Mona L. F. Oates's "Something, Some Thing" exhibition showcases her paintings over the last five years of an organic world that never stops growing. Her surreal works seem to jump into the 3D world even though they're oil paintings on panel. Oates was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 2010 after traveling the world, and those experiences are expressed in her work, where themes around culture and identity lose their boundaries and origin.
The "Something, Some Thing" exhibition will open on Friday, July 1, at Maker's Gallery and Studio, 34 Elton Street. An opening reception will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Normal gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit makersgalleryandstudio.com.