April 9th, 2022 - May 14th, 2022
|Matt Muirhead, Roland Park Watertower |
Matt Muirhead emigrated to the United States in 1984 when he was eleven years old. He lived in the Detroit area, followed by Fort Lauderdale Florida, Buffalo New York, Toledo Ohio, Chicago Illinois, and eventually Japan. He lived in Tokyo for three years, traveling through Asia and teaching English. He moved to Baltimore in 2007. He lived in Hampden for 10 years and currently lives and makes art in Parkville.
Since living in the Baltimore region he’s gained notoriety as an artist creating fun, fantasy paintings which feature images of Baltimore and its surroundings. He likes to paint cats, row houses, flowers, aliens, UFOs, monsters, tentacles and whatever else he can imagine. Sometimes he buys art in the thrift store and adds things that occur to him. He loves to do commissions! If you see something that you like but would like it a bit different get in touch! He’s spent the last few years weathering the pandemic by taking care of his newborn (now 2 year old) son and making art. He’s has an active instagram account where you can see most of what he’s doing currently.
We primarily highlight emerging and established artists, and regularly exhibit work from regional and East Coast artists, but are expanding our reach. From 2018 to the end of 2021 the gallery hosted six exhibits a year, with one of them being a two person exhibition. Moving forward, the gallery is divided to have 3 rotating solo exhibits at once with a fourth space for a permanent exhibit from the gallery owner and director Scott Philip Goergens. This new format allows more artists to exhibit throughout the year with exciting crossover potential. The gallery is in the first floor of an unassuming home built in 1842 and meanders the length of the building providing a unique experience for the patron. Wall colors were selected by historic paint expert Matthew J. Mosca, and designer Henry Johnson. The gallery is owned and operated by artist Scott Philip Goergens and his husband Scott Howard. It is our goal to keep art and culture strong in the neighborhood and Baltimore in general.