From Jana Petersen
I say this with some reticence, but spring season is starting to feel within reach! Put your parkas in the closet, store your scarves and head out to enjoy opening receptions at two galleries this Saturday, April 9: The Adamson Gallery and Hemphill Fine Arts.
The Adamson Gallery will debut William Newman’s work in the exhibit “Ouroboros.” Newman has captured the theme of the “ouroboros” — an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail, and often representing self-reflexivity or cyclicality — through his robust metallic structures.
Hemphill Fine Arts opens Anne Roland’s photography with a 6:30 pm reception. A rural Virginia resident, Roland brings her instinctual attachment to nature to the camera lens in a way that merges her admiration for wilderness with an “inherent melanchology for our intrusion upon it,” according to Hemphill. “In her collection and mending together of visual data, Rowland points to a place in the human brain that desires to commune with and care for the wilderness.”
Closing Sunday, April 10 at gallery plan b on 14th Street NW: “Paintings by Kathy Beynette, Patrick Campbell and Michele Montalbano.”
Finally, the Transformer gallery will be running a series of events related to the recent debut of its exhibit, “Sketch.” “Sketch” is an exhibition dedicated to exploring the processes around how artists develop their work and will be hosting a series of events aimed at help exhibition-goers better understand what the art development process is.
Be sure to check out one or all of the artist talks (April 7 and 28, 5 to 6 pm) and draw-ins (April 23 or 30, 2 to 6 pm), led by artist Reuben Breslar. “Sketch” audiences will also have the opportunity to contribute their work on the exhibition walls, side-by-side with DC’s featured emerging artists.
Find out what’s showing at 12 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below the fold. (more…)
This week at galleries in the area are two openings and one closing. Find out what’s showing at 11 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below the fold.
- Opening Thursday, February 17 at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW: “This month we choose to celebrate the works of several standout new artists showing with Long View Gallery including Ryan McCoy, Shaun Richards, Jordan Bruns, Zach Sherif, Thomas Burkett, Amy Genser, Shawna Moore, Michelle Peterson-Albandoz and Clyde Fowler.” Reception is 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
- Opening Saturday, February 19 at Curator’s Office, 1515 14th Street NW: “Curator’s Office is pleased to present its third exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed Canadian collaborative team Nicholas & Sheila Pye. Entitled Amend, the exhibition features 6 photographs from their latest body of work together. This exhibition coincides with the presentation of their dramatic three-channel video installation, “The Coronation,” at The Phillips Collection.” The reception is 6:30 to 8 pm at Curator’s Office.
- Closing Sunday, February 20, at Adamson Gallery, 1515 14th Street NW: “New Editions 2011: Chuck Close, Robert Longo, Iona Rozeal Brown.” Gallery hours are in the listings below the fold.
From Luis Gomez
Tucked away out of street view at 1515 14th Street NW are three galleries: Adamson, Curator’s Office and Hemphill Fine Arts. Since they are not visible from the street, many locals may not know they exist.
But last weekend, all three held gallery opening receptions. We made it to Hemphill and Adamson, but Curator’s Office is a very small space and was packed wall-to-wall, so we passed it up (see Hemphill’s “Viewing Rm.”, highlighting must-see pieces).