The Creative Alliance is proud to present Frame of Mind, a new solo exhibition by Baltimore artist, Minás Konsolas. His new body of work allows viewers to get “lost in the conversation of color, light and shadow” through abstract compositions with strong references to recognizable places.
Special to this exhibition, Konsolas asked six literary friends to write about each painting. “The results added an intriguing layer of perspective and interaction. Will what they see change what you see? Einstein said, ‘Logic takes you from Point A to Point B. Imagination takes you everywhere.’”
Poetic responses to the work will be shared in a free, intimate evening with the artist and invited writers on Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm at the Creative Alliance, followed immediately by a guided viewing of the exhibition with Konsolas in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery.
Minás Konsolas develops his canvases by adding and eliminating multiple layers of paint. He creates his textured images by scraping and smearing. This process allows him to paint and draw at the same time. Konsolas was born in Greece and has lived in Baltimore since 1976, where he graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He is the former owner of Minás Gallery, an outlet for poetry, both visual and verbal. The gallery, one of Baltimore's alternative art spaces, was located above his vintage clothing boutique in Hampden. It was a gathering spot for local artists, writers and performers for twenty-two years. He has participated in two public mural projects for Baltimore City—in Greektown and at the Farmers' Market. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Maryland Poetry Review and Passager. His original artwork and reproductions are widely collected, locally, nationally and abroad.
For more information on the artist and examples of Konsolas’ work, please visit: minaskonsolas.com.
For more information about Frame of Mind, please contact Jeremy Stern, Exhibitions and Programs Manager at Jeremy@creativealliance.org, or 410.276.1651 x 216.