Galleries: New Exhibitions at Hamiltonian, [email protected] and Project 4

by February 9, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,324 0

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Aniekan Udofia’s “The Village B-Boy” at Lamont Bishop Gallery. (courtesy of Lamont Bishop Gallery)

There are some great exhibitions at Borderstan-area galleries. Editor’s pick: Don’t miss Aniekan Udofia’s “The Village B-Boy” exhibition at Lamont Bishop Gallery, 1314 9th Street NW.

New Exhibitions

  • [email protected], 1830 14th Street NW. A solo exhibition with photographer Al Wildey opened February 8.
  • Matthew Mann and Joyce Y-J Lee opens this Saturday, February 11, at the Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street and runs through March 10.
  • At Project 4 on U Street, German photographer Georg Kuettinger has an opening reception for his photography this Saturday, February 11, 6:00 to 8:30pm.
  • Transformer + DANDANS, a Tokyo based Artists Collective opens February 16 and runs through March 25; presented at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery at 702 Eighth Street NW.

Get more details on the 13 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below.

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

  • “Walking Tel Aviv: Photographs by David Bergholz” opened January 19 and runs through April 6.
  • Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 p.m.

[email protected] at 1830 14th Street NW

  • Al Wildey solo exhibition opened February 8 and runs through March 30.
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm; and by appointment.

Curator’s Office at 1515 14th Street NW

gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW

  • “Works by Bernardo Siles” runs until February 26.
  • Overview: “Process is key in my work. Each final piece is a result of several studies and sketches. I delight in the process and evolution, as much as I do completing a matured work. I have worked with the human form, done portraiture and explored different conceptual abstractions.” (Siles)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW

  • “Matthew Mann and Joyce Y-J Lee” opens February 11 and runs through March 10.
  • Overview: “Both artists, trained as painters, each lay forward new bodies of work that continue to explore the tropes of Renaissance painting applied to their own contemporary narrative. Although stylistically distinct, Lee and Mann both convey imaginary dimensions of space to metaphor the human condition.” (Hamiltonian Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

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

  • Rachel England and Amy Boone-McCreesh opened February 3 and runs through March 3.
  • Overview: “England’s work juxtaposes classic and iconic imagery from much earlier times with figures that have, quite frankly, been disfigured. Amy Boone-McCreesh’s installation resembles a Chinese new year’s parade on its way to a second line or mardi gras, depending on your perspective.” (harmon art lab)
  • Gallery Hours: Call for an appointment; gallery staff is in the building Monday through Friday during business hours.

Hillyer Art Space at 9 Hillyer Court NW

  • “Lucinda Murphy: Evolution” and “Monica Stroik: Substructure” run through February 24.
  • Overview: “Most recently, Murphy has focused on exploring order and chaos from both the scientific sense and in the sense of how we perceive the difference; literally and psychologically. On a broad universal level, Monica Stroik’s paintings reflect the fact that each of us makes daily choices, some conscious and others unconscious, which all have consequences.” (Hillyer Art Space)
  • “Elizabeth Holtry: Toile de Jouyruns through February 24.
  • Overview: Holtry’s paintings depict animals that few people appreciate, such as hyenas, insects and rats. Her work addresses our prejudicial attitudes toward these animals.” (Hillyer Art Space)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Monday, 12 am to 5 pm; and by appointment.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at 1632 U Street NW

  • “Art @ Work” runs through February 18.
  • 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, D.C. 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

  • Aniekan Udofia’s “The Village B-boy” opened February 4.
  • Overview: “The exhibition of over 20 images captures the exuberance of the United States’ most significant musical export since jazz. Exhibiting a masterful use of graphite, acrylic, spray paint and stencils, Udofia epitomizes a sophisticated understanding of the localization of exported pop culture.” (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’s “Homestead” exhibition runs until February 19.
  • Overview: 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

  • Georg Kuettinger, opening reception Saturday, February 11, 6:00 to 8:30pm, runs through March 17.
  • Overview: “Georg Huettinger’s large-scale photographs are reflections on the tradition of landscape photography. At first glance, the photographs appear to be direct portrayals of reality; upon further inspection, atypical topography and unnatural perspectives reveal their customized construction.” (Project 4)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW

  • Transformer + DANDANS, a Tokyo based Artists Collective opens February 16 and runs through March 25. Presented at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery 702 Eighth Street NW.
  • Overview: “This comprehensive exhibition, the first of its kind in the U.S. and one of Transformer’s most ambitious exhibitions to date, will feature works in a variety of mediums exploring emerging Japanese artists’ creative responses to the terrible catastrophe that killed thousands of people and how life has changed in Japan as a result.” (Transformer)
  • Gallery Hours: Check website.


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