Jun
20
to Jul 14

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.

 

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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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May
23
to Jun 16

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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Apr
25
to May 19

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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Mar
28
to Apr 21

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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Feb
28
to Mar 24

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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31
to Feb 24

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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Jan
3
to Jan 27

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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Nov
22
to Dec 16

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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Oct
25
to Nov 18

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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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

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            Madeleine Finley

           Madeleine Finley

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