BENDANN ART GALLERIES
Towson Town Center. Matt Zoll
Gallery director Lance Bendann says a strong sense of realism is what comes across first when viewing these still lifes and portraits by this 23-year-old Maryland artist. Trained at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in the Maroger medium -- a composition of medium used by Renaissance masters -- Mr. Zoll has created "jewel-like paintings" that are neither coldly realistic nor photo-realistic, says Mr. Bendann, noting, "There is a mood and a quality to the paintings over and above their realism."
The meticulously crafted works also take a long time to complete. A year and a half backlog of paintings were compiled to have enough material for this show.
The public can meet the artist at a reception today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 23. Call (410) 825-0585.
DUNDALK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
7200 Sollers Point Road. "Works in Wood."
The diversity of possibilities with the medium of wood is readily apparent in this extensive exhibit featuring works by many local artists. Among those on display are Marjorie Hirano's large black and white wood block prints, Matthew Babiarz's "elegant" sculptural turned bowls of raw wood, Jim Paulson's maquettes and large-scale pencil-like forms in pressure treated yellow pine and steel, Bill Schmidt's human-like gilded silver, gold and metal leaf pieces, Jim Cook's carved tableaux, and Tom Miller's lively Caribbean-hued painted furniture. The show opens tomorrow and runs through Dec. 18. The public is invited to a reception on Nov. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call (410) 285-9884.