Last Chance: Exhibits at Project 4, Irvine Close This Weekend

by July 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm 1,436 0

Evan Reed, Project 4 Gallery

Evan Reed’s “Detail of Burj Al Shawq,” 2009-2011 13 x 7 x 5′ wood. (Image courtesy of Project 4 Gallery)

From Jana Petersen

Understanding the often overwhelming number of distractions that come with the summer season, I thought I’d ease the burden (am I the only one who finds too many choices burdening?!) with a prioritization of gallery opportunities! So, first comes first — Project 4 and Irvine are rounding out their current exhibits this weekend.

“Evan Reed: traveling past proun” closes at Project 4 this Saturday; in his exhibit, Reed explores the convergence of wood sculpture and media with everyday objects. According to Project 4, “his work is informed by architectonic structures and driven by his penchant for the fantastical and visionary.”

“Tribute” also closes at Irvine this weekend. In a nod to its place and role in the Borderstan community, this exhibit over the last month has commemorated the contributing artists and community. That said, if you can’t make it to Irvine this weekend, not to worry; Tribute (part 2) will be opening on July 23, so be on the lookout!

Over at Transformer on P Street NW, Saturday is the last day to see the work of Oreen Cohen. She is the first of three artists in the “E8: Sculpture” series.

Now, to open the can of worms – here are the rest of your local gallery options – enjoy!

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” 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.

  • 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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