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Gallery Roundup: Openings at Long View, harmon art lab

by Borderstan.com October 6, 2011 at 10:00 am 0

Ellington Robinson, Project 4 Gallery

At Project 4 Gallery through October 15: “A Mental Note” Ellington Robinson 48″ x 48″ acrylic, oil, ink, collage on canvas. (Courtesy of gallery)

It’s almost a full plate at the 11 galleries in the Borderstan area with 10 currently having exhibitions. There are two exhibitions opening this week and two more that close next weekend.

There are openings this week at Long View and harmon art lab:

  • An opening reception tonight (Thursday, October 6) kicks off Paintings by Clyde Fowler at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW. The reception is 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
  • On Saturday the works of artists Michel Modell and Mariah Anne Johnson go on exhibition at harmon art lab, 1716 14th Street NW. HAL is located in the artist collective in the space on the 2nd floor space. The collective is run by some familiar names in the MidCity Artist community — it is the creation of artists Peter e Harper and Thomas Drymon.

You have one more week to catch two exhibitons, one at gallery plan b and the other at Project 4:

Get more details below on the 11 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area.

Adamson Gallery at 1515 14th Street NW

  • “To the Ends of the Earth” runs to October 29.
  • 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.” (Adamson Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, noon to 5 pm.

Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW

  • “One Foot In America: The Artwork of Eugeen Van Mieghem” runs to December 30.
  • Overview: “Belgian artist, Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930) found inspiration in the men and women, many of them Jews, waiting at the Antwerp docks to board ships to take them to America. One Foot in America, opening September 22, features his works and creates a stunning visual record of those leaving behind one life as they search for a better life in a far away, unknown place.” (Bronfman Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; and Friday, 10 am to 4 p.m.

Curator’s Office at 1515 14th Street NW

  • “elsewhere” 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” runs to October 16.
  • 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 plan b)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 to 5 pm

Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW

  • “New Works by Nora Howell and David Page” runs to October 29.
  • Overview: “Through sculptural installation, video and photography Howell and Page have created new work driven by both their observations of society and their own personal histories concerning issues of identity, power systems, fear and safety. Differing in artistic tone and subject both artists delve into and explore the semiotics of identity infused in everyday exchanges.” (Hamiltonian Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

harmon art lab, 1716 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor

  • An exhibition of work by artists Michel Modell and Mariah Anne Johnson begins October 8 and runs through November 4.
  • Overview: “Michel’s paintings investigate how humor facilitates the exposure of anomies; social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values within a community. Humor is not the end, but a means to afford access to topical issues and provides a fulcrum point between two simultaneous but oppositional viewpoints… Since Mariah Anne began working as an artist, she has been interested in narrative, memory, domestic life, and the effect of place on our perception of these topics. She explores these ideas in a variety of media, from painting and drawing to installations made from bed sheets.” (harmon art lab)
  • Gallery Hours: Call for an appointment; gallery staff is in the building Monday-Friday during business hours.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW

  • “VESSEL” is part of The 9/11 Arts Project and runs through October 22.
  • 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.” (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

  • Check back for upcoming exhibitions.
  • Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 7 pm. Sundays by appointment only.

Long View Gallery at 1234 9th Street NW

  • Paintings by Clyde Fowler opens October 6 and runs through November 6.
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
  • Overview: Clyde Fowler describes his paintings as ‘pictorial choreography’. He approaches his work in a manner similar to that of a choreographer, filling them with orchestrated sensations and intuitive notations while giving consideration to movement, rhythm, space and form. His art explores the associative nature of visual relationships and the dynamic potential of juxtaposition involving a language that is purely abstract.” (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” 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 runs through October 22.
  • 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.

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