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No Summertime Lull at Borderstan Galleries

by Borderstan.com August 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm 0

Tony Savoie, Long View Gallery

At Long View: Tony Savoie, “Flounder in the Void”, 50×50, reverse painted acrylic, mixed media. (Courtesy Long View Gallery)

The summer theater season in the Borderstan area is in its annual summertime lull, but not so with local galleries. There are exhibitions at 10 of 12 local galleries.

Transformer, 1404 P Street NW: “E8: Sculpture” is a series with the third and final artist on display — Sean Lundgren: “Nave.” His exhibition opens Thursday, August 4 and runs through the 13th.

Hamilton Gallery, 1353 U Street NW: “Fellows Converge: Broadly Thinking” closes Sunday, August 6, at the Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street.

Also, you’ve got nine more days to catch “Thomas Canavan and Arijit Das: Paint, Canvas, Walls, People” over at the Lamont Bishop Gallery, 1314 9th Street NW. It runs to August 13.

Two new exhibitions opened last week in the area. “Local Color” at gallery plan b on 14th Street NW features the works of more than 10 local artists and runs to August 28. See Large Crowd for Opening of “Local Color” Exhibition.

Over on 9th Street NW at Long View Gallery, “ReFresh“runs to August 28 and features “new work by some of the gallery’s favorites… 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)

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”runs to August 28.

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
202.332.1116
“Fellows Converge: Broadly Thinking”closes Sunday, 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” 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 — Sean Lundgren: “Nave,” August 4-13.

  • 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.

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