Local Galleries: The Rundown for a Spring Weekend

by Borderstan.com March 22, 2012 at 8:00 am 2,205 1 Comment


Borderstan Galleries (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

New Exhibitions

  • Glittering Machines opens March 24 at Project 4 Gallery.
  • Adamson Gallery: dicotyledon images of Renatte Aller opens March 24 until May 31.
  • Transformer: Alptraum recently opened and runs through April 24.

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

Adamson Gallery at 1515 14th Street NW

  • Renatte Aller dicotyledon runs through May 31.
  • 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” 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 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

Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW

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

  • Susana Almiuna runs through March 30.
  • Overview: “Social and domestic issues inspire Susana’s work, in particular the rules and mores, and even a country’s laws, that guide family behavior and determine their destiny.” (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

  • “Rache Rotenberd:New York” and “Daniel Venne: Looking for Now” runs through March 27.
  • Overview: “An enduring commitment to sculpture accompanies Rachel Rotenberg throughout her life. Her sculptures are stories of a life rooted in wood.” (Hillyer Art Space)
  • Overview: Daniel Venne’s work  “is an exhibit of drawings inspired by online gay hookup sites. These works reflect the poses and presentations of men who are “Looking For Now”–urgently and guilefully seeking sexual contact with other men. (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

  • “What is your Tar Baby?” Mixed Media by Charlie Palmer, runs through April 7.
  • Overview: “What do President Barack Obama, Adolf Hilter, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pee-wee Herman have in common? According to Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer, each has a “Tar Baby”.  In this collection of over 40 mixed media works, Palmer appropriates and reinterprets the tale of “Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby” to address contemporary issues of bigotry, racism and stereotyping.  Yet, in Palmer’s version it is no longer the archetypal trickster rabbit, but rather civil rights leaders, entertainers, politicians, scholars, and African and Native Americans who confront their tar babies.  Each metaphoric “tar baby” represents a conviction to a social cause, a sensitive situation or misguided belief that holds one back. Palmer’s imagery is poignant as it summons a deep emotional response, reaching the inner sanctum of where our “tar baby” lies.   Meet the artist and joining us in opening the new show!” (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

  • Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 7 pm; Sundays by appointment only.

Long View Gallery at 1234 9th Street NW

  • DCist Exposed, runs March 21 – April 1, 2012.
  • Overview: “Is it really the sixth year of DCist Exposed?” we hear you say. Well, we’re feeling the same sense of astonishment here at Exposed HQ. From this year’s 650+ submissions, we’ve somehow managed to select a mere 40 top-notch photographs for the show — and we think you’ll love them. Once again, we were blown away by the remarkable diversity of perspectives displayed in our entrants’ images from in and around our great city. (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

  • Glittering Machines opens March 24 runs until April 28.
  • Overview: “Myoda’s Glittering Machines are created with machined aluminum and laser cut thermoplastic, and include circuits with high-powered LEDs, motors and Arduino microprocessors that are programmed to imitate various biological systems (i.e. communicational, behavioral and environmental).” (Project 4)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW

  • Alptraum runs through April 24.
  • Overview: “It is an artist led project. It is a model which utilizes global communication between localized artist hubs & clusters to form an international grouping with the intent of opening dialogue across borders and cultures in order to delve into the stuff and mind murk that is either collectively shared or completely random and unrelated, all within the syndrome of ‘The Nightmare’. Each artist draws on their own personal experience in order to visualize anxieties that take them beyond everyday dreams.” (Transformer)
  • Gallery Hours: Check website.


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