Drawing on a note of optimismA lot of gloomy art gets...


January 22, 1995|By John Dorsey

Drawing on a note of optimism

A lot of gloomy art gets produced these days, so it's a pleasure to know that Michelle La Perriere's drawings and paintings, going on view at Goucher College tomorrow, are basically optimistic. In landscapes and interiors, La Perriere's layered images blend past and present, memory and emotion. While her works may not always be upbeat, she says they are at bottom "harbingers of vitality and hope." The show, called "Tap Dance Dreaming and Other Riddles," runs through March 3 at the Rosenberg Gallery of Goucher College. For information, call (410) 337-6333. Foolsproof, also known as Rob and Laura Peck, brings frenetic physical comedy and artful, innovative juggling -- all set to music -- to the Fine Arts Center at Towson State University at 1 p.m. today. Performing a piece titled "At a Drop of the Hat," the duo poke fun at perfectionism. They'll also balance everything from a baseball cap to a baby carriage -- on their noses. Foolsproof is appearing as part of the Mid-Atlantic Movement Theatre Festival. Tickets are $4 for children 12 and under; everyone else is admitted free. For information, call (410) 830-2787 In Silence and Solitude," a three-artist show now at the BB & Y Gallery, brings together works in diverse disciplines that deal in some way with the human condition. Christ Lyngas' paintings abstract the human figure to address conditions of the mind. K. Fahey's sculptures bring together found objects, evoking for the viewer aspects of memory involving time, place and emotion. And William Schaff's drawings of the figure reveal human needs that cannot be fulfilled. At the gallery of BB & Y Advertising and Public Relations, 334 N. Charles St., second floor, through Jan. -- 30. For information, call (410) 727-3334.

John Dorsey

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