Marymount University is hosting a gallery talk with artists Jeremy Flick and
Jon Malis about their exhibit “Metaphrase” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 at its recently opened Ballston
Center Gallery, 1000 North Glebe Road. The exhibit explores the transliteration of color through
painting, photography and sculpture.
For the last few years Flick has investigated “color science” derived from the imitation and
representation of blown up pixels of digital images while Malis has used modeling software to explore
the representation of color spectrums into 2D and 3D forms, turning the digital into the physical.
Flick, who received his bachelor’s of fine arts from the University of Cincinnati and his master’s of
fine arts from the University of Maryland, is executive director at CREATE Arts Center in Silver
Spring and an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department at Montgomery College. A resident
artist at Red Dirt Studios, his works are in numerous private and academic collections, including The
Hotel at the University of Maryland and Capital One Bank and Hilton Worldwide in McLean. He has
recently exhibited at Northern Virginia Community College, Shinola in Washington and Gallery nine5
in New York.
Malis, an assistant professor of photography at Loyola University, currently serves on the board of
the International Digital Media and Arts Association. He has worked as a freelance cinematographer
and producer for narrative and documentary film/TV productions, and was a staff photojournalist for
ThisWeek News/Columbus Dispatch, and the Piqua Daily Call. He received a master of fine arts in
film & electronic media from American University and a bachelor’s degree in studio art from The
George Washington University.
He has exhibited locally, nationally and at Camden Arts Centre in London, Helsinki Photomedia
Conference, and the PFF Film Festival in Berlin.
“Metaphrase” is the second exhibition in the new Ballston Center Gallery, located on the second
floor of the Ballston Center. It is on display from Oct. 27 to Dec. 2. Regular gallery hours are from 1
to 6 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays.