Jim Opasik and Mary Deacon Opasik are a husband and wife team of artists who aren't a team. That is, they're both artists, and they both work in assemblage, but they work separately.
He fashions animals and other creatures from everyday objects such as kitchen utensils, and his creations often bring a smile to the viewer. She uses found objects to create pieces that deal with life-related themes, such as birth, parenthood and loss. Now the Baltimore Life Gallery is showing a combined retrospective of their work called "Opasiks to Date."
At the Baltimore Life Gallery, 10075 Red Run Blvd., Owings Mills, through March 28. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call (410) 581-6600, Ext. 3137.