The strange but fitting works of Angry Woebots, displaying his depiction of Angry Panda's which could represent a sign of the inner struggles that maybe stirring beneath his creatures. The Portraits of bears that are usually presented as docile and most times cute are brought here in its vicious form. The show features Woebots iconic grizzly style Pandas slashed and splattered on solid surfaces on wood, canvas and even in 3D resin form. Angry Woes Martin been painting Pandas since 2003 and has painted over thousands of them from South East Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Australia and US mainland he has represented a creature that has less then a 1000 in the wild. Gruesome-Smiles everything is not funny, but the world is a lot better when you learn to laugh. "Everything looks fresher with fangs". Keep smiling on.
Art Whino Gallery
120 American Way
National Harbor, MD 20745
Reception begins at 8pm
Show end date: August 15th
The event is FREE and open to the public.
About the Artist
For Ruth-Ann Brown, making Reggae music was hardly a choice; it was something she could not run from. More commonly known as Ruth, the singer was born in the mid 1980’s in Jamaica, where she was surrounded by the influences of dancehall veterans such as King Yellowman, Josie Wales, and Jacob Miller. “Instead of going to sleep as soon as my mother put me to bed as a young child, I would listen to the sound system playing across the street from my house until I fell asleep. Reggae was like a drug. I couldn’t get enough,” Ruth recalls. As an adolescent, she enjoyed singing in the church choir and writing poems as a means of releasing her pent-up emotions. By the time she became a young adult, she began experimenting with writing songs to instrumentals made by friends. Her listeners have described her music as soul-touching, passionate, intense, deep, yet still as smooth, relaxing, tropical and warm. She credits Dennis Brown, The Cranberries and Sade as her greatest musical influences.