Galleries: Openings! Closings! Receptions!

by June 23, 2011 at 10:16 am 1,613 0

Hamiltonian Fellows, Hamiltonian Gallery, Borderstan

At the Hamiltonian Gallery: Magnolia Laurie’s “regarding the disregarded, to confuse the subject,” oil on panel 15″ x 16″, 2011. (Image courtesy Hamiltonian Gallery)

Starting tonight it’s a busy weekend at the galleries in the Borderstan area. Three new exhibitions are opening and three more are closing. All three new exhibitions open with receptions with the artists and another exhibition closes with a party.

Mix It Up

Thursday. Two new exhibitions open Thursday evening with receptions — at Long View Gallery on 9th Street NW from 6:30 to 8:30 pm… and at 14th Street’s gallery plan b from 6 to 8 pm.

“Creative Process: Four Artists’ Expressions Through Uniquely Different Mediums” is coming to Long View tonight… while over at gallery plan b, “PODS” opens for a month run.

Friday. There is a closing reception for “ChickenVille” at the Lamont Bishop Gallery on 9th Street on Friday, June 24, from 6:30 to 10 pm.

Saturday. Then on Saturday head to Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street NW for a reception with 10 Hamiltonian Fellows as they open “Fellows Converge: Broadly Thinking,” the annual show of the Fellows. The party is from 7 to 9 pm on June 25.

Exhibitions Closing

Exhibitions are closing this weekend at Curator’s Office (Saturday), Lamont Bishop Gallery (closing reception Friday) and Transformer (Saturday).

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
“Susan Weil and Jose Bentancourt: Blueprints” runs to September 9.

  • Overview: “For the past ten years Susan Weil and José Betancourt have worked closely together to develop ways of printing and presenting a body of artwork based on the Cyanotype, also known as the photographic ‘Blueprint.’ Their collaborative works range from personal and autobiographical to formal constructions.” (Bronfman Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Adamson Gallery
1515 14th Street NW
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
Ann Tarantino: SuperNatural”closes Saturday, 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
“PODS” opened June 22 and runs to July 24.

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
“Fellows Converge: Broadly Thinking”opens June 25 and runs to August 6.

  • Opening reception: Saturday, June 25 from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Overview: “Each Spring, Hamiltonian Galleryculminates its year of exhibitions by selecting an established artist to curate a group show that will include all of the Hamiltonian Fellows” (Hamiltonian). This year’s curator is Zoë Charlton. Artists: Selin Balci, Jon Bobby Benjamin, Ryan Hoover, Magnolia Laurie, Joyce Y-J Lee, Katherine Mann, Jonathan Monaghan, Jessica van Brakle, Lina Vargas De La Hoz, and Elena Volkova.
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th Street NW
“Workingman Collective: Prospects and Provisions”runs to August 20.

  • Overview: The Workingman Collective is “a collaborative group of artists and other professionals whose membership, goals, and missions change with each project.” (Hemphill)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
“Tribute” opened June 11 and runs to July 16.

  • 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: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street NW
Victoria Greising’s “Material Narrative,”is on display 24 hours a day in the front windows during renovations at the gallery.

  • Overview: In this three-part installation Greising “intentionally uses garments that have a history — ranging from discarded, beat up t-shirts to shirts donated in memory of loved ones who have passed. Each article comes to her infused with a narrative, marks from its previous owner, and with unique material characteristics…” (Joan Hisaoka Gallery)
Lamont Bishop Gallery
1314 9th Street NW
The closing reception for “ChickenVille”is Friday, June 24 from 6 to 10:30 pm.

  • Overview: Solo exhibition of Brandon Hill’s work.
  • Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 7 pm. Sundays by appointment only.
Long View Gallery
1234 9th Street NW
“Creative Process: Four Artists’ Expressions Through Uniquely Different Mediums” opens June 23 and runs to July 24.

  • Opening reception: Thursday, June 23, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
  • Overview: “Patrick Hughes, Eve Stockton, Sondra Arkin and Natasha Karpinskaia each approach their respective artistic spaces in ways not normally featured at Long View Gallery. From wood block printing to encaustics, monotypes and reverspectives, these artists are pushing the boundaries of their respective processes.” (Long View)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm.
Project 4 Gallery
1353 U Street NW
Evan Reed: traveling past proun” opened June 10 and runs to July 16.

  • 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
“This IS Hawai’i”closes Saturday, 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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