Heritage Center Art Exhibit

LOOK: Amanda Demos Larsen

March 4 – May 1

Opening Reception –  March 31, 2-4 pm

Maryland Milestones Heritage Center

4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Artist Statement:

Dee Dee, Amanda Demos Larsen

When choosing a subject to paint, I am drawn to themes that ultimately involve people and their relationship with the world around them. I try to represent human relationships, communication (or lack thereof), humanity, and sanctifying the mundane. I take everyday movements, gestures, or situations and paint them as a dramatic, yet static tableaux. This series of portraits represents women that I personally know. Their gaze heavenward leaves you wondering what has drawn their attention. Is it the weather? A heavenly messenger? Or just the voice of someone they know? Are they contemplating their spirituality? or God? Or simply trying to remember their password? They are madonna-esque, yet quotidianly human. Calmly self-aware and vulnerably insecure, caught in the act of looking up and captured, frozen in place.

Artist Bio:

Amanda Demos Larsen lives in Greenbelt, Maryland with John, Zoe, Raphael, Theophilos and Ole Larsen. Amanda received her MFA in 2011 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently an Arts Education Specialist for Greenbelt Recreation Arts. She enjoys working in a supportive and artistic environment and loves being involved in bringing more art to the people of Greenbelt.

Sisters, Amanda Demos Larsen

The Maryland Milestones Heritage Center, located within the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, is a hybrid information center, workshop, and art gallery operated by Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. The gallery is a small scale space for local artists who speak to the history and culture of the region. For details, contact info@anacostiatrails.org

Works on Display

  1. Leigh, oil on canvas, 14” x 24”, 2019, $480
  2. Self Portrait Looking Up, oil on canvas, 14” x 24”, 2018, $480 
  3. Vivian, oil on canvas, 16” x 24”, 2019, $541
  4. Dee Dee, oil on canvas, 20” x 24”, 2018, $663
  5. Lynn, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, 2018, $602
  6. Nelladee, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, 2019, $602
  7. Beth, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, 2018, $602
  8. Sisters, oil on canvas, 24” x 24”, 2019, $785
  9. Zorah, oil on canvas, 14” x 24”, 2018, $480
  10. Megan, oil on canvas, 14” x 24”, 2019, $480