Sep
27
to Oct 21

October 2017

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Barbara Williams

Idling with Ensō: The Beauty of Imperfection

Variations on the Zen circle. Watercolors and monotypes on prepared paper.

First Friday Reception:  Friday, October 6, 6-8 pm

Artists' Reception:  Saturday, October 7, 4-6 pm

 

 
A Little Bit of Sunshine, Oil and wax on linen, 50"x42", 2016

A Little Bit of Sunshine, Oil and wax on linen, 50"x42", 2016

Deborah Addison Coburn

Oil & Water

A reconsideration of personal motifs and elements in oils and watercolors

 

First Friday Reception:  Friday, October 6, 6-8 pm

Artists' Reception:  Saturday, October 7, 4-6 pm (Artists’ Talk  5 pm)

Closing Reception:  Saturday, October 21, 3-5 pm

P. Vortexia (detail), Photocollage - Archival Pigment Print, 6" x 36", 2017

P. Vortexia (detail), Photocollage - Archival Pigment Print, 6" x 36", 2017

Langley Spurlock and John Martin Tarrat

UNMAPPED CARTOGRAPHY

Imaginary maps of imagined places. And stories that will take you from here to the Triassic. Artist Langley Spurlock creates a parallel universe of maps to accompany the image-filled pages of John Martin Tarrat’s book, UNMAPPED CARTOGRAPHY: Postcards from the Past and Other Foreign Countries.

 

Preview  Reception:  Saturday, September 30, 4-6 pm

First Friday Reception:  Friday, October 6, 6-8 pm

Artists' Receptions:  Saturday, October 7, 4-6 pm  (Artists’ Talk  5 pm)

Closing Reception:  Saturday, October 21, 3-5 pm

 
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Aug
30
to Sep 23

September 2017

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Lisa Allen

Dissent

What started out as a desire to capture the historic moments following this year's presidential inauguration, Lisa Allen's show documents the resistance that has swept across Washington D.C. during President Trump's first six months. Shown through photographs and screen prints of the inauguration weekend and protests during the months following, we see the various forms of dissent in the nation’s capital and a first hand look at democracy in action.

 

 
Freda Lee-McCann, Peaceful Mountains (15"x18") & Storm Approaching (18"x18"), Ink & Watercolor, Mixed media, 2017

Freda Lee-McCann, Peaceful Mountains (15"x18") & Storm Approaching (18"x18")Ink & Watercolor, Mixed media, 2017

Freda Lee-McCann

See the Difference

In this body of work, I first experimented by appropriating works by Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet and Langley Spurlock (with his permission) and used them to create textures in my rocks and mountains. Then, I decided to make my own version of Jackson Pollock and incorporated it into my work. These new images seem to have an interesting effect.

Chris Corson, Call Heaven and Earth to Witness, Pit-Fired Ceramic, 26"x12"x17", 2017

Chris Corson, Call Heaven and Earth to Witness, Pit-Fired Ceramic, 26"x12"x17", 2017

CHRIS CORSON

Speak to Me

What do our bodies reveal about self and experience?  Figurative sculptor Chris Corson explores human issues of identity, growth and transformation through the physical contours and gestures of the nude.  This show features 3-D ceramic figures and, in collaboration with photographer Stuart Diekmeyer, a series of 2-D images that record dramatically different atmospheric firings of a single torso.  Says Corson, “The body has spoken to us for thousands of years.  There is so much more to hear.”

 

GARDEN GALLERY

Featured through October 21

Neighborhood 1, Mixed Media - colored pencil, acrylics, graphite, photo on unsized paper, 24"x30", 2017

Neighborhood 1, Mixed Media - colored pencil, acrylics, graphite, photo on unsized paper, 24"x30", 2017

Harriet Lesser

In the Neighborhood

Looking closely at familiar surroundings and altering the objects with unexpected color, depth of field, and mixed media changes focus and observation.  For me it allows new choices for points of view.

Cascades I of Diptych, Acrylic, 48"x72"

Cascades I of Diptych, Acrylic, 48"x72"

Eleanor Wang

The paintings in the Garden Gallery by Eleanor Kotlarik Wang have water as a source for creative investigation.

 

Show dates: August 30 - September 23

First Friday: September 1,  6 - 8 pm

Artist Reception: September 9,  4 - 6 pm

Closing Reception: September 23,  4-6 pm

Art All Night: September 23,  7 pm - Midnight, with Calligraphy Demo from 8-9 pm

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Jul
19
to Aug 12

August 2017

Rituals

Rituals make up the human experience; there are infinite variations and kinds. A ritual can be religious or personal, jocular or sacred, light-hearted or solemn. They can be personal, followed by family and friends, or recognized and practiced on a global scale. They can be practiced daily, once a year, or only around a specific person. In this newest all member's exhibition, Studio Gallery artists explore the rituals that speak to them.

Exhibition Schedule:

Show dates: July 19 - August 12

First Friday August 4, 6-8pm

Artist's Reception Saturday, July 22th, 4-6pm

 

Lerici 2 by Sally Kauffman

Lerici 2 by Sally Kauffman

Mannequin by Gary Anthes

Mannequin by Gary Anthes

Growing by Nicole Fossi

Growing by Nicole Fossi

 
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May
24
to Jun 17

July 2017

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital by Gary Anthes

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital by Gary Anthes

GARY ANTHES

Silent Light

The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital and the Ansonia Copper & Brass factory shaped the lives of countless Americans over many decades. Now the hospital and the factory are silent, abandoned, revealing themselves by the pale light that streams through broken windows and missing doors.

Anthes's photographs hint at the lives and deaths of the people who passed through these places, their triumphs and disappointments, their everyday working lives. “I created these images as a tribute to the brave patients and dedicated staff at the hospital, and to the tireless metal workers at the brass factory,” Anthes says. “I look at these scenes and wonder what has become of all these people.”

 

THIERRY GUILLIMAN

Between Two Worlds

Thierry continues on a path that he opened in his last show at Studio Gallery, letting figurative elements enter his abstract work. In some paintings he is going all the way to an almost “realistic” representation. After more than a decade of pure abstraction, he experiences this new phase with curiosity. 

“This is new for me, a little like standing between two worlds, says Thierry, the inner and the outer, the visible and the invisible – our human condition. It is an intriguing and wonderful opportunity to explore other facets of the language of painting”.

Inspirations by Suzanne Goldberg

Inspirations by Suzanne Goldberg

SUZANNE GOLDBERG

Inspiration

Inspired by a landscape photograph and the rhythms of nature I have used collage and oil paint to develop abstract themes of color and movement.

Dreamworld I by Carmen M. Dumitrescu

Dreamworld I by Carmen M. Dumitrescu

GARDEN

GALLERY

 

Under & Beyond:
The Dream World of Carmen M. Dumitrescu

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May
24
to Jun 17

June 2017

We The People by Trish Palasik

We The People by Trish Palasik

TRISH PALASIK

LOOKING FORWARD: States of the Union

These works show some of the states of our union at this moment in time. Observing where we are now can be important to shaping where we will be in the future.

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SALLY KAUFFMAN

Catalyzed

Kauffman explores the common ground where abstraction and figuration coincide in paintings of civil resistance. The work celebrates the physical and mental strength that empowers people to make their voices heard. Using figure and place as a starting point, Kauffman captures moments in snapshots and digitally manipulates the composition and intensity of color. The dense saturated images become the source for the paintings.

 

 
Adira by Trix Kuijper

Adira by Trix Kuijper

TRIX KUJIPER

Familiar Faces 2

Each of the pieces in this collection seems to have a back story - but every viewer comes up with a different one.  Some of these three dimensional figures are a little bizarre, some are a bit spooky, but mostly they are pure fun.  See them and make up your own story.

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Apr
26
to May 20

MAY 2017

Cloud 9: Oxford Maryland. Acrylic/Collage. 36"x48". 2017

Cloud 9: Oxford Maryland. Acrylic/Collage. 36"x48". 2017

ANDREA KRAUS

Illusions

Artist Andrea Rowe Kraus has traveled from the dramatic landscapes of Africa to the lush forests of Burma collecting clouds. In this new multimedia series of monotypes, photographs, collages, and paintings, she explores the illusions hidden in plain sight above us, captured in the clouds.

Hard Bop Café. Acrylic, mixed media on paper. 24” x 18”

Hard Bop Café. Acrylic, mixed media on paper. 24” x 18”

PAM FREDERICK

Biomorphic Bop

The work in my current exhibition pays homage to Biomorphic Abstraction.  The layered, free-form and jazz-inspired biomorphic shapes are the subject of these still-life compositions.

This series is based on the rounded abstract shapes found in nature. These shapes are colorful, lush, and sumptuous. The forms are abstracted, yet they are strangely familiar to the viewer.  Viewers can recognize them and connect with them on a primal level, though they may not have seen these shapes before.

The striking biomorphic art of Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp and Barbara Hepworth continue to be an inspiration for me.

 
Magic, acrylic, 20" x 16"

Magic, acrylic, 20" x 16"

Monica Perez-Roulet

Diversity

the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness: diversity of opinion.

variety; multiformity.

the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation, etc.

point of difference.

 

First Friday Reception        May 5,  6 - 8 pm

Artist's Reception              May 13,  4 - 6 pm

GARDEN GALLERY

Featured through June 17th

Companions. Oil on canvas. 15"X20"

Companions. Oil on canvas. 15"X20"

Suzanne Goldberg

My concern with form, color and structure inform my work.

I use a variety of media to experiment and expand what I do.

Of Waterfalls and Moonlight. Screenprint with imbedded wax. 12" x 16", 2017

Of Waterfalls and Moonlight. Screenprint with imbedded wax. 12" x 16", 2017

Carolee Jakes

Occasional Dreams

Waking from half-remembered dreams.

What I see, What I hear, What I remember.

Feeds my imagination,  And fuels my work.

Sails. Mixed media on paper. 15"x 19"

Sails. Mixed media on paper. 15"x 19"

Suzanne Yurdin

Down Under

Continuing my exploration of the art and architecture of distant places, these new abstract works are inspired by a trip down under to Australia and New Zealand.

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Mar
29
to Apr 22

April 2017

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Chris Chernow & Abigail Maxey

brainstorm

brainstorm examines the delicate nature of the brain. Stark white sculptures in prescription vials stand behind medicine cabinet doors. Emerging brain imaging techniques offer source material for larger scale drawings.

Heartwood. Mixed Media on paper. 36" x 24". 2017

Heartwood. Mixed Media on paper. 36" x 24". 2017

Harriet Lesser

The Red Dot

Just before an exhibition with the Royal Academy in 1832, artist JMW Turner walked up to his featured painting Helvoetsluys and added a small dot of vermillion. It was later said that this act showed that “…real artistry lies in restraint and understanding.” The single red dot became a recurring feature in many of Turner’s works. Turner’s red dot, and what it stands for, has influenced Harriet Lesser’s new series of works, which are compositions of both intensity and restraint.

Asterope. Watercolor on Fabrianio. 22" x 15". 2016

Asterope. Watercolor on Fabrianio. 22" x 15". 2016

Elizabeth Curren

Little Worlds: Skopelos Dreamings

These watercolors and monoprints are about space: what lies between earth, sea and sky, off the coast of Skopelos, Greece. At night I dreamed about these spaces and each day I recreated them.

GARDEN GALLERY

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MIRIAM KEELER

Self-portraits


Keeler presents a series of Jungian-influenced self-portraits that reference male figuresboth historical and fictionalwho seem to live in her psyche and support her development as a person and as an artist. Her hyper-female presentations of these figures in the self-portraits represent the integration of relevant animus qualities into her psyche.

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MICHELINE KLAGSBRUN

Further Studies in Flux


Klagsbrun continues her exploration of the fluidity of form, the crossing of boundaries, the instability of identity. This series of intricate color pencil drawings involve a cow’s skull, a bird, an orchid.

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LISA ALLEN

Resistance


Lisa Allen felt compelled to capture the historic moments following Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. These images are a selection of the events of the following two days in downtown Washington, DC.

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Mar
1
to Mar 25

March 2017

Return to Stillness. 36” x 36”

Return to Stillness. 36” x 36”

ELEANOR KOTLARIK WANG

Explorations and Meanderings

In this series, the artist explores the complexity of tai chi footwork focusing on movements and stances which both begin and end the exercise form.  Formal analysis gives way to winding meanderings in the lines that connect the movements of physical and creative energy.

 
Pillars. Photograph. 20" x 16". 2016-17

Pillars. Photograph. 20" x 16". 2016-17

JO LEVINE

Details

The “Details” in Jo Levine’s photographs are components of art objects and buildings, mostly in the Washington area.  She finds that focusing on a subject’s parts can transform an otherwise mundane, “straight” photo into something new and different – perhaps demonstrating, as architects like to say, that “God is in the details.”  Levine hopes that her photos will inspire viewers to look more closely at the shapes and patterns in the world around them.

 

 
Permeable Intersections. Hex netting wire, paint, bamboo reeds. Size variable. 2017

Permeable Intersections. Hex netting wire, paint, bamboo reeds. Size variable. 2017

VERONICA SZALUS

Permeable intersections is from a body of work that focuses on balance and intersections with light and shadow.

 

 

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IWAN BAGUS

The image of the winged woman holding a white egg was taken in 1997. As a first-year graduate student at American University studying film and photography, I overdeveloped the film to achieve the very grainy, yet celestial look I wanted.

Two hours into 2017, I received a message from Indonesia: a friend had passed away. We'd know each other since we were six years old -- she was the winged woman I had photographed 20 years ago. 

We grew up together in Jakarta and, later, in D.C. We flew together all over the world, shared time together, and then we grew apart. I am haunted by unspoken words and the blank persistent silence between us. You are gone…I’ve lost you…But your wings remain...

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Feb
2
to Feb 25

February 2017

Three-Fold Waterfall. Acrylic on Canvas. 2’ x 3’. 2016

Three-Fold Waterfall. Acrylic on Canvas. 2’ x 3’. 2016

 

KIKI MCGRATH

Aerial Roots

Orchids, bare branches and gardens in winter are sources for new paintings by Kiki McGrath. Abstracting from the natural world, her gestural brushstrokes distill intricate forms that suggest gnarled roots or climbing vines. In her installation at Studio Gallery she responds to live arrangements by six Ikebana artists. Together they explore relationships between painting and sculpture based on the Japanese art of flower arranging.

 

 

 

First Friday Reception           February 3,  6 - 8 pm

Artist's Reception                   February 11,  4 - 6 pm

Closing Reception                   February 25,  4 - 6 pm

 
The Bluff Worked. Acrylic on Canvas. 30”x40”. 2017

The Bluff Worked. Acrylic on Canvas. 30”x40”. 2017

 

Elizabeth Casqueiro

Fumetti Redux: Superheroes and Tragic Lovers

Comic strips and photonovels (also known as fumetti or fotonovelas) are the inspiration for Elizabeth Casqueiro’s new body of work, titled “Fumetti Redux.”  These two storytelling genres, one colorful and action packed, the other moody and staged, provided her quiet and protected Iberian childhood with an exciting means of escape to worlds where good prevailed over evil and human passions played center stage. At that time, comic books were an expense and a luxury, being mostly imported, so they were treasured and repeatedly savored when meager allowances permitted their purchase. Photonovels were read in hiding, with delicious sneak peaks and rapid scanning in the mostly female venues where the crumpled magazines could be found (such as the local hair salon frequented by Elizabeth’s mother).  Today, Elizabeth recognizes the powerful impact these genres had on the early development of her value system, and is glad to see the resurgence of the fumetti as a health-focused didactic tool for less-literate audiences in developing areas of the world.

 

First Friday Reception           February 3,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception                   February 25,  4 - 6 pm

 
Untitled ; Silver. Barrel, wire, aluminum duct, pvc pipe, plastic, clip, fishing line, duct tape, chain. Installations variable. 2016

Untitled ; Silver. Barrel, wire, aluminum duct, pvc pipe, plastic, clip, fishing line, duct tape, chain. Installations variable. 2016

 

Jean Kim

No Boundaries

My works center around two main concepts. The first is the experimentation of materials and how seemingly unmatched objects can be used to create art. I search for materials that are flexible and can be repurposed or reshaped. I choose branches, LED lights, duct tape, yarn and other common objects to express my experiences and perspective in a way that can be inclusive and can engage the viewer in a meaningful dialogue.

This exploration inevitably leads to an investigation of the use of space, which is the second concept that pervades my work. Each time I create a work, I keep the physical space in mind. I create both paintings and sculptures that include the environments in which they are installed. My art, the walls, the floor, the viewers, and light each create another dimension; each aspect is a participant in the final product. 

 

First Friday Reception           February 3,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception                   February 25,  4 - 6 pm

 

GARDEN GALLERY

Featuring

Farm Stand, Rock Hall MD. 10.5” x 16”. 2016

Farm Stand, Rock Hall MD. 10.5” x 16”. 2016

Gary Anthes

Americana

These color photographs by Gary Anthes evoke the spirit of Norman Rockwell, but incorporate a dark and enigmatic feeling.

Artist's Reception:
February 11,  4 - 6 pm

Serenity/Courage/Wisdom.  Branches, monoprints on handmade abaca paper, gauze, and wire

Serenity/Courage/Wisdom.  Branches, monoprints on handmade abaca paper, gauze, and wire

Jacqui Crocetta

Interlude

Dots and dashes, pods and branches... musings and mark-making in the moment. Crocetta's recent works are reflections on nature and the human condition.

Artist's Reception:
February 11,  4 - 6 pm

Meditation.  Wood-fired ceramic and glaze.  15”x15”x17”. 2016

Meditation.  Wood-fired ceramic and glaze.  15”x15”x17”. 2016

Chris Corson

Recent Wood-Fired Figures

The high heat and stress inside a wood kiln are transformational a lot like life.  These new figures by Chris Corson capture the strength and power that can emerge.

Artist's Reception:
February 11,  4 - 6 pm

 
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Jan
4
to Jan 28

January 2017

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Heat + Light

Washington Wax Works

Encaustic begins hot. Once its molten surface cools, light reveals hidden depth and detail that seduce and intrigue the viewer. Gallery goers are routinely delighted by how each artist interprets using wax with such individualized technical expression, exposing them to new and uniquely captivating art forms.  “Heat + Light” will explore the hidden allure of this complex medium.

 

Artists:

Kathleen Anderson / David Evans / Nancy Hacskaylo / Marty Ittner / Katie Dell Kaufman / Kevin Milstead

 

 

First Friday                     January 6,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception           January 28,  4 - 6 pm

 
Chris Bohner, Untitled, 2016

Chris Bohner, Untitled, 2016

Otis Street Arts Project

This exhibit showcases the work of artists who create in the same studio center. Using a multitude of techniques, disciplines and approaches to the content of their art, they are connected and influenced by their daily interactions and conversations. 

Situated within the Gateway Arts District in the “Artists by the Tracks” section of Mount Rainier, Otis Street Arts Project serves as artist studios, exhibition space, and a creative incubator for those interested in a dynamic, supportive, and community oriented work environment of professional artists. 
 

 

Artists:

Sean Hennessey / David Mordini / Hebron Chism / Gloria Chapa / Shelley Lowenstein / Liz Lescault / Chris Bohner / Alma Selimovic / Art Drauglis

 

 

First Friday                     January 6,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception           January 28,  4 - 6 pm

 
 
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Nov
23
to Dec 17

November / December 2016

BARBARA WILLIAMS

Six Paths to Everything

More contemplations inspired by Himalayan prayer flags and India’s ancient Pali script: The Buddha in various aspects. Desires. Longings. A sutra and a story as mandalas. Words and letters in Pali, breathing light, dancing on the wind, making their way to the center of all things. On specially prepared watercolor paper. In brilliant quinacridone and natural earth pigments.

 

 

 

Artists Reception           December 2, 6 - 8 pm

 

WINTER ALL MEMBER SHOW

JOIN US FOR FIRST FRIDAY -  DECEMBER 2ND,  6 - 8 PM.

Works inspired by love texts, highlighting the need for more love in today's turbulent times and celebrating the love that surrounds this time of the year. 

In the spirit of the winter holidays, in the downstairs garden gallery, we offer a unique selection of original works priced at $150 or less.

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get; only with what you are expecting to give.”

Happy Holidays!

 
 
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Oct
26
to Nov 19

October / November 2016

Divisions, Connections and Intersections: Fact and Fiction in Family Histories

Book Arts     catalogue

Our family oral and written testimonies often conflict with one another; the gaps in information may deny us a complete understanding of our origins and yet all of us have stories to tell. This exhibit examines how book artists explore, interpret and illustrate our collective memory.

 

RECEPTIONS:

First Friday:  November 4,  6 - 8 pm

Artist Reception for Book Arts:  November 5,  4 - 6 pm

Artist Reception for FotoWeek:  November 12,  4 - 6:30 pm 

 
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Photography/Praxis

FotoWeek

Leading DC art photographers and educators, including Gary Anthes, Iwan Bagus, Andy Bloxham, Soomin Ham, Amy Hendrick, Leena Jayaswal, Steven Marks, Rania Razek, Shaun Schroth, and Alexandra Silverthorne will explore the nexus between art theory and photographic practice. The work will show how varied conceptual models of, and approaches to, photography - and the other visual, performance, and literary arts - have shaped their picture making. The show is curated by Steven Marks, Studio Gallery, and Iwan Bagus, professor of photography at the University of the District of Columba.

 
 

GARDEN GALLERY

Featuring

Elizabeth Casqueiro FRAGMENTATION/RECONSTRUCTION Life goes through periods of unified calm, only to be torn apart by any number of life events, and finally to come together in a new balanced form, distinct from the original state.  In Casqueiro's recent work, she explores this cycle of fragmentation and reconstruction.  She creates images on paper of memories, experiences, and random thoughts, tears them up, and brings them together in a satisfying composition.  Mirroring life, the results are surprising and often beautiful, and reveal new truths and perspectives that she had not considered before.

Elizabeth Casqueiro

FRAGMENTATION/RECONSTRUCTION

Life goes through periods of unified calm, only to be torn apart by any number of life events, and finally to come together in a new balanced form, distinct from the original state.  In Casqueiro's recent work, she explores this cycle of fragmentation and reconstruction.  She creates images on paper of memories, experiences, and random thoughts, tears them up, and brings them together in a satisfying composition.  Mirroring life, the results are surprising and often beautiful, and reveal new truths and perspectives that she had not considered before.

Jean Kim                             Kim’s works center around two main concepts.  The first is the experimentation of materials and how seemingly unmatched objects can be used to create art.  Kim is searching for materials that are flexible and can be repurposed or reshaped.  This exploration lead her to investigate the use of space, which is the second concept that pervades her work.  Each time she creates a work, she keeps the physical space in mind.  Her art, the walls, the viewers, and light each create another dimension.

Jean Kim                            

Kim’s works center around two main concepts.  The first is the experimentation of materials and how seemingly unmatched objects can be used to create art.  Kim is searching for materials that are flexible and can be repurposed or reshaped.  This exploration lead her to investigate the use of space, which is the second concept that pervades her work.  Each time she creates a work, she keeps the physical space in mind.  Her art, the walls, the viewers, and light each create another dimension.

Pam Frederick SQUARE SCULPTURE SERIES Square Sculpture Series This series, “Square Sculpture Series,” is composed of individual canvas boxes.  Frederick has applied her painting and collage language of using shapes and objects in an attempt to give the boxes weight, shape and depth in a three-dimensional space.

Pam Frederick

SQUARE SCULPTURE SERIES

Square Sculpture Series

This series, “Square Sculpture Series,” is composed of individual canvas boxes.  Frederick has applied her painting and collage language of using shapes and objects in an attempt to give the boxes weight, shape and depth in a three-dimensional space.

 
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Sep
28
to Oct 22

September / October 2016

Yvette Kraft

A 30 Year View

Kraft exhibits three decades of artwork created through the years, chosen from her observations of people from drawings in her sketchbook and then often reproduced on canvas as a finished work.

 

 

 

Artists' Reception           October 1,  4 - 6 pm

First Friday                     October 7,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception           October 22, 4 - 6 pm

 

SALLY LEVIE

Skylines and Treelines

Levie’s oil paintings, done in an expressionist mode, draw heavily on the natural world as she arranges and rearranges the elements and colors of nature to appeal to the eye and the imagination, in this exhibit focusing on forests and trees. A portion of her sales will benefit the Amazon Conservation Association.

GORDON BINDER

Skylines and Treelines

Binder is showing urban-themed work in oil — densely packed cityscapes, skylines and streetscapes — along with aluminum backed drawings and other dry media and notebooks of similar themed small drawings, including scenes of Washington DC.

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Aug
31
to Sep 24

August / September 2016

Freda Lee-McCann

Spirit of the Mountain

Traditional Chinese landscapes have been modified here in a new dimension with integrating calligraphy and small thumbnails. This multi-layer process is not part of the traditional Chinese painting process. The writings I selected are poems by an 11th century scholar artist Mei-Fu, and some are by my great uncle, Jen Yuan-Tao (1890-1990), a scholar and a general.

 

 

 

First Friday                      September 2,  6 - 8 pm

Artists' Reception           September 10,  4 - 6 pm

Art All Night                    September 24, 7 - midnight

Carolee Jakes

Magic Chef

A photograph shot from a hotel window is the source for this series of paintings and prints.

 

Lisa Allen

Multiverse

This series of black and white film photography consists of modern day images of diverse locations with a vintage and otherworldly feeling.

 
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Jul
20
to Aug 13

July / August 2016

Summer All Member Show

Join us for First Friday-  August 5th,  6 - 8pm.

Looking for a brief respite from the headlines and the traffic?  Escape to Studio Gallery!  We will be presenting two floors of work illustrating the many ways that our artists use "to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities".  Come visit the gallery and enjoy a bit of needed diversion.


 
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Jun
22
to Jul 16

June / July 2016

 

Steven Marks

The Faces of North+Charles:
The Politics of the Gaze

When does empathy become exploitation? Large-scale portraits of the people who live and work in Baltimore’s troubled North Avenue and Charles Street corridor ask viewers to consider this question, as well as their own place in the photographic transaction, in a provocative new exhibit that explores the perilous space in which contemporary documentary photographs are made.

 

Receptions:

Steven Marks' Reception:  June 25, 4-6 pm

First Friday Reception: July 1, 6-8 pm

Trish Palasik's Reception: July 9, 4-6 pm

Trish Palasik

Forms of Expression

These works begin to explore some of the ways that figurative, abstract, and natural forms express aspects of our shared human experience.

 
 

Post Corcoran

Studio Gallery is proud to present a show of recent Corcoran graduates. These artists have evolved their style over four years at an institution that has gone through many changes. Throughout this complicated time, these students demonstrated that the Corcoran continues to inspire our future generation of artists.

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May
25
to Jun 18

May / June 2016

Trix Kuijper

Familiar Faces

The faces might seem familiar but the settings are as surreal as ever in Trix Kuijper’s new collection of three dimensional figures.  This is an exploration of that feeling you get when meeting a complete stranger and thinking you know them.  Despite the strange headgear and bizarre found objects these pieces will have you asking, “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?”

 

 

 

RECEPTIONS:

First Friday: June 3, 6 - 8 pm

Artists' Reception: June 5, 4 - 6 pm

Artists' Reception: June 11, 4 - 6 pm

Andrea Kraus

Retrospective : Shades of Yesteryear

Most of these works are juxtapositions of images from antique shops using acrylic paint and collage from bits of old photographs, newspapers and illustrations.  The items used are meant to convey personal as well as general memories from the past. 

 

Joyce McCarten

No Bushes in the Bush - My Beautiful Journey to Niger

Abstract paintings made after a journey to Niger, West Africa, where drought conditions have produced a certain kind of beauty.

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Apr
27
to May 21

April / May, 2016

Micheline Klagsbrun

Blossoms of Loss and Desire

Following her acclaimed solo exhibition at the Katzen Art Museum in 2015 - Free Fall Flow – Micheline Klagsbrun turns to the darker side of the botanical world in her new show titled Blossoms of Loss and Desire. Comprising paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media sculptures, this exhibition marks another subtle shift in her approach towards even more fluid and translucent forms and compositions.

                                                             Receptions:

First Friday Reception:  May 6,  6 to 8pm

Artists' Reception: Sunday, May 15, 3 to 6 pm

To include Discussion with curator Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Miriam Keeler and Suzanne Goldberg Artists' Reception:  Saturday, May 21, 4 to 6 pm

Miriam Keeler

The Usual Sins

Artist Miriam Keeler uses vibrant color and contemporary contexts to explore the proverbial 7 Deadly Sins in modern life. Are Gluttony, Envy, Sloth, Anger, Greed, Lust and Pride as old-fashioned as they sound? Or do they provide the energy that fuels our media-oiled, consumer-driven society? Through seven irreverent paintings the artist finds that visual imagery often leads to insights not so easily captured in words.

 

Suzanne Goldberg

Landscape Visions           

The works in this exhibition include several landscapes and abstract paintings, which use fragments of photographs taken from the air of the earth's contours. In my work I express the joy and passion I feel when engaged with art--always conscious of form and structure, while line, color, and texture play against
each other.  Sometimes my work is more abstract but always responsive to nature.

GARDEN GALLERY                                                                             April 27 - June 18

Featuring

  Three artists go one on one on one, pooling favorite images then - using paint, paper, camera, computer - reconstruct them as collages.  The results are triple plays: architectural, urban, unexpected.

 

Three artists go one on one on one, pooling favorite images then - using paint, paper, camera, computer - reconstruct them as collages.  The results are triple plays: architectural, urban, unexpected.

 
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Apr
10
3:00 PM15:00

Past Events - Anthony Schneider discusses "Repercussions"

Book signing

We'll engage in deep discussion about Schneider's novel, "Repercussions."

About the Book:

Henry Wegland, a former African National Congress activist now living in New York with his son Glenn and his daughter-in-law, encourages his grandson, Saul, to travel to South Africa and make a documentary about the people involved in the country’s liberation.

Saul begins to unravel the dark secrets of his grandfather’s past and the shocking events that led to his escape from South Africa. When Saul is kidnapped in a rural township his life may be in danger and he sees the dark side of contemporary South Africa. 

 At the same time, Henry, now in his twilight years, must come to terms with Glenn and their strained relationship, making peace with the choices he once made for the two of them.

Spanning past and present, South Africa and New York, the interlocking narratives of Repercussions are a spellbinding portrayal of exile, the meaning of home, and how one man’s attempt to liberate his country changed the lives of his family for generations.

About Anthony Schneider:

ANTHONY SCHNEIDER has been published in McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, MidAmerican Review, and Details as well as several literary anthologies. Born in South Africa and educated in the United States, he divides his time between London and New York.
http://www.anthonyschneider.com

**Copies of "Repercussions" will be available at event.**

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Mar
30
to Apr 23

April, 2016

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Harriet Lesser

Cuba on My Mind, Again

Working despite formidable odds and decades of embargo, I remember Havana, and Cuba as a whole, as a sensory awakening atmosphere, with the reflected heat in the city, the urban compositions are imbedded my memory. For me, Cuba is here again in a new political, cultural and, aesthetic reconfiguration.

 

Receptions:

First Friday Reception:                                                                     April 1 from 6 to 8 pm

Artist Reception:                                                                         Saturday, April 9   from 4 to 6 pm

 

 

 

Thierry Guillemin

To Look For America

"Every moment can be experienced with creativity as unique, and new.
In painting I am looking for a taste of the wholeness of this experience.
How to come, through an abstraction, in relation with an impression that can
be as vibrant as a moment of true attention.
In a sense I always enter my studio to "look for America".

 

Garden Gallery

Featuring

Julie Koehler                                                                                                              Through the process of constant mark making and erasing, Koehler transforms the imagery and tests her tolerance for imperfection and reinterprets the aesthetic of each result. 

Julie Koehler                                                                                                              Through the process of constant mark making and erasing, Koehler transforms the imagery and tests her tolerance for imperfection and reinterprets the aesthetic of each result. 

 

Eleanor Kotlarik Wang

In The Flow

The new works are rhythmic explorations of repetitive motions found in Tai Chi practice.  By observing and sensing the flow in her own daily practice, the artist interpreted the outer and inner physical energies of some of the movements.  Her usage of line and color on canvas and paper culminate in a personal fusion of art, meditation and physical energy. 

 

Receptions:

First Friday Reception:                                                                                                  April 1 from 6 to 8 pm

Artist Reception:                                                                                                 Saturday, April 9   from 4 to 6 pm

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Mar
2
to Mar 26

March, 2016

March, 2016

 

AMY DAVIS

Adam and Eve: The Ultimate Screw Up  

They had everything but wanted more.  They lost everything for the promised apple.

 

 

Receptions:

First Friday:                                                          March 4,  6 - 8 pm

Artists Reception:                                                 March 12, 4 - 6 pm              

Artists' Reception for Elizabeth Curren and Jo Levine:                                                                          March 19,  4 - 6 pm   Artists Talks

Closing Reception for Amy Davis:                          March 26, 4 - 6 pm

           

 

Jo Levine

Shadowplay                                         

Jo Levine seeks to reawaken our childhood sense of wonder – and even playfulness – with photographs exploring shadows’ varied shapes and moods.  Many of her photos are also “shadow plays,” evoking dramas that unfold in the viewer’s mind.

 
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Elizabeth Curren

Pages and Prints                          

Elizabeth Curren’s artist’s books and collagraphs reflect her interest in natural and invented landscapes. Each work represents a journey, real or imagined, that engendered questions and wonderings about time and place.

                   

GARDEN GALLERY

Featuring

           Madeleine Finley

           Madeleine Finley

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Feb
3
to Feb 27

February, 2016

 

 

 

Sally Kauffman

Relaxed States

Using figure and place as a starting point, Kauffman explores the boundaries of abstraction and figuration in her paintings.

 

 

Receptions

First Friday:                   Feb. 5, 6 - 8 pm

Artists’ Reception:        Feb. 13, 5:30 - 8 pm

Closing Reception:       Feb. 26, 6 - 8 pm

Black History Month:                                            What A Time to Be Alive

A Photographic journey into the literary world of prolific Black authors and poets.  Studio Gallery presents photographers using various forms of photo manipulation to celebrate Black History Month.  Curated by Iwan Bagus and Maya Fletcher.

Receptions:

First Friday Reception:
               February 5, 6 - 8 pm

Artists' Reception with Live Poetry Slam:
               February 13, 6 - 8:30 pm

Closing Reception:
               February 26, 6 - 8:00 pm

Special Performance with Nag Champa & Friends:
              February 20, 7 - 9:30 pm   RSVP required

GARDEN GALLERY

Featuring

Gordon Binder

Gordon Binder

Miriam Keeler

Miriam Keeler

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Jan
6
to Jan 30

January, 2016

Judy Southerland

History Painting for a Small Town

A collection of people surrounds us as we grow, and the remaining residue, along with material loose ends and unfinished business in the studio, coalesced in a series of oval paintings drawn from the legacy of portraiture. Following that lead, text became a kickstart to visual musings on a place where words are primary in translating experience, but images have power to reveal secrets and become an antidote to corrupted stories and games.

Receptions

First Friday: January 8, 6 - 8 pm
Artist: Saturday, January 9, 6:30 - 9 pm
Artist's Talk, with Steve Cushner: January 23, 4 pm

Queen Beez

Reach For It!

THE QUEEN BEEZ, teen girls from Langston Terrace Dwellings Anacostia Community Outreach Center, will exhibit their work which is a culmination of a years' collaboration with several of our gallery artists. Together they have created works of compelling individual and group identity and expression.

RECEPTIONS

First Friday: January 8, 6 - 8 pm
Artist: Saturday, January 9, 3 - 6 pm


"Dynamics of the DCArt Scene:  Then and Now” 

Sunday, January 10 from 3 – 5pm

Join us for a panel discussion at Studio Gallery moderated by Jack Rasmussen to celebrate Studio Gallery's 50th Anniversary  in honor of our founder Jennie Lea Knight.  Admission is free and open to the public. 

Meet our panelists who are local artists or gallerists and include Nancy Frankel, Jane Haslem, Amy Hughes Braden and Trevor Young.  They will address the increasingly vibrant local art scene, how it's changed, where it is now.   Bring your questions and friends!


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