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“Local Color” Exhibition Highlights Local Artists, Neighborhood Scenes

by Borderstan.com July 27, 2011 at 10:43 am 1 Comment

gallery plan b, Logan Circle art galleries, Borderstan

Opening July 28 at gallery plan b, “Local Color” features the works of local artists with an emphasis on neighborhood scenes. (Image courtesy gallery plan b)

Two new exhibitions open this week, both with Thursday evening opening receptions with the artists. One is at gallery plan (6 to 8 pm) and the other reception is at Long View Gallery (6:30 to 8:30 pm).

At gallery plan b on 14th Street NW, “Local Color” will feature the works of more than 10 local artists. It runs to August 28.

“Local Color will feature many local scenes with works in various media ‘depicting scenes of local DC neighborhoods’ by Chad Andrews, Michael Crossett, Ron Donoughe, Charlie Gaynor, Isabella Spicer, David Ballinger, David Kalamar, Joey Manlapaz, Luis Gomez (Borderstan’s cofounder and deputy editor), Steven Stichter and more,” according to gallery plan b.

Over on 9th Street NW at Long View Gallery, “ReFresh” opens July 28 and runs to August 28. Long View says the exhibition features “new work by some of the gallery’s favorites. You can expect to see pieces by Mike Weber, Scott Brooks, Tony Savoie, Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, Marie Ringwald, Anne Marchand, Zach Sherif, Tom Burkett, Mary Chairamonte, Paula Crawford, Ryan McCoy, Cheryl Wassenaar and many more.”

Two exhibitions opened last week at neighborhood galleries:

  • “Thomas Canavan and Arijit Das: Paint, Canvas, Walls, People” opened last weekend at Lamont Bishop Gallery on 9th Street NW and runs to August 13.
  • “Artist Tribute 2” opened last week at Irvine Contemporary and runs to August 27. Be sure to check it out as Irvine is moving from its 14th Street location at the end of the exhibition.

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
202.518.94
“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
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
Check back for upcoming exhibitions.

  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
gallery plan b
1530 14th Street NW
202.234.2711
“Local Color”opens July 27 and runs to August 28.

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
202.332.1116
“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
202.234.5601
“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
202.332.8767
“Artist Tribute 2” runs to August 27.

  • Overview: “This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Irvine Contemporary and over 5 years at our 14th Street gallery location. We will be moving out of our gallery space at the end of August, and we are concluding our time on 14th Street by celebrating our artists and recognizing the community that has been the life of the gallery at this location. ‘Artist Tribute 2,’ opening on July 23, will include special events a grand finale celebration on 14th Street on August 27.” (Irvine Contemporary)
  • 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
202.483.8600
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
202.232.4788
“Thomas Canavan and Arijit Das: Paint, Canvas, Walls, People” runs to August 13.

  • 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
202.232.4788
“ReFresh” opens July 28 and runs to August 28.

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, with live music.
  • Overview: Features “new work by some of the gallery’s favorites. You can expect to see pieces by Mike Weber, Scott Brooks, Tony Savoie ,Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, Marie Ringwald, Anne Marchand, Zach Sherif, Tom Burkett, Mary Chairamonte, Paula Crawford, Ryan McCoy, Cheryl Wassenaar and many more.” (Long View)
  • 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
Check back for upcoming exhibitions.

  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Transformer Gallery
1404 P Street NW
202.483.1102
“E8: Sculpture” is a series. The third and final artist is on display — Lindsay Rowinski: Trying to be There” through Saturday, July 30.

  • 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. (Transformer)
  • Gallery Hours: Check website.

Comments (1)

  1. Great run-down. Planning to attend Gallery Plan B for the first half tonight. See you there!

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