Sep
4
to Sep 28

September Exhibitions

Chrysalis, Christopher Corson.Pit-fired ceramic. 11” x 18” x 18”. Inquire.

Christopher Corson

What We Share

I hope my figures touch you. I put into them the themes that are most important to me — fighting against injustice, finding strength in vulnerability, and growing toward liberation. If you find personal resonance, then we have shared something profound -- that we and all people are one human family.

First Friday Reception: Sept. 6, 6 - 8 pm

Art All Night: Saturday, Sept. 14th, 7 - midnight

Artist’s Reception: Saturday Sept. 21, 4 - 6 pm


IN THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY

Random Algorithms, Elizabeth Curren. 22” x 30”. Inquire.

Elizabeth Curren

Eddies of Thought

These meditative drawings, completed over the past six months, grew out of the need to focus exclusively on the page, to the exclusion of all other thoughts. The earlier drawings started with a few algorithms: the lines must be parallel and no lines could cross one another; circles and straight edges could be traced but needed to be exact; if a slight deviation occurred, the following lines must be laid down in such a way as to incorporate that deviation. The deviations quickly became obstacles that diverted the flow and those flows began to take on directions of their own. The white parts of the paper began to compete; the pens ran out of ink mid-stream; adjustments needed to be made. Best of all, space began to be created within the two-dimensionality of some of the lines; swirls and eddies appeared and new forms emerged.

First Friday Reception: September 6, 6-8 PM

Artist’s Reception: September 21, 4-6 PM

Photo of Wattana, courtesy of Livescience.com.

Laura Litten

You Animal

Wattana, a young female orangutan in the Paris zoo, makes choices as to which type of rope and which color of string she uses to create her knots. Artistic expression appears throughout the animal world.  The behavior is not limited to human behavior.  We are all animals. This work is an appreciation of the kinship between humans and animals reminding us of what it means to be alive in conversation with each other. Great apes living in the wild have developed impressive technical know- how: they construct nests, make and use tools, hunt small prey with spears. But they do not tie knots. Wattana taught herself to be an avid knot maker. She weaves a variety of materials in and out of her cage bars like a giant macramé project.   My discovery of Wattana and her unexpected talent inspires this work. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to go ahead and tie knots right in the exhibition. Take that selfie!

First Friday Reception: September 6, 6-8 PM

Artist’s Reception: September 21, 4-6 PM

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Aug
19
to Aug 31

August Exhibition

Dreams In A Garden, 2018, David Wolfe. Oil on canvas. 30” x 30”.

David Wolfe

Tracing Footprints - East and West

Recent Paintings and Drawings

This exhibition is a look back at my work from eighteen years in Santa Fe and more recent images from my return to the East coast. Whether carving images from the enchanting weeds of New Mexico - where vegetation somehow survives the unconditional indifference of Mother Nature - or from the glorious swamps of the East, I am bound to open my eyes to the music and visual chant of the natural world and  to celebrate the complex wonder of this life. At any rate, in my 80th year the journey and the footprints continue.   

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 24, 5-7 pm

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Jul
24
to Aug 17

Summer Group Exhibition

Works by Jennifer Duncan, David Wolfe, Gordon Binder, Gary Anthes, Freda Lee-McCann, Sally Kauffman, Susan Raines, William Bowser, and Suzanne Goldberg. Featured in Me and My Shadow.

Me and My Shadow

Summer All Members Exhibition

The shadow is an extension of self, both physically and metaphorically. Far more than a self portrait, what is the shape of the artist’s shadow? Stretching across a variety of mediums, Studio Gallery’s Summer Group Show requests a swath of selves, all with their own means of showing it.

First Friday Reception: August 2nd, 6 - 8 PM

Closing Reception: August 17th, 4 - 6 PM

Featured artists include:

Lisa Allen

Gary Anthes

Yuno Baswir

Lisa Battle

Elizabeth Beach

Gordon Binder

William Bowser

Jennifer Duncan

Nicole Ida Fossi

Matt Francisco

Pam Frederick

Suzanne Goldberg

Thierry Guillemin

J.S. Herbert

Carolee Jakes

Lois Kampinsky

Sally Kauffman

Jean Jinho Kim

Micheline Klagsbrun

Freda Lee-McCann

Harriet Lesser

Sally Levie

Jo Levine

Jeremy Limerick

Shawn Lindsay

Al Lipton

Laura Litten

Joyce McCarten

Kadeem Morris

Susan Raines

Andrea Rowe Kraus

Carol Rubin

Langley Spurlock

Eleanor Kotlarik Wang

David Wolfe

Suzanne Yurdin

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Jun
26
to Jul 20

July Exhibitions

Paris, November 2018 No. 1, Archival pigment print. 12.75” x 18.5”.  Inquire .

Paris, November 2018 No. 1, Archival pigment print. 12.75” x 18.5”. Inquire.

Gary Anthes

Snap Shot

Photography for me is a hunt for mystery, enigma, the untold story. Indeed, every photograph is a temporal mystery, a snapshot. For a fraction of a second we see the real world in sharp focus, but as time retreats and advances from the moment the image is captured, the mystery deepens– Gary Anthes

Exhibition curated by William Carroll. Can’t make it to the show in person? View the digital exhibition catalogue.

Artist's reception: June 29, 4pm to 6pm

First Friday reception: July 5, 6pm to 8pm


IN THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY

Pawn Shop, 14th Street, NW, Photographs, collage, mixed media. 30” diameter.  Inquire .

Pawn Shop, 14th Street, NW, Photographs, collage, mixed media. 30” diameter. Inquire.

Oxidized Soul, Veronica Szalus. Inquire

Pam Frederick & Veronica Szalus

Urban | Oxide

The urban environment is fluid, continually shifting, adjusting, decaying and renewing. We may notice it daily, either incrementally or in its entirety. This phenomenon is highlighted in Urban | Oxide, a collaboration of two artists, Pam Frederick and Veronica Szalus. Frederick's photographic collages capture and then re-mix street views of Paris, London, New York and Washington, DC. Szalus's work explores active rust and creates free-standing dimensional elements that consist of current building materials such as concrete and rebar. 

Throughout the exhibit, the artists invite the viewer to consider the interconnectedness among development, reconstruction, and decay, as well as the distance between memory and documentation.

Artist’s Reception: Saturday June 29, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm | First Friday: July 5 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


IN THE GARDEN GALLERY

Nature Entwined, Eleanor Kotlarik Wang. Inquire.

Eleanor Kotlarik Wang

Tableaux

Nature is often connected to experiences of awe, inspiration and sometimes terror. These paintings are my personal creative responses to beauty observed in walks in various locations. While making these works, there was also an awareness of my destructive actions as an artist. As in nature, the forces of creation and destruction live side by side. I saw these paintings come and go through stages of calm and fury, stopping when I believed to have reached an aesthetic balance of these two forces.


J.S. Herbert

Simple Shapes

Simple Shapes is a body of work that is based on the ideas of simplicity and minimalism. I wanted to work around this idea to emphasize on the importance of simple things. With our busy lives, we often neglect or forget about the simple things, not realizing what place and value they hold in the grand scheme of things. For example, a circle is a simple shape, but when used for a design as a motif, it can become part of a beautiful work of art. I want these pieces to remind us that sometimes, it is not the elaborate and extravagant things, but the simple things and the simple pleasures that are the ticket.

To reach this goal, I used simple forms for the vessels in this collection and used simple shapes for surface designs either with hand carvings or brush strokes to compliment the forms. I kept my color palette white with clay body breaking through the carvings and the brushstrokes to keep the focus on the forms and the motifs.

Large Oval Vase, J.S. Herbert. Inquire.

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May
29
to Jun 22

June Exhibitions: In the Downstairs Gallery

Adrift, Lois Kampinsky, acrylic on canvas, 18” x 24”.

Deia: A Piece of Paradise

Lois Kampinsky

The town of Deia on the island of Mallorca is a literary and artistic enclave in one of the most beautiful parts of Spain.  And within this town, Cala Deia is a cove where the views simply overwhelm and change your previous notions of beauty.   The pieces in my show are reactions to the land and sea scapes before me, as well as to the people lucky enough to be there.

Untitled, Suzanne Goldberg, oil on canvas, 24” x 36”.

Untitled, Suzanne Goldberg, oil on canvas, 24” x 36”.

Galaxies

Suzanne Goldberg

I was inspired by images of galaxies I found. The beautiful flow of colors; intricate forms; and the mystery of such spectacles in the darkness of infinite space.



Artists’ Reception: June 9, 4-6 pm First Friday Reception: June 7, 6-8 pm


IN THE GARDEN GALLERY

DHIKR

Yuno D. Baswir

The visual forms  of my paintings occur as the result of the arrangement and the accumulation of many circles. The circles are neither silent nor still. They spin. They keep moving. They are alive. There may be 70 circles, or 700, or 7000. There could even be more than that.

There is a name on each circle.

Each circle utters a name.

Each circle utters the same name.

One Name.

I have made the act of painting as an act of remembering God.

To me, art is a tool to get close to God.

My painting is the flow of praise. It is the prostration of the heart.

Dhikr means remembering and commemorating God.

Enchanted Iceland

Lisa Allen

I shot this series using an instant film camera while on my honeymoon in Iceland. I wanted to showcase the moody yet mystical nature of the stunning landscape and transport the viewer to a place that would evoke unusual and even unsettling emotions.

I love using all different cameras and experimenting with different photographic mediums. I often alternate between my DSLR and a variety of minimal control cameras. I previously created a series using a plastic Holga camera and recently shifted to using a Fuji Instax. Sometimes the freedom to just focus on the simple controls available helps me concentrate on the feeling I get when I see the finished work, rather than achieving some kind of perfection.

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May
22
to Jun 22

June Exhibitions: Joyce McCarten

My Pirate Days, Joyce McCarten.

Joyce McCarten

My Pirate Days

The abstract paintings that will be shown in this exhibition are a reflection of my 12- year- marriage to Walter Smith. He was a business man, a professional actor and a man of integrity and fun.  After diagnosis and treatment of cancer in 2006, it was his intention to live life to the fullest.  We had ten years of “stolen time” and our marriage was filled with great love and joy. Each painting in this show expresses some of the joy we shared in specific locations or in the humor we saw in the memes of the day.

 I use color, shape and gesture in oil paint to capture the excitement of a life well lived. While I grieve his loss, I celebrate him for all his quirkiness, his passions and his love for life. I will move forward without him, but first, I will look back to my “pirate days” with Walter Smith. 

First Friday Reception: June 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist’s Reception: June 9, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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May
1
to May 25

New Members & More

Under the Moonlight, Freda Lee-McCann. Inquire.

Freda Lee-McCann

A Point of View

Traditional Chinese landscape paintings are built on brushwork with ink on rice paper. I am inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s work using flat shapes and comic strip Pop art dots. Instead of using brushwork with ink on rice paper, I decided to experiment by applying the Pop art dot pattern to create texture. The series here is a combination of the art making techniques of the East and the West that are used to create a different feeling – that of each world and of both worlds. 

Works from Studio Gallery’s 2019 New Members Exhibition.

Lisa Battle, Mekbib Gebertsadik, & Susan Raines

New Members Exhibition

Studio Gallery’s new members come together for a group exhibition showcasing their work.

Susan Raines : Serendipity /// Serendipity means accidentally finding valuable things that you were not expecting. These photographs are a collection of images that grabbed my attention as I came upon them.  I felt compelled to stop and look and ultimately to preserve them with my camera.

Mekbib Gebertsadik: Light is Life and Life is Light /// “Whenever the landscape flares in my mind, there sprouts in me the longest and widest rift valley of the world, which is found in the land where I was born and raised, East Africa, Ethiopia. The land of mystery and wisdom. The fountain and cradle of humanity. It was here where nature first opened my artistic eyes and touched my imagination with its magical rays of light, and every motion of light, as a source of life and death and spirit…”

Lisa Battle: Echoes /// This exhibition of new work by Lisa Battle will include a series of large scale abstract ceramic sculptures drawing on recurring themes in Lisa’s work: botanical forms, the gestures of dance, and the primal elements. In Echoes, Lisa presents a visual language of graceful curvilinear forms which seem to float weightlessly, defying gravity, despite the heaviness of the clay from which they are made. The sculptural forms defy specific definition, creating an impression of ambiguity that leaves room for viewers to find their own interpretation.

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Apr
30
to May 17

May Exhibitions: Sally Kauffman

Border Crossing, Sally Kauffman. Oil on canvas. 48” x 96”. Image by Greg Staley. Inquire.

Sally Kauffman

Jeopardy

Kauffman lends her voice to endangered species who cannot speak for themselves as their natural habitats and migration patterns are being disrupted and protections stripped away. "Jeopardy" is a continuation of the "Catalyzed" series that celebrates the physical and mental strength that empowers the people who make their voices heard during the civil and human rights marches and rallies in Washington, DC. 


Kauffman is best known for her abstract yet allusory large-scale paintings. Her gestural brushwork and sensual application of paint give form to distressed butterflies and bees, big cats, exotic animals and sea creatures. The images painted in saturated, flowing oil color on large format canvas entice the viewer to engage in their own narrative.

“My paintings exist in the space between abstraction and figuration where amorphous shapes and fluid color reflect my instinctive response to the world around me.”
Curated by Judy Southerland. 

Exhibition Dates: May 1st - May 18th, 2019 | First Friday Reception: May 3rd, 6-8 pm | Closing Reception: May 18th, 4-6 pm


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Apr
3
to Apr 27

April Exhibitions

Cupid’s Arrow , Micheline Klagsbrun. Mixed media with cyanotype on paper. 22” x 30”.  Inquire.

Cupid’s Arrow, Micheline Klagsbrun. Mixed media with cyanotype on paper. 22” x 30”. Inquire.

Micheline Klagsbrun

Transit of Venus

Klagsbrun’s latest body of mixed media work on paper originated in a found object: a ledger containing observations of the 1874 Transit of Venus, a phenomenon occurring every 243 years when the planet Venus moves across the face of the sun, twice. Astronomers over the centuries, dating back 5000 years ago to the Sumerians, have tracked her movements and seen her as divine.

The Transit of Venus becomes an entry point into a variety of inter-related ideas, celestial and astronomical, scientific and mythological, all of which become themes in the work. The depths of ocean and cosmos are evoked by Klagsbrun’s creative use of cyanotype, a 19thcentury photographic printing technique that produces deep indigo shades over which she layers drawings in ink and pencil.

“In this new body of work, I continue my exploration of the tension between form and formlessness, order and chaos. The systems of order and measurement that have been applied to the cosmos are balanced against the chaos that moves below the surface of the deep”,  Micheline Klagsbrun, March 2019.

Curated by Aneta Georgievska-Shine.

First Friday Reception: April 5, 6-8 pm | Artists’ Reception: April 13, 4-6pm | Artist & Curator Talk: April 26, 5-7 pm


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Arctic Floe , Suzanne Yurdin.  Inquire.

Arctic Floe, Suzanne Yurdin. Inquire.

Suzanne Yurdin

Paradise Lost

My climate change-based abstract landscapes are reminiscences of recently traveled places. Continuing my interest in giving the viewer a sense of place, these mixed media paintings present ideas on the changing landscape. They may trigger memories rather than describe a specific place, while evoking a sense of urgency to preserve the natural beauty around us. 

Each piece explores aspects of climate change and the constant degradation the Earth is experiencing, while finding the beauty in all that remains and demands attention and action now. These paintings juxtapose nature’s very divergent characteristics: the serene and active, picturesque and disintegrating, quiet and volatile. Some works offer an atmospheric perspective, as if seeing the land from above after a violent storm, a glacier melt, or the aftermath of destructive wildfires. 

My hope is this work connects the viewer to their sense of place on Earth and energizes our efforts to save the beauty of places that cannot be replaced. Where is your sense of place? Will it last in your lifetime?

First Friday Reception: April 5, 6-8 pm

Artists’ Reception: April 13, 4-6pm

Closing Reception: April 27, 4-6pm

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Mar
6
to Mar 30

March Exhibitions

From  The Art of the Improbable , Trix Kuijper.  Inquire.

From The Art of the Improbable, Trix Kuijper. Inquire.

Trix Kuijper

The Art of the Improbable

Trix Kuijper returns to the Studio Gallery with a new collection. A delightful concoction of fantastical creations, featuring horned beings, giant eggs and, of course, her signature “mummies”. 

Ingredients:

Plaster Wrap, Plaster, Cement, Modeling Compound, Clay, Cast Iron, Acrylic Paint and Medium, Found Objects

Nutrition Facts and %RDA:

Sugars 0%

Fats 0%

Imagination 500%

Cholesterol 0%

Creativity 300%

Warning:  These works were created in a facility entirely free of nuts, but occasionally subject to a little craziness.

Receptions (All Exhibitions)

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, March 9, 4-6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, March 30, 4-6 pm

Receptions are free and open to the public.


IN THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY

Work from  Art & Soul  at Studio Gallery.

Work from Art & Soul at Studio Gallery.

Art & Soul: Fundraiser for Studio Gallery

Proceeds from art sales during our March exhibition, Art & Soul, will go directly to Studio Gallery, and support our mission of fostering a public appreciation for the world of the arts.

The arts are at the heart of our community. Art is the basis of the graceful architecture we walk past each day, the music we dance to, and the paintings, photographs, and visualizations we’re drawn to. Art is at the core of who we are as people. Now, we’re making it easier than ever to support the arts - and specifically, our nonprofit organization, Studio Gallery, one of the longest-running artist cooperatives in the D.C. area. Featuring exclusively donated artwork, this group show will exhibit a large range of styles and mediums, from an original photogravure by Edward Curtis, to stormy seas captured on canvas, to sculpted, human torsos the size of your forearm. If you’ve been waiting to acquire an original work of art, there has never been a better time. When you support us, you help keep us here - at the community’s heart and soul.

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Feb
6
to Mar 2

February Exhibitions

From  Green Gestures , Jean Jinho Kim.  Inquire.

From Green Gestures, Jean Jinho Kim. Inquire.

Jean Jinho Kim

Green Gestures

By starting with inorganic, man-made materials, I can imagine their potential to be reshaped and repurposed into dynamic forms. I choose auto parts, LED lights 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. I intentionally use a wide range of materials to bring unexpected pieces together and to give materials new purposes. I aim to shatter the preconceived notions of the potential of each object as work. By using components that range from expensive gold paint to discarded used auto parts, I work to extend the meaning of art and diminish predictable boundaries. There is no hierarchy. 

I use a combination of various objects that are familiar within a given space to create new arrangements transformed from static to transitional. Using identifiable objects creates a constant interaction between the separate pieces of the work and the final work itself. Not only are the physical elements of each piece important, but also the space they encompass is intentional. Each time I create a work, I keep the physical space in mind. My work includes 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 (All Shows): Friday, March 1, 6-8 pm

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, February 23, 4-6 pm


IN THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY

(Left) Glance , Nicole Ida Fossi. Oil on cardboard.  (Right) Ceramic Vase , J.S. Herbert.  Inquire.

(Left) Glance, Nicole Ida Fossi. Oil on cardboard. (Right) Ceramic Vase, J.S. Herbert. Inquire.

Tender Vessels: The 2019 Fellowship Exhibition

Featuring Nicole Ida Fossi & J.S. Herbert

Tender Vessels presents work from Studio Gallery’s Fellowship Artists J. S. Herbert and Nicole Ida Fossi. These pieces encompass the strengths and vulnerabilities of the individual; whether rendered as human through paint or more abstractly through clay.

Fossi’s oil paintings on canvas depict various emotional states through the physicality of the body. She focuses on the banality, tension, pain, and joy of inhabiting a body as well as the conflict between how one sees oneself and how one is seen by others. She also shows recent portrait paintings and drawings focusing on moments of reflection and intimacy.

Ceramic vessels and sculptures by J. S. Herbert symbolize the individuality in human beings. Even when some vessels look similar, each one is uniquely and individually made with its own personality and purpose. The vessels also represent the juxtaposition of fragility and strength in individuals by showing resilience to high temperatures in the process of firing, but at the same time being at the verge of shattering into pieces with just a small push.

The Left Bank of New York , Pam Frederick. Acrylic on paper. 22" x 30".  Inquire.

The Left Bank of New York, Pam Frederick. Acrylic on paper. 22" x 30". Inquire.

Pam Frederick

Hot & Cool

Hot & Cool. Two words that are often used together to describe jazz.  Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot, and each can be both.  My love of jazz is what informs my art.  It is my attempt to fuse rhythm, color, movement and improvisation into the pieces you see here today.

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Jan
9
to Feb 2

Carte Blanche: Adah Rose Comes Home to Studio Gallery

Recline , Alison Rash. 36" x 48". Acrylic and graphite on Canvas. $5,500.  Inquire . Image courtesy of  Adah Rose Gallery .

Recline, Alison Rash. 36" x 48". Acrylic and graphite on Canvas. $5,500. Inquire. Image courtesy of Adah Rose Gallery.

Studio Gallery is excited to announce a collaboration the Adah Rose Gallery: Carte Blanche: Adah Rose Comes Home to Studio Gallery. This invitational exhibition will feature works by a variety of artists working in a range of mediums.

Says the curator:

I began my career in the art world at a wonderful Gallery in Dupont Circle named Studio Gallery.  I was the Director there for several years and was embraced by an amazing community of artists. I continued to curate shows there over the years. Studio Gallery gave me the opportunity and confidence to open my own small Gallery in Kensington, Maryland. It is hard to believe but I have had  the Adah Rose Gallery for 7 years!

I am excited to guest curate the January show. Studio Gallery is a space I know and love so well and a place I have celebrated many wonderful times in. I will be showing a number of Adah Rose Gallery artists and a few guest artists as well.  I love the expanse of the upstairs space and the intimacy of the downstairs. I can envision so many of the exhibitions that have passed through the gallery and the Openings, musical soirees, author talks, poetry readings and dance performances we had there. My years at Studio Gallery were greatly enhanced by so many wonderful interns and our lively talks and afternoons together.

Thank you for welcoming me back. The space is beautiful and the community even more so. I hope everyone enjoys the show!

-Adah Rose Bitterbaum

Exhibition runs January 9 - February 2 | First Friday Reception: Feb 1, 6-8 pm

Featured Artists Include:

Alison Rash | Chris Trueman | Christina Tenaglia | Gabe Brown | Jessica Drenk | Mary Early | Matt Pinney | Alan Steele | Scott Hazard | Manuela Holban | Anne Sherwood Pundyk | Kyujin Lee | Sheila Giolitti | Mary Higgins | Laila Jadallah | Akemi Maegawa | John Anderson | Maggie Gourlay | Brian Dupont | Wayson Jones

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Dec
23
to Jan 9

Winter Break

Christmas Trees, by Joyce McCarten. View in the  online store .

Christmas Trees, by Joyce McCarten. View in the online store.

Thank you for visiting the Studio Gallery website! We are currently closed for our winter break. We will reopen in January with brand new exhibitions. In the meantime, there are plenty of ways to stay in touch!

Visit our upcoming exhibitions page and learn about the talented artists who will be showing their work in January.

Shop from the comfort of home for works by members of our artist cooperative through our online store.

View works from our previous exhibitions using our digital exhibition catalogs, which remain up for one year after a show has closed.

Consider joining our artist cooperative. We accept artist members on a rolling basis. You can now get all of the relevant information and apply online through our prospective artist page.

We will see you in 2019!

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Oct
31
to Dec 1

November Exhibitions

29th and N (South) , Gordon Binder. Oil on paper, 19” x 11-1/2”.  Inquire .

29th and N (South), Gordon Binder. Oil on paper, 19” x 11-1/2”. Inquire.

Gordon Binder

Urban Uprising

Towers and spires and domes, oh my!

I’ve long been fascinated by the shapes and forms you see in the skylines of major cities -- the towers, spires, domes, bridges, and more against the sky, against the weather -- viewed from streets, from roof tops, out of windows in between.  And by the bustle of city streets and alleyways, the people, the traffic, plazas, landscaping, signage, reflections in the windows, on and on.

My sketchbook is ever at the ready, one or another drawing the inspiration for a painting.  Some of my paintings are based on actual places, others are imaginary or abstracted from what I see around me in what I call an expressionist style, somewhere on the spectrum between realism and abstraction.  I align with the painters of “modern life,” observing and recording through my art some part of the visual experiences of city living.

Can’t make it to the show? View the works on display with our digital exhibition catalogue.

Receptions & Events (All Shows)

First Friday Reception: Nov. 2, 6-8 pm | Artists' Reception: Saturday, Nov. 17, 4-6 pm | Closing Reception: Saturday, Dec. 1, 4-6 pm


In the Downstairs Gallery

Tracks , Gary Anthes. Archival print, 2018. Edition of 6.  Inquire .

Tracks, Gary Anthes. Archival print, 2018. Edition of 6. Inquire.

Valentine, TX (cemetery),  Kim Llerena .  C-print with photo-etched zinc plaque. 27” x 27”. Edition 1 of 5.  Inquire.

Valentine, TX (cemetery), Kim Llerena. C-print with photo-etched zinc plaque. 27” x 27”. Edition 1 of 5. Inquire.


NARRATIVE

An exhibition of fine art photography featuring works by local photographers from both Studio Gallery and the DC Metro area. Featured artists include: 

Gary Anthes | Iwan Bagus | Page Carr | Soomin Ham | Leena Jayaswal | Jo Levine | Kim Llerena | Steven Marks | Christopher Prosser | Rania Razek | Gail Rebhan | Shaun Schroth | Alexandra Silverthorne | Langley Spurlock

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Oct
3
to Oct 27

October Exhibitions

One Family , charcoal & collage on paper mounted on canvas, 52"x40".  Inquire.

One Family, charcoal & collage on paper mounted on canvas, 52"x40". Inquire.

Deborah Addison Coburn

One Family

In her new exhibition, “One Family,” Deborah Addison Coburn steps away from abstraction to present a collection of portraits, drawn from treasured family photographs, in celebration of America’s diverse immigrant heritage.

As a daughter, even a great-great granddaughter, of people who came to the United States by choice, she was moved to respond to the antipathy being expressed lately toward immigrants. Members of her own family and others like them died because they could not find refuge when conditions in their countries became lethal.

The families featured in these pages are, admittedly, not drawn from a broad cross-section of Americans; they are from Coburn’s circle of family, friends and online acquaintances, in hopes of conveying the richness and diversity that immigrants contribute to this country; diversity which should be celebrated, not feared.

Can’t make it to the show in person? View our digital exhibition catalogue of One Family.

Receptions & Events (All Shows)

First Friday Reception: Oct. 5, 6-8 pm | Artists' Reception: Saturday, Oct. 13, 4-6 pm | ACLU Fundraiser: Thursday, October 18, 5-8 pm | Closing Reception: Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-6 pm


In the Downstairs Gallery

Blanket Patch 3 , Harriet Lesser. Canvas, oil paint, polyester resin, 18” x 20”, Completed in 2016.

Blanket Patch 3, Harriet Lesser. Canvas, oil paint, polyester resin, 18” x 20”, Completed in 2016.

Harriet Lesser

CoverUp

Something in the undulating stripes and somewhat rough outlined characteristics of  a camel hair blanket have been a an influence since Harriet Lesser bargained for it as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria.

Lesser has returned to these works, adding here and there as it seemed needed. Bringing out contrast, subduing color or adjusting elements worked over time.

The stripes themselves have carried political implications as well as landscape and figurative manifestations. The weight of the fabric is a surprising balance to the flexing but sculptural lines of the charcoal. For Lesser, it is reminiscent of more ancient statuary but frozen in a moment.

The blanket both covers and reveals.

Can’t make it to the show in person? View our digital exhibition catalogue of CoverUp.

Primary Sources , Barbara Williams.

Primary Sources, Barbara Williams.

Barbara Williams

Primacy Sources

Barbara Williams presents a series of large works that reflect her experienced abstract style.


In the Garden Gallery

(Left)  Temporality , Nicole Ida Fossi. Oil, acrylic, and colored pencil on paper, 18” x 24", 2018. (Right)  Galaxy 1 , Suzanne Goldberg. Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”. From the  Galaxy  series. 2018.

(Left) Temporality, Nicole Ida Fossi. Oil, acrylic, and colored pencil on paper, 18” x 24", 2018. (Right) Galaxy 1, Suzanne Goldberg. Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”. From the Galaxy series. 2018.

Nicole Ida Fossi & Suzanne Goldberg

Nicole Ida Fossi presents Soft Focus, a collection of recent oil portraits on paper searching for elusive tenderness, a softness revealed both through inspiration and implementation. Says Fossi, “A direct gaze couched behind a defensive posture or a ephemeral calm look amidst distraction; the collection centers on these individual moments of fierce vulnerability, united in revealing yearning isolation and subtle bravery. To capture such moments, I lay down lines and light layers of pigment in a method of studied incompleteness. As a result, the portraits balance interior and exterior, paint and paper, and foreground and background in an effort to invert expectations of what is shown and what is concealed. I am interested, especially, in subverting traditional depictions of masculinity and femininity by focusing boldly on soft sensuality and close, almost raw intimacy. Moments of exposed surface allow entrance into the portraits, signifying the emotional openness and vulnerability that drew me to the subjects in the first place.” Suzanne Goldberg presents The Galaxy Series, works on canvas stimulated by images of our spectacular galaxies which inspire wonder.

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September Exhibitions

Carolee Jakes

Time and Distance

Transitions 1 , Oil on Canvas. 30" x 40". 

Transitions 1, Oil on Canvas. 30" x 40". 

Time / Orders life / Events and places / Are categorized / And stored / In our memories

As we drive westward / Distance stretches before us / And time is / Compressed

Closer to the destination / Farther from the Past

 

Dates for All Exhibitions: 

First Friday Reception: September 7, 6-8 pm

Artist's Reception: September 15, 4-6 pm

Art All Night: September 29, 7-12 pm

(Left)  Nest , by Chris Corson. 16" x 13" x 17". Figure: pit-fired ceramic. Inserts: ceramic, glaze, image transfers. 2018. (Right)  7777777 #228 , by Yuno D. Baswir. 36" x 36", Acrylic on canvas. 2018. 

(Left) Nest, by Chris Corson. 16" x 13" x 17". Figure: pit-fired ceramic. Inserts: ceramic, glaze, image transfers. 2018. (Right) 7777777 #228, by Yuno D. Baswir. 36" x 36", Acrylic on canvas. 2018. 

Chris Corson

Being Human

Corson sculpts the human body to explore the human condition.  He creates his figures as vessels for inner emotional life, revealing it in every contour and gesture.  The works in this show have been pit-fired, adding rich color, sheen and visual depth to the emotional content of his forms.

Yuno Baswir

Remembrance 

Yuno Baswir's new paintings are the result of his continued exploration and effort to use the act of painting as a way to remember and to praise The Creator.  There are two main forms in his latest paintings, namely round shape or circular form, and a straight vertical line. These two forms have specific meanings for him.  He takes inspiration from rituals in Islam and verses from the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam.


In the Garden Gallery

(Left)  7/17/18; 5:56 pm , Elizabeth Curren. 2018, Watercolor and pencil on Arches paper; 9" x 12". (Right)  Awakening , Suzanne Yurdin. Mixed media on canvas, 40" x 30".

(Left) 7/17/18; 5:56 pm, Elizabeth Curren. 2018, Watercolor and pencil on Arches paper; 9" x 12". (Right) Awakening, Suzanne Yurdin. Mixed media on canvas, 40" x 30".

Elizabeth Curren & Suzanne Yurdin

Elizabeth Curren presents Weather, a series of works on paper taken from sketches dashed off as storms approached and from photos snapped just before taking shelter indoors. This year’s thunderstorm season has yielded very active cloud formations: turbulent thunderheads, red sunrises, magenta sunsets and eerie night skies. The intensity of heat, humidity, and wind have had a dramatic impact on Rhode Island’s weather these past weeks. Climate change isn’t coming: it is already here.

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August 2018

Gary Anthes, Photograph, 18" x 24" (Unframed), 2017.

Gary Anthes, Photograph, 18" x 24" (Unframed), 2017.

No Context: Summer All Members Exhibition

In the 18th century through the beginning of the 20th, the value of an artwork was largely defined by its aesthetic appeal. But in the modern and contemporary era, artists, critics, and historians often hold the message of a work in higher regard, judging it as equally or more important.

Indeed, today the meaning of a work of art is a key element in determining its value, which is why artist statements and other written guidance are provided at most contemporary exhibitions. However, the meaning of art works now draws so much focus that some believe we’ve forgotten the pure visual agency and aesthetic impact that once reigned supreme. Some would even say that the meaning and messages ascribed to a work of art can stand in the way of its pure appreciation by the viewer.

The late essayist Susan Sontag wrote that “None of us can ever retrieve that innocence...when art knew no need to justify itself.”

In No Context, Studio Gallery’s Summer All Members Exhibition, interpretation is left entirely to the viewer, unencumbered by titles, artists statements, and the like. We invite viewers to return to a simpler world, one in which the art does not need to justify itself and the visual experience is king.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 4-6 pm

First Friday Reception: Friday, August 3, 6-8 pm

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July 2018

Eastern Shore.  Gouache on paper. 25” x 32”

Eastern Shore. Gouache on paper. 25” x 32”

Sally Levie


My recent work focuses mostly on forests and trees. Regardless of where I am, my eye goes to the beauty of forests, and the negative space between trees, leaves, branches and individual trees. Through drawings and painting I simplify and abstract trees and forests from different areas of the world.
In Italy I saw an olive tree thought to be nearly 2000 years old. In South Africa I saw one tree enveloped by another species with the result that they created a new and beautiful symbiotic form.
I have also drawings of the human form as a reminder of the effect and responsibility we have to our environment.
It is my pleasure to collaborate this show with The Amazon Conservation Association. Their mission is to protect the world’s most diverse landscapes, to train the next generation of Amazonian conservationists, and partner with communities to support  communities that sustain biodiversity. They work to protect the rainforest.

 

All Shows:

Artist's Reception: Saturday, June 23, 4 - 6 pm

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

 
Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Photograph. 10.5" x 16". 2017

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photograph. 10.5" x 16". 2017

Gary Anthes

Pictures at an Exhibition: Points of View

Anthes offers views of people looking at art in museums across the country, including Washington, Richmond, New York, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland, and San Francisco. Says Anthes, “In the arts world it's the artists (naturally) who get all the attention, but the people who support art by engaging with it are equally important – and sometimes more interesting.”

The warm embrace of sadness.  Acrylic on canvas. 40" x 30". 2016.

The warm embrace of sadness. Acrylic on canvas. 40" x 30". 2016.

Thierry Guillemin

In relation

While my abstract work is always energy in movement, there is a more fluid sense of space, a certain permeability that develops over time. Less of a “male” affirmation maybe, more of a realization that the limits of the form are porous, subject to many influences. And a desire to give a painting the freedom to continue its development beyond the studio, in the eyes of those who come in relation to it. 

Bright Future 

Featuring eight local artists, Bright Future encapsulates an extensive variation of new, bold, and color-centric work. Drawing, painting, glitter, wool, wood, and more come together in Studio Gallery’s Garden Gallery; showcasing vibrant work and the depth of burgeoning local talent. 

Featuring work by Jordan Hamlett Sanders, Jordan Wine, Darius Frank, Megan Maher, Emily Hoxworth, Sarah Jane Jamison, Asha Elana Casey, and Seth Remsnyder. Curated by Nicole Ida Fossi.

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June 2018

Untitled.  Mixed media. 24”x26”. 2017

Untitled. Mixed media. 24”x26”. 2017

Suzanne Goldberg

Inspiration

These paintings were inspired by a photograph I took in Oregon at the Columbia River Gorge. 

I had made several paintings from these photographs, but then found one that impressed me with its rhythms—movement, color, shapes.

So I tore it up and pasted pieces on a primed canvas and followed the rhythms with paint.  One inspired the next and so on.

 

First Friday Reception: Friday, June 1st, 6 - 8 pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, June 2nd, 4 - 6 pm

 
Uplifted anew.  19H X 19w x 16d.

Uplifted anew. 19H X 19w x 16d.

Trish Palasik

Exploring Forms

In these works Trish Palasik begins to explore some of her earlier forms once again. By examining the existing forms, using them for inspiration and transforming them in new ways she encourages us to discover exciting, unknown and more expansive parts of ourselves.

 

First Friday Reception: Friday, June 1st, 6 - 8 pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, June 2nd , 4 - 6 pm

For Dai-chien.  Oil and Latex paint. 30”x30”. 2018

For Dai-chien. Oil and Latex paint. 30”x30”. 2018

Kathryn Camicia

Parts Unknown

My paintings are primarily about the sensuality of paint.  I use different types of paint, mainly oil and latex and additives, to explore interactions.  Because of the textural quality of my work, I love it when people ask if they can touch my paintings.

 

First Friday Reception: Friday, June 1st, 6 - 8 pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, June 2nd , 4 - 6 pm

 

In the Garden Gallery

Langley Spurlock and Freda Lee-McCann

Dissembled Dissertations

Langley Spurlock.  Flying Ions of Pasadena.  Archival Pigment Print. 11" x 11". 2018

Langley Spurlock. Flying Ions of Pasadena. Archival Pigment Print. 11" x 11". 2018

Freda Lee-McCann.    Mondrian’s Math Homework.  Acrylics. 20”x16”. 2018

Freda Lee-McCann. Mondrian’s Math Homework. Acrylics. 20”x16”. 2018

A mathematician and a chemist walk into a gallery...

They decide to make art by sharing pages from their doctoral dissertations.

 

Freda Lee-McCann is a theoretical mathematician.  Her language is equations.  Langley Spurlock is an organic chemist. His language is molecular structures.

They are artists but neither understands the symbols of the other's language. The scripts in their dissertations are mutually incomprehensible.

Both artists must see beyond the meanings of symbols they do understand (as difficult as ignoring the meanings of words you can read), and those they don't (somewhat easier to do), in order to appreciate their designs. In meeting this challenge they create a new, shared language with symbols expressly for making art.

The works in this show celebrate the adventures of communication and collaboration between two artists with different educational backgrounds and different approaches to artistic expression.

Understanding their meaning only requires doing what the artists themselves did — accepting the images and their symbols as displays of a newly learned language.

 

First Friday Reception: Friday, June 1st, 6 - 8 pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, June 2nd , 4 - 6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, June 16th, 3-5 pm

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May 2018

Dawn.  Photograph. 20" x 26". 2018

Dawn. Photograph. 20" x 26". 2018

Jo Levine

A State of Wonder

Jo Levine’s show was inspired by a quote from the late pianist Glenn Gould:  “The purpose of art is . . . the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.”  In keeping with that purpose, her photographs transform details from the natural and man-made worlds into images with a quiet mystery designed to transport the viewer to a serene and wondrous state. 

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28th, 4 - 6 pm

First Friday Reception: Friday, May 4th, 6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, May 19th, 4 - 6 pm

 
 Cloud Jumble.  Reduction Lino print. 17"x18". 2017

 Cloud Jumble. Reduction Lino print. 17"x18". 2017

Andrea Kraus

Illusions Revisited

Kraus continues her exploration of Clouds explored from many different locations around the world.  She enjoys the interplay of outlined shapes mixed with handmade paper collage.  The work includes paintings, reduction lino prints, monoprints, and photographs some cut and collaged.

Take it Easy.  Oil on canvas. 48" x 60". 2018

Take it Easy. Oil on canvas. 48" x 60". 2018

Sally Kauffman

"New Paintings"

Kauffman revisits "Relaxed States", a series of paintings of Washingtonians listening to jazz on Friday nights in the National Sculpture Garden. The work celebrates pleasure through the sensuality of paint and interplay of colors. Almost human scale figures painted in saturated, flowing color on large format canvas entice the viewer to engage in their own narrative.

 

Garden Gallery

featuring

Phase 2: Gestation.  Ink and color pencil. 36" x 22". 2018

Phase 2: Gestation. Ink and color pencil. 36" x 22". 2018

Micheline Klagsbrun

TRANSIT OF VENUS: FIRST GLIMPSE

This work originated in a found object: a ledger of observations of the 1874 Transit of Venus, a phenomenon occurring every 243 years when the planet Venus moves across the face of the sun, twice.

This object opened up a number of avenues of exploration, celestial and astrological, scientific and mythological. This series of mixed media works on paper is the result.

This series is in progress and will take at least another year or two to complete, but the earliest pieces will be exhibited here.

7777777 #143.  Acrylic on canvas. 36" x 36". 2017

7777777 #143. Acrylic on canvas. 36" x 36". 2017

Yuno Baswir

Direction

Yuno's new paintings are the result of his continued exploration and effort to use the act of painting as a way to praise the Creator.  There are two main forms in his latest paintings, namely round shape or circular form, and a straight vertical line. These two forms have specific meanings for him.  He takes inspiration from rituals in Islam and verses from the Quran, the holy book of Islam.

 
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April 2018

Celebrating Our 100th Anniversary.  Oil on canvas. 40” x 30”. 2017

Celebrating Our 100th Anniversary. Oil on canvas. 40” x 30”. 2017

Miriam Keeler

A.G.E.

Age is at the heart and soul of the lifetimes of each of us. The images in A.G.E. focus with joy and humor on the cycle of life and the rewards time brings.



First Friday Reception: Friday, April 6, 6 - 8pm
Artist's Reception: Saturday, April 14, 4 - 6pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 21, 3 - 5pm

 

 
Steven Marks.  Untitled . 27.5 in x 40 in. Archival inkjet print. 2018

Steven Marks. Untitled. 27.5 in x 40 in. Archival inkjet print. 2018

 Joyce McCarten.  Shadow Lands . Oil. 32" x 48”

 Joyce McCarten. Shadow Lands. Oil. 32" x 48”

Steven Marks & Joyce McCarten

The Electric Conversation

TEC is an interrogative dialog between painting and photography, in which two artists working within the technical boundaries of their respective media produce similar (and different) responses to the natural world. 

 
 

Garden Gallery

featuring

Pam Frederick.  How Green Were My Vases.  Mixed media with collage on paper. 24" x 18"

Pam Frederick. How Green Were My Vases. Mixed media with collage on paper. 24" x 18"

Pam Frederick

Vesselmania

Creating this current body of work is where I get to let loose. When I paint these vessels and shapes I feel like a sculptor hand-building a pot or using a potter’s wheel. But instead of clay, I use paint, mixed media and collage to create a 3-D effect on paper. I try to establish a satisfying balance of shapes and textures that draw the eye through and around the objects as if it is a still-life.

 

Trix Kuijper.  ADIRA.  36” x 8”. 2018

Trix Kuijper. ADIRA. 36” x 8”. 2018

Trix Kuijper

 

These mixed media sculptures use plaster, papier mache, clay, acrylics and found objects.  Each figure is unique, yet clearly part of the same family.  Each has her story to tell - see them and imagine your own version.

 
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March 2018

Cirrus Wisps . Sintra-carved print on American Printmaking Paper. 9 in x 12 in. 2017

Cirrus Wisps. Sintra-carved print on American Printmaking Paper. 9 in x 12 in. 2017

Elizabeth Curren

From the Light of the Sun

The light of the sun prompted the work for this exhibit.  In Skopelos, Greece, the night winds from Africa created cloud swirls and rough seas; in the morning, the sun’s light was refracted through ice crystals and fog, and then danced on the eddies and currents, strengthened by the moon high tide. In Glendo, Wyoming, we saw the solar eclipse, a unique event that was greater than the sum of its parts:  the vanishing sun, the dark moon, the four minutes of night time at totality, the stunning corona, and the perfect joy at witnessing this rare occurrence.

Using watercolors, drawings, sintra and screen prints, I have tried to recreate the sense of wonderment engendered by observing and researching these phenomena.

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First Friday Reception: Friday March 2,  6 - 8pm

Artist's Reception: March 3,  4 - 6pm (Artists’ Talk  5 pm)

Closing Reception: March 24,  4 - 6pm

 
Yvette Kraft.  The Very Charitable Mr. Link . Acrylic on Canvas. 36 in x 48 in. 2017

Yvette Kraft. The Very Charitable Mr. Link. Acrylic on Canvas. 36 in x 48 in. 2017

James Phillips.  Hear  No Evil Speak No Evil See No Evil Fear No Evil . Acrylic on paper. 23 1/2" by 30 1/2". 2016

James Phillips. Hear  No Evil Speak No Evil See No Evil Fear No Evil. Acrylic on paper. 23 1/2" by 30 1/2". 2016

Yvette Kraft and Guest Artist James Phillips

*JUXTAPOSITION

Two dissimilar objects which are put together for purpose of CONTRAST and comparison


 *footnote an aesthetic terminology

 

Garden Gallery

featuring

Carol Rubin.  Vortex . 24 in x 36 in

Carol Rubin. Vortex. 24 in x 36 in

Iwan Bagus.  Displaced Object.02 . Digital C-Print. 30 in x 40 in

Iwan Bagus. Displaced Object.02. Digital C-Print. 30 in x 40 in

Iwan Bagus

DISPLACED OBJECTS

My intention in producing this series was to examine my own place in this society, distilling the images down to three core elements - subject, environment, and viewpoint.

Aware of the image’s enormous power to represent or frame a historical/social memory, and to define a person, place, or time, I wanted to document my own displacement by allowing the viewer to complete the sentence I initiated in my photography. Like myself, each object, although real, dislocates the environment with a sense of “no belonging”.

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February 2018

Tomatoes 1. Acrylic on canvas. 46" x  46"

Tomatoes 1. Acrylic on canvas. 46" x  46"

Lois Kampinsky

A Better Climate

Lois Kampinsky's exhibition features the sites of Spain experienced during her year there.   Bold colors and sharp line define the lively atmosphere in Barcelona and around Catalonia, from food, to architecture, to people. 

 

First Friday Reception: February 2,  6 - 8pm

Artist's Reception: February 10,  5 - 7pm

Artist's Talk: February 17,  4 - 6pm

 
Nicole Ida Fossi.  Self, Directed . Oil on canvas. 40 in x 40 in

Nicole Ida Fossi. Self, Directed. Oil on canvas. 40 in x 40 in

Julie Koehler.  Weightless.  Photogram. 10 in x 8 in 

Julie Koehler. Weightless. Photogram. 10 in x 8 in 

 

Julie Koehler and Nicole Ida Fossi

High Contrast: A Fellowship Show

This exhibition features the work of Studio Gallery’s Fellowship Artists: Julie Koehler and Nicole Ida Fossi. Fossi’s oil paintings explore the effects of pose and body language, highlighting differences with contrasting color. Koehler’s photograms combine familiar and unfamiliar forms to create intricate images with a sense of mystery. Together, the work represents contrasts of medium, color, size, and subject, while being unified by a sense of exploration.

 

First Friday Reception: February 2,  6 - 8pm

Artist's Reception: February 10,  5 - 7pm

 
Roaming. Mixed media. 68" x 62" x 11" . 2017

Roaming. Mixed media. 68" x 62" x 11" . 2017

Jean Jinho Kim

The Space in Between

By starting with inorganic, man-made materials, I can imagine their potential to be reshaped and repurposed into dynamic forms. I use a combination of various objects that are common and familiar within a given space to create new arrangements transformed from static to transitional. Using identifiable objects creates a constant interaction between the separate pieces of the work and the final work itself.

 

First Friday Reception: February 2,  6 - 8pm

Artist's Reception: February 10,  5 - 7pm

Helicon. Acrylic on canvas. 2017

Helicon. Acrylic on canvas. 2017

Kiki McGrath

Helicon

Helicon: river, mountain and home to the Muses. Seamus Heaney’s poem inspired this series of abstract paintings made of poured, gestural layers of color and transparent washes on canvas.

Now, to pry into roots, to finger slime,
To stare, big-eyed Narcissus, into some spring
Is beneath all adult dignity. I rhyme
To see myself, to set the darkness echoing.

 

First Friday Reception: February 2,  6 - 8pm

Artist's Reception: February 10,  5 - 7pm

 

Garden Gallery

featuring

Jennifer Duncan.  Leaves Fell . Mixed Medium on Canvas. 36" x 36". 2017

Jennifer Duncan. Leaves Fell. Mixed Medium on Canvas. 36" x 36". 2017

Joy Every.  Winter Lake . Mixed Media on Wood. 14" x 14". 2017

Joy Every. Winter Lake. Mixed Media on Wood. 14" x 14". 2017

Jennifer Duncan & Joy Every

Natural Interpretations

In their first exhibit as new members of Studio Gallery, both Jennifer Duncan and Joy Every have selected work that features investigations into the way the artists see and absorb nature, whether as small as a plant, a bit of design in ice or as large as a sea or mountain scape. Their interpretations of these landscapes through use of color, size distortion, composition and exploration of materials showcases their unique visions of the nature at hand.

In her current mixed-media work, Joy starts each piece with a photographic snapshot, allowing her to play with the concepts of time and memory until the resulting mixed media imagery emerges as an idealized or metaphorical version of the landscape and its elements.

Jennifer uses a variety of water-media in an intuitive process to create color drenched explorations of the landscape and local flora and fauna. The resulting piece reflects both the forms of the natural world and the emotion elicited by her existence within it.

 

First Friday Reception: February 2,  6 - 8pm

Artist's Reception: February 10,  5 - 7pm

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January 2018

 
Joy Every.  Stewart Falls.  Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 37” x 54”. 2006

Joy Every. Stewart Falls. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 37” x 54”. 2006

William Christenberry: A Legacy at Studio Gallery

 

The internationally renowned artist, the late William Christenberry, is best known for his evocative photographs of his original home, Hale County, Alabama. Adding to the wide esteem are his many collages, assemblages, paintings, drawings and sculptures, reflecting his unique viewpoints on the American South.

Another of Christenberry’s many significant achievements is his role as teacher and mentor for hundreds of students at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. From 1968 until his retirement 40 years later, he was an exemplary guiding force for aspiring artists. Those who studied with him owe a major debt for his challenging and inspiring instruction.

Studio Gallery, a long-standing collective of local artists, is home to a uniquely high concentration of artists who were influenced by Christenberry's teachings. Twelve of thirty-eight members in this cooperative gallery studied with him.

To celebrate the Christenberry effect, Studio Gallery is presenting an exhibition highlighting his continuing influence. By showing artworks that closely reflect his mentoring, the participating members aim to demonstrate his positive impact on them, both personally and artistically.

With this exhibit, Studio Gallery highlights a major facet of William Christenberry's long list of achievements while honoring his legacy.

Curated by Harriet Lesser.

 

First Friday Reception:  Friday, January 5, 6-8 pm

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 20, 4-6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, January 27, 4-6pm

 
 
 
Diana Marta. Mixed Media.

Diana Marta. Mixed Media.

 
 

Hats off | Taking Art Outside the Gallery

Curated by Steven Krensky

Featuring the pairing of artwork and hat designs by Washington area artists

Hats Off | Taking Art Outside the Gallery focuses on a collector’s passion for local artists and their creative process. Inspired by this process and a desire to both support the arts and expand art beyond traditional fine art perceptions, this collection merges fine art with an unexpected everyday object, a hat. It began 15 years ago, when Steven Krensky challenged dozens of artists by commissioning them to transform a hat into a wearable work of art, resulting in a new way to look at art, outside of the gallery into daily life.

Steven Krensky has accumulated over 50 hats, with room for more. His ongoing collection of hats is a reflection of his lifelong dedication to supporting the arts. This exhibition is a glimpse into an unconventional collection of wearable art that reaches beyond gallery walls and into a hat box, as well as individual works from the artists Krensky has championed.

 

First Friday Reception:  Friday, January 5, 6-8 pm

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 20, 4-6 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, January 27, 4-6 pm

 
 
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December 2017

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COMMON GROUND

Winter Group Exhibition

Studio Gallery presents Common Ground, an exhibition of works by over twenty artists, focusing on areas of connection and unity in a polarized time. This collection reflects a variety of mediums and styles, and reflects the importance of diversity in all things.

A belief that what unites us is stronger than what divides us is especially critical in a cooperative gallery, and we celebrate this ideal. We find common ground through artistic expression and our desire to both treasure and improve our local, national, and global communities.

Common Ground means community, not uniformity, and Studio Gallery is proud to present a group of diverse work that speaks to our commonality.

First Friday Reception:  Friday, December 1, 6-8 pm

Artist's Reception:  Saturday, December 16, 4-6 pm

 

 
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November 2017

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Laura Litten

AMERICAN BLING

The favorite discoveries of my childhood---coyote bones, skulls, cattails, and a corner of shiny fabric---are the catalysts for the storytelling imagination of my youth. In American Bling, I pair natural objects with gold lamé fabric to connect our own prairies and woodlands to those earlier landscapes of indigenous America and Americans. What is the relationship between our ‘natural’ or ‘native’ wilderness and the shiny fabric of the casinos, reminiscent of the long-ago allure of the Gold Rush?

Above all, I put my trust in the physical materials.  I surrender to the provocations of working with the fragility of bones, thread, and the unwieldy strength of zippers---and wresting meaning from the mix. Figures relax into abstractions, while vivid colors drip and pool around sewing-work. For me, truth is revealed in the clash of contradictory materials, which opens up an arena of local magic, a peculiar kind of American Bling.

 

Artist's Reception: Saturday, October 28, 4 - 6 pm

First Friday Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 -8pm

 
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Fotoweek

Abstraction/Representation: Deconstructing the Photographic Index

Photography is traditionally considered an accurate and true representation of reality. Even in the age of digital manipulation and Photoshop, the vast majority of viewers interpret a photographic image as a reliable index of what appeared before the camera at the moment the picture was captured. Is this so? Isn’t a photograph, even the most documentary, an abstraction of the world as it truly is? For the past several decades, conceptual photographers have explored the border between abstraction and representation in a variety of ways. This Studio Gallery show, curated by Leena Jayaswal of American University, illustrates how a number of the area’s most creative photographers are grappling with this always timely problem.

 

Iwan Bagus
Andy Bloxham
Soomin Ham
Steven Marks
Leena Jayaswal
Shaun Schroth
Alexandra Silverthorne
Rania Razek
Joanne Levine

 

First Friday Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 -8pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 11, 4:30 - 6:30pm

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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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