EASTON, MD.- The Academy Art Museum
in Easton , MD , is featuring in its Selections Gallery the photography of Richard Paul Weiblinger, an avid self-taught nature photographer whose favorite topics include macro images, landscapes and flowers. Richard's photographs typically capture the ever changing moments of the diversity of nature whether it is a fleeting wildlife expression or a striking landscape. His photographs of wildlife; fauna, flora, and landscapes capture our world with intense intimacy. His work exhibits chromatically strong colors and his use of lighting energizes his subjects, not simply illuminating his subject, but giving them somewhat surreal quality. Richard resides in suburban Maryland , just outside of Washington , D.C. and is presently on the staff of the United States Food and Drug Administration. His award-winning photographs have appeared in publications, including Smithsonian Zoogoer Magazine, Photo Life Magazine, and Nature Photographer Magazine, and he has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including the Hollingsworth Gallery (solo exhibition) U.S. Department of the Interior, January and March 2010.
The Academy Art Museum in Easton is also featuring the exhibition, Modernist Inclinations: The Art of Jan Matulka. In the 1920s and 30s, Jan Matulka (1890-1972) was a leader in the New York art world promoting new modes of expression based on his experiences in Paris and across Europe. As an artist and a teacher he investigated and advocated Cubism, Surrealism, Precisionism and related movements. He was acutely aware of the accomplishments of his great predecessors like Cezanne, as well as cutting edge figures of his own time such as Picasso, Matisse and Vlaminck. The works in this exhibition emphasize Matulkas skill as both a colorist and as draughtsman even as he moved in and out of several stylistic genres. These works, drawn from the artists estate and private collections, point to Matulkas engagement with themes typical of the Modern movement. He could alternate his mode of expression with great facility, but he returned again and again to a well-established set of subjects. He was fascinated by seascapes and waterfront scenes but also created expressive images of Paris and New York .