METRO MONTAGE XXII
July 9 – September 4, 2022
Metro Montage XXII People's Choice Award Winner!
“This painting began with a beautiful photo I saw on Flickr. The photographer told me it was taken first thing in the morning, as the windows face east in this Gothic-style reading room at Duke University. I removed two enormous armchairs that were blocking the foreground view, but then had to face the task of replacing the carpet revealed by the elimination of those chairs.”
The Winners of Metro Montage XXII
First Place Prize: Robert Meredith’s Studio Mirror (2018). This oil painting on a panel carved by Robert Meredith exemplifies Meredith’s masterful understanding of technique and subject matter; a personal narrative is imbued into an expertly executed trompe-l’oeil painting. Meredith succeeds in creating a work of art that is not only awestriking in its impressive and clean application of oil paint, but it also directly connects the artist to the viewer. Meredith literally allows viewers a glimpse into his life and artistic practice.
Second Place Prize: Crystian Hopper’s Scarlet (2022). Crystian Hopper’s larger-than-life colored pencil work on Bristol paper is an immaculate effort in photorealism. The artist is able to capture highlights and shadows, subtle variations in texture, and to even evoke a sense of movement, despite the subject matter being inanimate. The intense, striking shades of red capture the attention of the viewer. It is then upon a closer and more deliberate inspection that it becomes clear that the piece of art is a hand-drawn, meticulously rendered still life.
Third Place Prize: Suzy Schultz’s Falling Leaves (2022). In watercolor, Suzy Schultz paints a stunning portrait of a woman amongst a flurry of leaves that descend from above. Schultz’s use of watercolor paint to create stunning realism, as well as the more abstracted background, displays the artist’s unique style. Schultz leans into the aqueous nature of watercolor with the dripping background and explores fields of colors in varying opacities. She also, however, has skillfully implemented shadow and light, texture, compositional balance, and mood by way of the human figure portrayed.
Opening Reception from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday July 9, 2022. Free for MCMA members and $10 for guests—admission paid upon entry. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres served. Membership can be purchased at the event.
Metro Montage is the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition featuring all types of genre, medium, style, subject matter, concept, and technique in art from across the country. Metro Montage XXII features works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase the diversity and skill within our nation’s culture. Metro Montage XXII will be exhibited throughout the Museum’s galleries on both floors.
Ramses H. Batista
Claudia Botwin Goodman
Mary Belle Cordell
Valentina Custer O’Roark
Eloisa Gallegos Hernandez
Anne Emerson Hall
Leah Hopkins Henry
J. (Jie) Li
Nancy Jeanette Long
Martie L Moore
Doug Pisik & Robert G. Burch
Lisa Schwendemann Smith
Susan Duke Waters
Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan