Exhibitions Opening This Weekend
“VESSEL” opens Friday, September 9 with a 7 pm reception at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW. The exhibit is part of the The 9/11 Arts Project with works by Emily Biondo, Alonzo Davis, Jenny Freestone, Pat Goslee, Ani Kasten, MJ Kavian, Madeleine Keesing, Rachel Rotenberg, Angela White and Millicent Young.
Tonight’s reception will also feature a dance performance by Anthony Gongora and Giselle Ruzany of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, based on Collision Course with live music by Steve Hilmy. Come check out the gallery’s newly revamped space.
“Paintings by Kevin H. Adams” opens at gallery plan b, 1530 14th Street NW with a reception on Saturday, September 10.
“elsewhere” opens at Curator’s Office, 1515 14th Street NW on Friday, September 9.
“Ilya & Emilia KABAKOV” opens Saturday, September 10, at Hemphill, 1515 14th Street NW.
Exhibitions Closing in Borderstan
“Susan Weil and Jose Bentancourt: Blueprints” wraps up on Sunday at Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW: “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)
“Introducing the 2011 Hamiltonian Fellows” closes Saturday at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW, Suite 101,: “Hamiltonian Gallery is currently showing an introductory group exhibition of these five new Fellows. Each artist will be displaying the work with which they were accepted..”
The Demont “Peekaso” Pinder Exhibition closes this Saturday at the Lamont Bishop Gallery, 1314 9th Street NW: “The creator and resident on-stage artist for Raheem DeVaughn, ‘Peekaso’ creates unique paintings based on prominent figures in the Hip Hop and urban community.”
Get more details below on the 12 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area.
Adamson Gallery at 1515 14th Street NW
- “To the Ends of the Earth” opens Saturday, September 17, with a reception at 6:30 pm.
- Overview: “Adamson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its Fall 2011 program with a group exhibition entitled “To the Ends of the Earth,” which explores the relationship between humans and the natural environment. The exhibition takes its title from the enormous lengths that photographers Camille Seaman, Robert Polidori, Edward Burtynsky, and Alfredo De Stéfano have gone to record the changing natural environment. Through their extensive travels, these artists have been able to document these developments, producing images that are both beautiful and frightening; testimony to human impact on nature, and vice versa.” (Adamson)
- Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm.
Curator’s Office at 1515 14th Street NW
- “elsewhere” opens September 9 and runs to October 22.
- Overview: “Curator’s Office announces the opening of its fall season with an exhibition of sculpture and new works on paper by New York, Los Angeles, and DC-based artists Joseph Dumbacher and John Dumbacher. The Dumbachers will also be debuting a public sculpture at their DC studio’s terrace one block from the gallery.” (Curator’s Office)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW
- “Paintings by Kevin H. Adams” opens September 9 and runs to October 16. Opening reception with the artist Saturday, September 10, 6 to 8 pm.
- Overview: “A collection of recent work in his third solo show at plan b. Kevin creates welcoming, calming images that feel familiar. His paintings are timeless, earnest, and honest, and bring to mind places in which we’d love to linger indefinitely. This body of work shows an emphasis on architecture with landscape.”
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 to 5 pm
Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW
- “Introducing the 2011 Hamiltonian Fellows” closes September 10.
- Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Hemphill Fine Arts at 1515 14th Street NW
- “Ilya & Emilia KABAKOV” September 10 to October 29.
- Overview: “Included in the exhibition are a scale model and drawings of “The Large House of Humanity,” 1998, an unrealized project designed for the bank of the Potomac River in Washington DC. The proposed monument has a perimeter of approximately 70 x 50 meters and a height commensurate with the Washington Monument. The white metal construction forms the contours of a traditional American home with a mansard roof. From a distance this gigantic “house” appears like a white mirage against the blue sky. Suspended from the ceiling inside the house are wire letters that read: “Since home we have but one, this earth we live upon. With our home in constant motion we are striving toward the stars.”
- Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW
- “Vessel” opens as part of The 9/11 Arts Project on September 9 and runs through October 22.
- Opening Reception: September 9 from 7 to 9 pm.
- Overview: “The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery will bring together local artists to create a place of “holding.” By combining abstract works to evoke a sacred space or vessel the gallery will serve as a safe space where open dialogue around the trauma of 9/11 and personal traumas may be addressed. Hence selected works will not be a re-telling of 9/11, but rather express an effort to move beyond and communicate that ‘healing is possible’ for everyone and that the arts are a powerful tool in that journey. The opening will also feature a dance performance by Anthony Gongora and Giselle Ruzany of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, based on Collision Course with live music by Steve Hilmy.” (Joan Hisaoka Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm; and by appointment.
Lamont Bishop Gallery at 1314 9th Street NW
- “Demont ‘Peekaso’ Pinder Exhibition” closes September 10.
- Overview: “Demont ‘Peekaso’ Pinder announces the launch of his new website and exhibition showing his finest works. The creator and resident on-stage artist for Raheem DeVaughn, ‘Peekaso’ creates unique paintings based on prominent figures in the Hip Hop and urban community.” (Lamont Bishop)
- Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 7 pm. Sundays by appointment only.
Long View Gallery at 1234 9th Street NW
- “Containment and Diversion” works by Thomas Burkett runs to October 2.
- Overview: Features “Approximately 15 mixed media works on paper by Washington-based artist Thomas Burkett. He explores topics headlining news stories around the country.” (Long View)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm.
Project 4 Gallery at 1353 U Street NW
- “New Work by Ellington Robinson” opens September 9 and runs through October 15.
- Overview: “Project 4 is proud to open the 2011 fall season with a solo exhibition featuring new work by DC artist, Ellington Robinson.” (Project 4)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW
- transformers: the next generation opens September 17 and runs through October 22.
- Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 6 to 8 pm.
- Overview: transformers: the next generation “features new works by five recent graduates of the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s class of 2011: Forest Allread, Pavlos Karalis, Sarah Robbins, Aris Slater, and Victoria Shaheen.” (transformer)
- Gallery Hours: Check website.