Virtual Opening Reception March 20th, 2021 4pm-6pm
Virtual Closing Reception April 24th, 2021 4pm-6pm
Show runs from -
March 20th, 2021 - April 24th, 2021
A total of 38 paintings in the exhibit.
Artist - Tracy Lambros
Painting has always been my way to not only interpret my world, but also to transcend it. When in my studio and deeply immersed in the process of painting the chaos of our times falls away. These works, created mostly in 2020, were inspired by the natural surroundings on Hoopers Island, the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, and the Chesapeake Bay Region - places that provided tranquil sanctuaries throughout a turbulent year. Current events, however, were ever present in my mind and heart as I worked each day. The daily emotional whiplash triggered by seemingly endless horrifying and unconscionable events also informed this body of work, however, did not define it. Transcendence for me is a peaceful rebellion.
Tracy Lambros lives and works in Baltimore and from her studio on Hooper’s Island, Maryland. She is known for her luminous oil paintings that evoke land, sea, and sky. This will be her second solo exhibition at Gallery Blue Door. Her paintings, photographs, and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo, juried, and invitational shows and are widely collected. She was recently awarded a Purchase Prize by Circle Gallery in coordination with National Harbor for her painting Luminous Eventide 1. Her painting Cerrillos Sky and her photograph Kauai 3 were accepted into the Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition and the Annual Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and are currently on view there. In 2020 her works were accepted into the highly competitive 9 for 19 nine-person exhibition at First Street Gallery in New York City. She earned an MFA in Painting and a BFA in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). When not in her studio, she spends time traveling, seeing exhibitions, bike riding, reading, gardening and advocating for causes that make the world a less violent and more equitable place to live.