The Frederick Arts Council announces a new exhibition featuring the work of DC artist Alyssa Imes on view at FAC’s Art Center at 5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701.
The art installation, “Unstructured Rise,” features a variety of materials including textiles and cast iron that highlight Alyssa’s approach to creating a multi-media experience for her viewers. Imes’ work is about personal connections and social interactions that open new doors and which create a network of emotional relationships. Imes’ focus is to spread awareness of growth after trauma. “Unstructured Rise” serves as a retrospective of Imes’ work as an artist.
“Alyssa’s work is both challenging and beautiful and gives a unique expression to a universal process of healing,” said Louise Kennelly, executive director
Alyssa Imes grew up in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from Shepherd University in 2018. She uses mediums of knitted fibers and communal cast iron. She graduated with her MFA from University of Maryland in May 2022. She has a small cast iron furnace. Currently her work has transitioned from heavy iron work to light fiber works. Through the years of her art practice she is always inspired by connections she makes with people.
“I try to balance the positive and negative … and I use both hard and soft materials to explore complexities,” said Imes.
The show will run from June – September 2022.
Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm