Galleries: Michael Crossett Opening; Mid City Artists Open Studios

by May 18, 2012 at 9:30 am 1,628 0

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Michael Crossett's works is at gallery plan b on 14th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

Mid City Artists is having its biannual Open Studios this Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. Do not miss this opportunity to see great art and walk around the neighborhood at the same time!

Exhibitions Closing this Weekend

  • Jessica van Brakle + Joshua Wade Smith closing May 18 at Hamiltonian Gallery.
  • J.W. Mahoney: Carceralclosing May 19 at Curator’s Office.
  • Traces of Memory: “A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland” closing May 21 at Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery.

Exhibitions Opening

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

  • “Traces of Memory: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland” runs through May 21.
  • Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Arts@1830 at 1830 14th Street NW

  • Frederic Kellogg’s “Appearances” is on exhibit.
  • 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

  • J.W. Mahoney: Carceral” closing May 19.
  • Overview: “J.W. Mahoney, long a singular and influential presence on the greater Washington, DC art scene, this new meditative body of image/text works on paper over panel is inspired by a recent dark and existential episode in the artist’s life: that of a brief imprisonment after an arrest.” (Curators Office)
  • An Architect’s Dream” opens May 26 runs through June 30.
  • Overview: “Curated by Todd Levin. Artists include: Joseph Cornell, Rashid Johnson, Pipilotti Rist, Haim Steinbach.” (Curator’s Office)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW

  • Works by Michael D. Crossett” runs May 16 through June 17. Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 6pm – 8pm
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW

  • Jessica van Brakle + Joshua Wade Smith runs through May 18.
  • Overview: Tropical Obstructions, an exhibition of new works by Hamiltonian Fellows Jessica van Brakle and Joshua Wade Smith. Through painting, sculpture and installation, both artists present landscapes of tropical foliage, water and islands to explore what affect human consciousness has on the perception of nature, and to question the limits of our vision and understanding.  Tropical Obstructions will run from April 21 – May 26, 2012, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 21st, from 7-9 pm” (Hamiltonian Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

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

  • Ruth Trevarrow and Mark Harris, runs through June 12.
  • Overview: “Ruth has turned her attention to trees. Over the last many months, she has drawn trees from her neighborhood and the environment around her workplace. She brings a life-size silhouette of one of these to our gallery space for the month of May. Mark Harris has drawn animals and Native Americans from his childhood. With time, his intricate pen-and-ink drawings have taken on a contemporary flair. For his project space installation he will hang, salon-style, a large number of these drawings, along with taxidermied animals. Together, these two installations pay homage to our environment and history in a show that is sure to inspire.” (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

  • “Erin Bernard: Rolled Dice and Flicked Matches″ opens May 4 and runs through May 26.
  • Overview: “Rolled dice are like flicked matches: there’s a risk that bridges may be burned and stacked card house ignited. But there’s also the chance that from the ashes a fortune phoenix is born.” (Hillyer Art Space)
  • “Greg Schmigel: Imperfect Strangers–An Exhibit of Mobile Street Photography” Opens May 4 and runs through May 26.
  • Overview: For Greg Schmigel, there’s something very special and unique about capturing street photography. According to Schmigel, “It’s real, it’s true slices of life as we see it — and many times, slices of life as the rest of us miss them.” (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

  • FLUID: Rhythms, Transitions, & Connections” features the works of Francie Hester, Lisa Hill and Rebecca Kamen, in collaboration with Susan Alexjander, runs through June 9.
  • Overview: “We sometimes forget how truly complex human life is and that we are intimately connected to nature and each other.  In this multifaceted exhibition Francie Hester, Lisa Hill, and Rebecca Kamen tackle the oft-unexplored complexities of human existence and visually ponder questions relating to loss, memory, and our connections to nature and one another. ” (Joan Hisaoka Gallery)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm; and by appointment.

Long View Gallery at 1234 9th Street NW

  • Eve Stockton, June 14 through July 15, opening reception Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Overview: “Stockton’s multi-layered wood block prints represent a unique approach to a traditional process. Her studies in science and love of nature combine to create a contemporary and unexpected result. The scale of these works is mesmerizing, a true testament to her mastery of this art form.” (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

  • Foon Sham runs through June 16.
  • Overview: “This exhibition brings together man-made byproducts of nature sawdust, salt, and tea, with mountainous cones, canyon like vessels, and cast organic forms to explore themes of diligence and survival.).” (Project 4)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.

Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW

  • Bread and Butter Artistic Perspectives on Food and Culture runs through May 19.
  • Overview: “Is food about class or identity? Are we as individuals totally responsible for our eating habits? Do our individual preferences influence others? Transformer & guest curator Carolina Mayorga invite artists Chanan Delivuk, Sara Pomerance, Kari Scott, Shannon Young and guests to explore these and other questions about our relationship with food through installation, photography, sculpture, performance, and more..” (Transformer)
  • Gallery Hours: Check website.

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