Cory Oberndorfer – Pop: Summer

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Cory Oberndorfer – Pop: Summer

July 1 – October 9, 2020

355 Pod Space Gallery

VisArts in partnership with Federal Realty Investment Trust is proud to present an antidote to the “Pandemic Blues” with an installation of Cory Orberndorfer’s paintings of frozen delights.

“I am a lover of pop culture, Americana, and life’s simple pleasures.

My Popsicle paintings are simple images – slightly shiny, and dripping with temptation. The Popsicle embodies an essence of innocence, youth, nostalgia, and the dream of an endless summer. Despite the hard edges, spray paint is used to provide both soft-focus contours and the crystallized texture of frozen treats. Minimal in their shape, form and color, these works do not ask the viewer to deal with the painting itself but with their own memories.”

About the artist:

Cory Oberndorfer has exhibited nationally, including Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA, Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Flashpoint Gallery, G Fine Art, and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. He teaches as an adjunct instructor at George Washington University. He also serves as an artistic advisor for both the Washington Studio School and International Arts & Artists at Hillyer in Washington, D.C.

Cory has completed residencies in Charleston, SC, Johnson, VT, and Ålvik, Norway. He has received multiple Artist Fellowships and project grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Montgomery County, and Public Arts funding in Arlington, VA. He currently lives and works in Rockville, MD.

About the 355 Pod Space:

The 355 Pod Space is a partnership between VisArts and Federal Realty Investment Trust to present site-specific art installations through 2020. Federal Realty has partnered with VisArts since 2017 on the 355 Pod Space. The space has provided an opportunity for local artists to bring their ideas and work to life.

“We are looking forward to partnering with VisArts again this year,” said Dan Corwin, Asset Management Director at Federal Realty. “The 355 Pod Space brings a unique art gallery to the community. We have amazing local artists in the area, and we are proud to feature their talent at Rockville Town Square.”

Directions to 355 Pod Space: Turn right when you exit the building, you will be on Gibbs Street. At Beall Avenue (at the first “Stop” sign), turn right. Stay on Beall Avenue until you reach Hungerford Drive (Route 355). Turn right at Hungerford Drive (Route 355). Walk beyond the CVS. The 355 Pod Space will be on your right, just after the entrance to the parking garage.

About Federal Realty:

Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail-based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, Federal Realty’s mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Federal Realty’s 104 properties include approximately 3,000 tenants, in 24 million square feet, and over 2,600 residential units. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit

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