"Pastports" Works by Rosa Leff Opening Night

December 17, 2022 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Join us for an opening night reception (you know it... with a DJ!) to celebrate Pyramid's newest exhibition.

Pastports, works by Rosa Leff
December 17, 2022 -January 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
In the Helen C. Frederick Gallery

"Nothing lasts forever, and memories fade, but in the beautiful blur that is nostalgia there is more to be discovered." - Rosa Leff

In her meticulously hand-cut streetscapes, Rosa Leff explores changing cities and the concept of time. Her subject matter is drawn from photos she took during her travels, including the destinations of Japan, China, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Leff will exhibit work she made pre-pandemic based on these images alongside new work based on the same photos. With a post-lockdown eye, she has discovered new details in the source material that were seemingly insignificant before and are now beautifully intriguing.

Each of Leff's papercuts is cut by hand from a single sheet of paper using a knife. She is known for her ability to capture thin tangles of power lines and intricate brickwork, and she delights in bringing a modern, urban perspective to a traditional folk medium.


Members' Only Online Preview: Friday, December 16
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
Regular Gallery Hours Begin: Sunday, December 18 (no appointment needed)
Online Gallery Opens to Public: Tuesday, December 20, 10:00 am

If you need accommodations (i.e. an ASL interpreter or a chair for sitting) to attend any of the above, please email Eleni at egrove@pyramid-atlantic.org to coordinate.

Not a Member Yet? Members receive an exclusive link to the online gallery a day before the exhibition opens that allows them to view and purchase work before Saturday's reception. Join, or renew, today!

Pyramid supports wearing a mask if you choose to do so, but masks are not required to enter Pyramid Atlantic. If you feel sick, STAY HOME.

Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.

This exhibition is made possible in part through support from the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org), The Morris & Gwendolyn Foundation, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.

Image credit: Hoopties and Hoagies by Rosa Leff

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