Unger's beautifully drawn charcoals engage right away. The intricacies seem to promise a final theory of being, but the intrinsic spatial relationships perpetually shift with our moving eyes. A few of the works based on Chinese calligraphic writing, use an unusual monotype silkscreen method that results in a single Zen print.
The other three artists are involved in landscapes. Lane's easel size paintings of underwater plants are in bright, Florida colors. The thickly applied paint pushes towards you, perhaps giving the being seen as we swim by.
Cappello who teaches music and plays jazz, takes a loose, expressionistic. These landscapes begin to have a have a psychological side but don't yet feel comfortable in their skin. Unfortunately they compete with each other and with the muted and suggestive landscape by McGee on the same wall, making it difficult to sink into any one of them to appreciate their individual moods.
If you drop by during open hours, W-Sat 11-6pm, you will have the chance to talk to one of the artists. Every show brings a surprise, Gallery B is operated by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District Board in partnership with the exhibiting artists. -CV