August 15 – August 26, 2018
Common Ground Gallery
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, August 19, 2 – 4 PM
“As you look through my works, you’ll find some are friendly and humorous and some are a bit dark and creepy. That’s how I find life: the dichotomy of dark and light, happy and sad, good and evil reflects the outer world and my inner world,” says artist Max DeMulder.
DeMulder’s work touches on issues that bother him or that he finds funny and wants to satirize. Sometimes his works are based on situations and things that intrigue and scare him. He’s been creating since he was very young and his art resounds with his inner thoughts. “What I make can be crazy, scary, farcical, and weird, with a narrative that the materials help me to describe,” he says. “I will continue to explore the struggle and paradox of the forces that play in the outer world and my inner world through my work, hoping that others will also participate in the discussion.”
About the artist: Max DeMulder grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He decided to pursue a career in art from a young age. At Katherine Thomas High School, Max cultivated his artistic talent, working with clay, painting, mosaics, and mixed media, with a great interest in found objects. As a Boy Scout, Max did woodwork, leather
and metalwork and became an Eagle Scout in January 2018. In addition to creating his own work and working at the VisAbility Art Lab, Max apprentices with
metalsmith, Nick Barnes and has worked with him for ten years. He also assisted sculptor Howard Connelly with projects. Currently, Max is an intern at Washington Glass School under the tutelage of Erwin Timmers along with Tim Tate and Michael Janus. Max has recently shown his art in the VisAbility Art Lab Exhibition, Concourse Gallery, VisArts; Grump, Crystal City, Virginia; Outer Limits at the Ratner Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland; Artomatic, Crystal City, Virginia; Creative Craft Council, Strathmore, Rockville, Maryland; Takoma Park Folk Festival, and VisAbility Art Lab Holiday Show.