Sat. Oct 1, 2022 3:00pm - Sat. Oct 1, 2022 6:00pm
At the beginning of the Pandemic lock-down, Schroeder Cherry started asking people he encountered if he could take their picture with and without a face mask. He has filled more than two 80-page sketchbooks with pencil-drawn portraits of these encounters. 100 facsimile prints of these drawings are featured in this exhibition. In addition to the “Pandemic Portraits,” this exhibition installation also includes “Future Voters,” “Railroad Porter,” and “Barber Shop” portrait series.
The exhibition opens on February 14, 2022 and runs through July 31, 2022. An opening reception is scheduled for March 5 between noon and 4pm. This exhibition is installed in the Greenspring Campus Art Gallery, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road. You are invited to visit Pandemic and Other Portraits exhibition Monday through Friday, 11am to 7pm. Saturday, 11am to 4pm.
Schroeder Cherry is an award- winning Maryland-based painter and puppeteer whose art for decades has captured everyday scenes of African diaspora life. He has performed puppetry in museums, cultural centers, libraries and schools across the United States, and his art is in numerous collections.
As a museum professional, he has worked in seven U.S. museums, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. He was a 2019 Sondheim finalist, and received a Maryland Arts Society of Baltimore Travel Grant in 2020 to travel to Brazil. In 2021, he was appointed Curator of the James E Lewis Museum of Art at Baltimore’s Morgan State University.