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New Exhibits Open at Irvine, Project 4

by Borderstan.com June 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm 0

Strasse Spiral, Evan Reed, Project 4 Gallery

Evan Reed’s “Strasse Spirale” of acrylic resin and wood at Project 4 Gallery. (Image courtesy Project 4)

From Jana Petersen

Irvine Contemporary: To commemorate the time Irvine has spent on 14th street and the artists that have been featured within its walls, Irvine will be opening an exhibit appropriately titled “Tribute” this Saturday. (Irvine won’t be moving until August 30.)

The artists who will be featured in this first round of “Tribute” (the second round comes July 23) are Edward del Rosario, Teo Gonzalez, Kahn & Selesnick, Shawne Major, James Marshall, Robert Mellor, Phil Nesmoth and Marla Rutherford. There will be an opening reception this Saturday, June 11, at 6 pm with the artists, so be sure to stop by.

Project 4 will also be opening an exhibit this weekend titled, “Evan Reed: Traveling past PROUN.” PROUN (pronounced pr-oo-n) means “project for the affirmation of the ‘new’ ” — and as such, “his work is informed by architectonic structures and driven by his penchant for the fantastical and visionary.” (Project 4)

“The viewer encounters familiar representational forms in an unfamiliar presentation while experiencing Reed’s art. He plays with their sense of space, perspective, place, and time. Without strong references to the past or future the viewer is forced to exist purely in the present with the art.” (Project 4). The opening reception is this Friday, June 10, at 6:30 pm.

Find out what’s showing at 12 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below the fold.

Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW
202.518.94
Check back for upcoming exhibitions.

  • Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Adamson Gallery
1515 14th Street NW
202.232.0707
Check back for upcoming exhibitions.

  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm.
Curator’s Office
1515 14th Street NW
202.387.100
Ann Tarantino: SuperNatural”runs through June 25.

  • Overview: “Supernatural” features “works on paper produced by airy means. Whether using her breath, paint sprayed from a bottle or an air compressor, the end results reveal delicate tendrilly forms and marks that evoke a host of recognizable yet not-quite-nameable things that you are sure you have seen or felt in nature but cannot quite place.”
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Gallery plan b
1530 14th Street NW
202.234.2711
“Works by Gordon Binder, Works by Tanja Bos, Works by Beverly Ryan” through June 19.

  • Overview: Each artist in this exhibit chooses a different way to paint his/her environment. While Gordon Binder captures the world around him through natural landscapes and cityscapes, Tanja Bos uses ink and paper to create ethereal scenes “that seem to glow from within” (Gallery plan b) and Beverly Ryan’s “narrative paintings are populated with soul-searching figures amongst decorative and colorful patterns” (gallery plan b).
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 to 5 pm
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
202.332.1116
Concurrent Exhibitions by Three Hamiltonian Fellows: Ryan Hoover, Jessica van Brakle, and Linda Vargas de la Hoz” runs to June 18. 

  • Overview: In this exhibit, each artists explores the notion of physical objects and space to paint a convergence that is not normally seen — a tent made out of a clothes jacket? What about furniture implanted with micro-controllers?
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th Street NW
202.234.5601
Check back for upcoming exhibitions.

  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
202.332.8767
“Tribute,” June 11 through July 16.

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 6 – 8 pm.
  • Overview: As the name suggests, this exhibit features the works of many artists who have contributed to Irvine during its stay at the 14th street location; this exhibit occurs amidst the impending move.
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 am to 6 pm.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street NW
202.483.8600
“What Matters.” Judy Byron’s “What Matters” is on display 24-7during construction at the gallery.

  • Overview: What matters? Too much? Not enough? Too difficult to articulate? In her installment, “What Matters,” Byron uses the dialogue that flows from the question to inspire and create six life-size models of the women she engages (life-size models currently on display). “What Matters” is an exploration of the elusive nature of this question and these women.
Lamont Bishop Gallery
1314 9th Street NW
202.232.4788
ChickenVilleruns to June 11.

  • Overview: New works by Brandon Hill: “ChickenVille, as described by the artist, is a place defined as a jubilant mixture of Americana, technical proficiency of craft and ideas of pop-culture, sci-fi, lore and legend, all meeting on the same plateau.” (Lamont Bishop Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 5 to 9 pm; Saturday, 6 to 10 pm.
Long View Gallery
1234 9th Street NW
202.232.4788
“The Artists of the Washington Glass School: The First Ten Years” runs to June 19.

  • Overview: Find out how students and teachers at the Washington Glass School have taken glass sculpture outside of its traditional form.
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm.
Project 4 Gallery
1353 U Street NW
202.232.4340
Evan Reed: traveling past proun” runs June 10 to July 16.

  • Opening Reception: June 10, 6:30 – 9 pm.
  • Overview: “Through wood sculpture and other media, Reed investigates the expressive potential attained by transforming familiar everyday objects into new forms.” (Project 4)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Transformer Gallery
1404 P Street NW
202.483.1102
“This IS Hawai’i”runs to June 25 at Transformer.

  • Overview: This IS Hawai’i artists Solomon Enos, Puni Kukahiko, Carl F. K. Pao and Maika’i Tubbs explore — through site-specific installation, artistic actions and public programs — what it means to be “Hawaiian” in the 21st century.
  • This exhibit is being co-hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. For a full list of Smithsonian hosted events, click here.

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