“Time to Spare”
June 6th – September 5th, 2020
Minas Konsolas, Mother Earth, 2019.
Collage & colored pencil on canvas, 24″ x 24″
David Valle, Early Morning Swim, 2018
Archival pigment photograph, 12.6″ x 18″
In their joint exhibition, “Time to Spare”, Minas Konsolas, a full-time Baltimore artist and David Valle,
a Baltimore physician, scientist, and photographer, invite us into a visually rich, multilayered and
playful universe that exists somewhere in that precious twilight between work and sleep, duty and unconsciousness.
More than a world of leisure, though, theirs is a playground for the mind, the imagination, and the soul as we
seek solace, balance, meaning in a hectic world. Notably, men, timepieces, even guilt itself are scarce
or absent in a landscape predominated by women, and dappled with signs of nature…a world that is
nurturing, mother-like, and indifferent to time itself–both predating and outlasting traditionally
masculine conceits of achievement, success, boundaries, and schedules. To become one with this universe,
these works suggest, is to shed our concerns, drives, deadlines, and inhibitions…simply, joyously, to be.
– Richard Brett, Associate Professor of Cinema and Communication at McDaniel College