October 15, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

Lang Wethington is an artist and educator who lives and works in =Maryland. Whether painting abstract canvases in oil or portraits in watercolor, his pursuit of meticulous detail is a way to practice mindfulness. Lang’s work has been featured in a variety of group exhibits in Maryland and DC and can be found in dozens of private collections.

Artist Statement:

“My artistic practice is similar to meditation. When meditating, I focus on my breath. When my mind wanders, which it inevitably does, I try to catch it and bring it back to the breath. When painting, I try to focus on the line. When my hand wanders, which it inevitably does, I try to catch it and bring it back to the line. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I experience the feeling of being present.

For me, thinking about painting is overrated. Ideas are overrated. It’s all about the process and the act of making something, and making it well. That being said, I suppose I’m trying to pursue an understanding of formal design principles and color theory. I’m fascinated by what can happen if I honor rules and work within them. For example, I don’t arrange the shapes. I let the golden ratio do it. I don’t pick the colors. I rely on the color spectrum to do it for me. If I’m true to these ideas, I’m acting less like the author of my work, but instead as a channel of these natural forces.”

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Wednesday, September 30 | from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.

 

 
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Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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