As August comes to a close, The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center is preparing to unveil four new exhibits. The exhibitions — which include one duo, one solo, and two group shows — debut at the Birmingham-based gallery on Aug. 27 and run through Sept. 23.
The Laura Cavanagh & Christine Gordon: Occupied Space exhibit includes paintings by both artists that explore the everyday spaces we occupy and the memories we form around them. A 2011 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design and a current admissions counselor at College for Creative Studies, Cavanagh has shown her work in exhibitions across the metro Detroit area. Meanwhile, Gordon is a Seattle, Washington-based artist whose body of work includes paintings of produce, homescapes, and family scenes.
Armando Pedroso: Wide Open features mixed media paintings by Pedroso, a 1984 graduate of Oakland University who is known for using a wide range of materials — from acrylic paint to roofing tar — and unique techniques, like blow torching, to create his works. His paintings focus on still lifes, barns, abstract figures, and more, and he’s shown in group and solo exhibitions at galleries in cities such as Kalamazoo; Chicago, Illinois; and Toronto, Canada.
Finally, the Birmingham Society of Women Painters: Resilience juried show highlights pieces from the local arts organization, which was founded in 1944 and now has 50 artist members. And as the name implies, the Students of Clinton Snider exhibit features the work of advanced students studying under Clinton Snider, a painter and sculptor who explores social and environmental issues through his work.
The public is welcome to view the exhibits and purchase artwork from them during open hours, which are currently 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Masks and social distancing are required for all visitors.
For more information, visit bbartcenter.org.