Visit the Liriodendron for the final art exhibit of the 2019 Season from Sunday, October 20 through Sunday, November 10. 

The exhibit will feature the work of four eclectic artists: Trevor Slade, Bryan O’Neil, John Hardwicke, and Brent Crothers, along with the works of other pop-up artists.

Trevor Slade will share his paintings and drawings. His works have been exhibited throughout the Baltimore area. 

Trevor has stated “Timeless is the human experience of pain and pleasure, hardship and will. I strive to depict that as one would feel it—and, more importantly, as one would see it. Upon this meditation I will create art that can connect to the living, breathing person. A good artist cannot approach their work with the same irrationality and folly it aims to depict, but approaches art with discipline in practice, a respect for the meaning-seeking viewer, and a responsibility to make valuable contributions to the most life-affirming tradition in the history of humankind.”

Bryan O’Neill is an intermedia artist who earned his MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Intermedia and Digital Art in 2019, and his BFA in photography from Towson University in 2016. The artist uses sculpture, photography, and performance to create work which explores the intersections of mankind and nature. Focusing on “American ideas of wilderness, survivalism, manliness, and absurdity,” he explores the ecological thought and the performance of masculinity in the culture of the outdoorsman. His process focuses heavily upon repetition to create installations which reveal hours of meditative effort through salvaged wood, camp rope, and resin.

John Hardwicke’s  work features images that are a combination of photography and computer programming, producing surreal landscape collage prints. Says the artist “These worlds are inhabited with individuals and creatures whose origins are of my making and photographed personages of my wife’s soft sculptures.” John is one of the Liriodendron’s Gallery Directors.

Brent Crothers grew up the son of a plumber in Harford County. At twenty-four, he purchased 20 acres of undeveloped forest. It was there that he says he “started trusting my intuition and allowed myself to play with the materials of the forest. There I owned the artist in me.” He earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1989, and an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture  in 2003.  He has exhibited in 10 states, in the District of Columbia, and China including the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Art Museum of The Americas in Washington, DC.

A special opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 4 pm. 

The exhibit will be available for viewing on Wednesdays from 1 to 7 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm through November 10.