It’s the last weekend to catch exhibits at two local galleries, one on U Street and one on 14th Street.
- At Irvine Contemporary on 14th Street NW: “Introductions 6” with artists include Firelei Baez, Claire Callagy, Steven M. Cummings, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Brendan Loper and Wafaa Yasin.
- At Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street N.W: “New Now 2010” featuring Hamiltonian fellows Selin Balci, Joyce Lee, Ryan Hoover, Elena Volkova, Jessica van Brakle.
Get the details about all the galleries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area below the fold.
From Cecile Oreste
View Luis Gomez’s slide show of the three artist’s works on flickr; shots are captioned.
The Hamiltonian Artists Gallery promotes new emerging artists through its So Hamiltonian Fellows Program–a two-year fellowship awarded through an annual competition. Currently, you can view the work of three of their fellows Leah Frankel, Magnolia Laurie and Lina Vargas de la Hoz at the gallery located on the north side of U Street just east of 14th.The gallery hosted an opening reception last Saturday for the exhibition of paintings and installations, which runs until June 9.
Although each artist uses a unique medium, the three works collectively present physically binary relationships and investigate an exchange of energies. “It was an intuitive feeling to group these women,” said Hamiltonian Artists Gallery Director Jacqueline Ionita when asked about the decision to exhibit the three fellows together. “There is something poetic about their work and I hope people will realize the common theme.”
The first exhibit you experience as you enter the gallery includes paintings and installations by Magnolia Laurie. Her work explores the idea of construction/deconstruction through environments created upon masses of broken lines. According to Laurie, she plays off the idea of architecture, building and the cyclical nature of destruction, as well as nest like accumulations like those of birds.