Staying in Town? Check Out the Neighborhood Galleries

by June 30, 2011 at 11:40 am 1,489 0

"PODS," Lauren K. Sleat, gallery plan b, Borderstan

“Pod S3″ by Lauren K. Sleat, charcoal on paper, 11″ x 14” (Image courtesy gallery plan b)

Staying in town and want to stay cool? Spend an afternoon in local galleries (remember that most are closed on Mondays.) What’s showing?

Three exhibitions opened just last week… at Long View Gallery on 9th Street NW catch “Creative Process: Four Artists’ Expressions Through Uniquely Different Mediums”… at gallery plan b on 14th Street NW go see “PODS”… and at the Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street NW, take in “Fellows Converge: Broadly Thinking,” the annual show of the 10 Hamiltonian Fellows.

Also showing in the neighborhood are:

Get more details  below on the 12 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area.

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
Check back for upcoming exhibitions.

  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
gallery plan b
1530 14th Street NW
“PODS” runs to July 24.

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

  • Overview: “Each Spring, Hamiltonian Gallery culminates 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” 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
“Thomas Canavan and Arijit Das: Paint, Canvas, Walls, People”opens July 9 and runs to August 13.

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9 from 6 to 10 pm.
  • Overview: Thomas Canavan and Arijit Das produce art that leaves much to the imagination, intentionally. In “Paint, Canvas, Walls, People” at the Lamont Bishop gallery, the artists ask viewers to pause and provide for themselves the experience they want to remember and enjoy. In this way, the artists hope to remind viewers that through imagination and reflection they can produce the entertainment they seek. The exhibition includes works on canvas, paper, and directly on gallery walls. (Lamont Bishop Gallery)
  • 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” runs to July 24.

  • 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” 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
Opening July 7 is “E8: Sculpture”with Oreen Cohen. She is the first of three artists in the exhibition and her work will be on display through July 16.

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7 from 6 to 8 pm with Oreen Cohen.
  • Overview: Exercises for Emerging Artists program, with three individual, site specific installations in our project space by emerging sculptors: Oreen Cohen,Sean Lundgren and Lindsay Rowinski. E8: Sculpture marks each of the participating artists first DC solo exhibition.
  • Gallery Hours: Check website.


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