Current Exhibit - What's On Display

Now On Display
July 6, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Collages by Jai D. Marcus 

"A Washington Native, I have always been aware of the dynamic culture of the city; the music, the people, the food, the combination of goodness in one place. My parents were both lovers of the arts, so I have always had an affinity for the creative. After being reared and sculpted in the District, I moved across town to Silver Spring, Maryland shortly after high school. Though just miles away, this transition broadened my perspective of how I see my environment. I attended Montgomery College, graduating with an Associates degree in Art. While there I reaffirmed my love for art and the many ways that environment, experiences and every other facet of life can meet and marry to make a new creation.

I’ve worked in both acrylic and encaustic wax paint for numerous years and recently became enamored with abstract collage. I see collage as being the technique of juxtaposing various pictures, papers, text, fabric and other materials onto a backdrop of color or other texture. The end-product, having undergone a thoughtful and organic assemblage yields a fresh piece of work.

The excitement of collage for me is beginning with no expectations of what the finished product will look like, but rather the discovery of what uniquely placed items produce; a synergy of color, balance and harmony to the eye; like life if looking through your personalized lens.

Take a closer look to see what you can find. Hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do."

Woodrow Wilson High School 75th Anniversary Celebration - 2014
Artomatic - 2013

Contact Jai: (240) 643-3039