Art of Noize has always been on the cutting edge. And Greta Chapin-McGill is just about the sharpest that edge can get.
The Summer of 2021 was a time of uncertainty throughout the world. It was a time where we all looked for a place of peace and where the pandemic could not touch us.
That Summer, so much changed for Greta, and given the opportunity for a residency with renown artist Lilian Thomas Burwell in Highland Beach, she did not hesitate to make it happen.
For generations, Highland Beach has been a safe haven for Black Washingtonians. “I worked inside of a small shed and gave myself over to whatever came out of me. To pass the Frederick Douglass house early in the morning and have history wash over me, to sit on the porch with neighbors I had never known became friends and family, and having deep and meaningful conversations with Ms. Burwell that helped me to navigate a new season in my art and in my thinking, Highland eased me through many life changes during my time there”, says Chapin McGill.
This exhibition seeks to take you on a journey of history and nature, beauty, peace, and the continuity of the Black family. Work will be on view through March 26th.
Art of Noize maintains its COVID-19 compliances with masks and PPE requirements and physical distancing in the gallery. COVID-19 Compliance Officers are included in all gallery events. The gallery is closed Sun – Wed and accepts visitors Thurs – Sat: 12pm-6pm.