Galleries: 2012 Season Gets Underway in Mid-January
From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.
The 2012 is gallery season will soon get underway at Borderstan galleries. In the meantime, if you are in town this weekend, there are some great exhibitions — call first as some galleries have holiday hours.
January and February Openings
- Art @ Work, at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery: Opening reception is Friday, January 13, 7 to 9 pm.
- Works by Bernardo Siles” at gallery plan b: Opening reception is Saturday, January 14, 6 to 8 pm.
- “Jonathan Monaghan: Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings” opens Saturday, January 14, at Curator’s Office.
- Mike Weber, at Long View Gallery: Opening reception is Thursday, January 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
- Works of photographer Al Wildey go on exhibit Tuesday, February 7 at [email protected].
- “One Foot In America: The Artwork of Eugeen Van Mieghem” at Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery runs through Saturday, December 30.
- “In Season”, at Project 4 Gallery, runs through Saturday, January 7.
Get more details on the 12 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below. Some galleries have holiday hours, so all first!
Adamson Gallery at 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.
Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW
- “One Foot In America: The Artwork of Eugeen Van Mieghem” runs through 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; Friday, 10 am to 4 p.m.
[email protected], 1830 14th Street NW
- Overview: [email protected] is a new addition to the Mid City gallery lineup from artist Regine Miele. Current works on display are Miele’s paintings.
- Next solo exhibition begins February 7 and runs to March 30 with photographer Al Wildey.
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Curator’s Office at 1515 14th Street NW
- “Jonathan Monaghan: Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings” runs January 14 through February 18.
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW
- “Works by Bernardo Siles”
- Opening Reception Saturday, January 14, 6 to 8 pm.
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 to 5 pm
Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW
- “Selin Balci and Ryan Hoover” runs through January 22.
- Overview: “Although Balci and Hoover implement distinct artistic practices, both artists present new works of precisely controlled media, imbued with their ruminations on the structures of interpersonal relationships, international affairs, and geography.” (Hamiltonian Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
harmon art lab, 1716 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor
- Works by artists Peter e Harper and Joren A. Lindholm runs through January 13.
- Overview: “Peter e Harper’s work may seem easy at first. Bold, brave color. Roughly drawn grids. Birds heavy in flight. Planes falling toward the earth. If you stop there, you will not be disappointed. But the work is more complex than that. Taken in its totality, Harper’s installation at harmon art lab is about the complexity of life. Joren A. Lindholm’s project space installation is a fragmention of our collective experience. He examines our place in the world, the heirarchic structures that keep us rooted there, and our own collusion in the process.” (harmon art lab)
- Gallery Hours: Call for an appointment; gallery staff is in the building Monday through Friday during business hours.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW
- Art @ Work: Opening Reception & Meet the Artist on Friday, January 13, 7 to 9 pm.
- Overview: “In partnership with Albus Cavus, an arts group that transforms communities through public art, Art @ Work will use graffiti-style mural art to bring Washington DC residents together in beautifying their neighborhoods.” (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
- “FLYY ON THE WALL Exhibition and Pop up Shoppe.”
- Overview:“Flyy on the wall is an exhibition that will feature the works of Rakiyt Zakari a high end street wear designer with the eye of a tailor, known for creating 3-d graphic designs with a surgeons precision and attention to detail, think Basquiat x Jeremy Scott. Flyy on the wall also will encompass The Original David pop up shoppe, their first ever experiential retail event!.” (Lamont Bishop Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 7 pm; Sundays by appointment only.
Long View Gallery at 1234 9th Street NW
- Mike Weber, Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
- Overview: “”Homestead,” featuring approximately 20 new mixed media works by Los Angeles artist Mike Weber. Since relocating his studio from D.C. to Los Angeles in 2010, Weber’s work continues to explore themes of spirituality and genealogy, inspiring a global audience to create connections between their memories and those of the artist, sculpted in a modern context.” (Long View Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm.
Project 4 Gallery at 1353 U Street NW
- “In Season,” runs through January 7.
- Overview: “In Season will feature a variety of media and showcase works by Margaret Boozer, Beau Chamberlain, Christine Gray, Lisa Kellner, Tricia Keightley, Thomas Müller, Ellington Robinson, Foon Sham, Jill Townsley, and Paul Villinski.” (Project 4 Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW
- 9th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition runs through January 28.
- Overview: “9th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition presents the work of Lily deSaussure in a site-specific installation of hand-embroidered images originating from snapshots of family, close friends and lovers, central to this autobiographical body of work.” (Transformer)
- Gallery Hours: Check website.