by Borderstan.com April 23, 2011 at 11:30 am 0

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April 14 at Long View Gallery: fashion:district held its Spring/Summer show. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Khelan Bhatia. You can follow Khelan on Twitter @KhelanB. He lives in the U Street area and writes about style for Borderstan.

Happy Good Friday, Borderstanis! Hope you’ve had a wonderful week.

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Shirt and tie combo from Ginger Root on U Street. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Just a little housekeeping before we get underway. For the next month or so, I’ll be moving to a biweekly schedule. As much as I’d love to be able to do this on a weekly basis, other obligations have got in the way. I hope to be back on a regular weekly schedule when summer begins.

Anyways, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

So last week, I made it over to the fashion:district Spring/Summer show over at Long View Gallery on 9th Street NW, right by the convention center. (As an aside, it was my first time over at the gallery, and I just loved the space; if you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend checking it out ASAP).

Some of you may remember my piece on DC Fashion Week a couple of months ago; in so many ways, the menswear show was an unmitigated disaster with a few highlights. Well, I’m happy to say that fashion:distirct’s show, while not without its flaws, was a significant improvement.

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by Borderstan.com February 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm 0

Nicholas & Sheila Pye, The Departure, 2010, archival digital print mounted onto aluminum, 48in x 48in, ed. 2/5

Nicholas & Sheila Pye, “The Departure,” 2010, archival digital print mounted onto aluminum, 48in x 48in, ed. 2/5. (Courtesy of The Curator’s Office)

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.

Openings

  • 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.

Closings

  • 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.

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by Borderstan.com February 9, 2011 at 6:53 am 0

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Closes Sunday at Long View on 9th Street: Ernesto Santalla’s photo collection, “Symmetries.” (Luis Gomez Photos)

This weekend is the last chance to catch Ernesto Santalla: “Symmetries” at Long View Gallery on 9th Street NW. Final day is Sunday, February 13.

Ernesto Santalla’s photographs from his collage series show the February 2010 snowstorms in D.C. Check out the photos from the opening on January 20.

“Saturnalia: New Work by Gallery Artists at 14th Street’s Irvine Contemporary has been extended through March 5 (it was originally scheduled to close February 12). The exhibition opened January 8.

Find out what’s showing at 11 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below the fold.

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by Borderstan.com January 24, 2011 at 10:00 am 1,117 0

Ernesto Santalla’s “Symmetries” is at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW. Click on the collage for the slide show from the opening-night reception on January 20. The exhibition runs through February 13. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez

The 2011 gallery season at Long View Gallery starts with a beautiful collection of images created by D.C. photographer Ernesto Santalla. “Symmetries” captures Washington’s heavy snow storms of February 2010 and Santalla’s images are turned into a kaleidoscope of views of the city creating unique pieces, almost like snowflakes.

From Long View:

“Ernesto Santalla’s photographs from his collage series uniquely document Washington’s record-breaking snows of 2010. With camera in hand, he trudged through the inhibited landscape and captured monotonous images from the storm. His shots were not wholly unlike the thousands of photographs many amateurs captured on their camera phones, but, according to Santalla, his otherwise ‘uneventful, uninspired and often mundane images evolve into fascinating kaleidoscopic photographs.’ Santalla’s process of repeating and mirroring images results in a view of our city, under the blanket of a blizzard, unlike anything you’ve seen before. The images that emerge from the process are images that speak to the viewer on an individual level, from the prurient to the metaphysical, similar to inkblots.”

by Borderstan.com January 20, 2011 at 5:30 am 0

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Get the listings for 11 galleries in the U Street-Logan-Shaw area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Two openings this week at area galleries and one next week. First, this week:

Find out what’s opening next week at Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery in the listings for 11 galleries below.

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by Borderstan.com January 6, 2011 at 6:30 am 1,239 0

At Irvine Contemporary: Melissa Ichiuji, “Nature’s Promise,” 2010. Fabric, wood, nylon, feathers, wallpaper, found objects, mixed media. 30 x 55 x 6 inches. (Courtesy Ivrine Contemporary)

“Saturnalia: New Work by Gallery Artists” opens Saturday, January 8 at Irvine Contemporary on 14th Street NW. The exhibition will include works by eight artists: Teo González, Melissa Ichiuji, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Akemi Maegawa, Alexa Meade, Susana Raab, and Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 pm; the exhibition runs through February 12.

Exhibitions Closing

  • “New Work” by Paula Crawford at the Long View closes tonight, Thursday, January 6 (at 1234 9th Street NW).
  • Victoria F. Gaitan & Cecilia Paredes: “Foto Baroque” is at The Curator’s Office through Saturday, January 8 (at 1515 14th Street NW).

Another Week

  • At the Hamiltonian Gallery through Saturday, January 15: Magnolia Laurie: “holding up” and Jon Bobby Benjamin: “going home” (at 1353 U Street NW). There is an artist talk on Wednesday, January 12 at 7 pm.
  • “ALPTRAUM!” is at the Transformer through Saturday, January 15 (at 1404 P Street NW).

Check out the listings for exhibitions at 10 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below — and find out what’s opening next weekend.

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by Borderstan.com December 29, 2010 at 11:00 am 1,011 0

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Find out what’s on exhibit in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Four of 10 galleries in the neighborhood have exhibitions:

  • Victoria F. Gaitan & Cecilia Paredes: “Foto Baroque” is at The Curator’s Office through Saturday, January 8 (at 1515 14th Street NW).
  • At the Hamiltonian Gallery through Saturday, January 15: Magnolia Laurie: “holding up” and Jon Bobby Benjamin: “going home” (at 1353 U Street NW).
  • “New Work” by Paula Craford is at the Long View through Thursday, January 6 (at 1234 9th Street NW).
  • “ALPTRAUM!” is at the Transformer through Saturday, January 15 (at 1404 P Street NW).

Plus, find out what’s opening in January. Check out the listings for exhibitions at 10 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below.

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by Borderstan.com December 13, 2010 at 6:00 am 1,770 0

Click collage for slide show: The opening reception for Paula Crawford at Long View Gallery was Thursday, December 9. Her exhibition runs through January 6. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Click on the collage above for photos from the opening reception at Long View.

From Luis Gomez

Several hundred people turned out for the opening reception Thursday night at Long View Gallery for New York artist Paula Crawford. Her exhibition, “New Work,” has a highly unusual theme with the collection of paintings reflecting her battle with Hepatitis C:

“Several years ago, on the threshold of an unusual sickness, Paula Crawford began painting walls of spherical forms. When she was finally diagnosed with Hepatitis C, her doctor showed her an image of the cells causing the disease. They were clustered spheres, almost identical to what she had been painting. Whether this was a case of tuned inner eye or pure chance we will never know. Crawford’s call to paint these forms has remained after a yearlong treatment and final cure.” Read more.

Crawford’s paintings are on display at Long View through January 6. The gallery is at 1234 9th Street NW, across from the DC Convention Center.

by Borderstan.com December 9, 2010 at 5:00 am 0

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Paula Crawford’s exhibition, “New Work,” opens Thursday, Dec. 9, with a 6:30 reception at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW. (Courtesy Long View Gallery)

From Cecile Oreste at danceDC. Have a question for Cecile? Send her an email.

Three exhibitions are opening in the neighborhood… First is the reception Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Long View Gallery with New York artist Paula Crawford:

“Several years ago, on the threshold of an unusual sickness, Paula Crawford began painting walls of spherical forms. When she was finally diagnosed with Hepatitis C, her doctor showed her an image of the cells causing the disease. They were clustered spheres, almost identical to what she had been painting. Whether this was a case of tuned inner eye or pure chance we will never know. Crawford’s call to paint these forms has remained after a yearlong treatment and final cure.” Read more.

A new exhibition opens Saturday, December 11 at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW: “ALPTRAUM! (translated from German as “nightmare”) is a comprehensive group exhibition of small to medium sized works on paper in a variety of disciplines (painting, drawing, screen prints, photography, collage) by an international mix of nearly 100 artists.” Read more.

At the Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW, a new two-person exhibition opens Saturday, December 11: Magnolia Laurie, holding up, and Jon Bobby Benjamin, going home. Join them at their opening reception on the 11th from 7  to 9 pm. Event info here, gallery info here.

At Project 4 Gallery, check out “Yuletide” and do some holiday gift shopping, too. The gallery says, the exhibition “marks the 1st year-end art festival at Project 4 Gallery. The exhibition features a selection of small works by artists who frequently collaborate with Project 4.  All works of art are priced under $1,000. Yuletide offers an opportunity to find unique works of art during the gift-giving season ranging in price from $10 to $1,000.”

Listings for exhibitions at 10 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area are below.

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by Borderstan.com November 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm 0

Listings for 10 galleries in the Borderstan area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a good time to see a show or take in a gallery exhibition. Lots of people have departed by plane, train, automobile or bus. So if you are in the neighborhood, here are two closings and an opening at local galleries (and check out the listings for seven other area galleries below),

  • Thomas Muller’s “Neither Here Nor There” closes Saturday, Nov. 27 at Project 4 Gallery, 1353 U St. NW: “Through sculpture and other media, Muller creates time-based installations that question the existence of an object or an idea in time, memory, and language.”
  • Scott Brooks’ “We the People” closes Sunday, Nov. 28 at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW: “Scott Brooks’ work reflects the political and economic turmoil that take up the head space of those who are paying attention. ‘We The People’ maintains the detailed figures and story-telling themes Brooks has become known for allbeit on a much larger scale. In the past, Brooks’ message was often subtle, hidden in his elaborate tableaus. In contrast, ‘We The People’ blatently speaks to the pop-culture obsessed and politically charged landscape in which Brooks lives today.”
  • At gallery plan b, 1530 14th St. NW, the Year End Group Show opens Friday, Nov. 26, with artist reception on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Listings for exhibitions at Bronfman Gallery, Curator’s Office, Hamiltonian Gallery, Hemphill Fine Arts, Irvine Contemporary, Long View Gallery, Project 4 and Transformer Gallery are below.

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by Borderstan.com November 11, 2010 at 5:00 am 0

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Listings for 10 galleries in the Logan-U Street area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Through Saturday, you can view Matthew Black’s “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Identity Writ Large” at The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery on U Street NW. The gallery has extended its hours for FotoWeek DC and Cecile Oreste has the story about Black’s first solo show.

There are only a couple of more weeks to see Scott Brooks’ “We the People” at Long View Gallery and Thomas Muller’s “Neither Here Nor There” at Project 4. Exhibitions at Bronfman Gallery, Curator’s Office, gallery plan b, Hamiltonian Gallery, Hemphill Fine Arts, Irvine Contemporary and Transformer Gallery are below the fold.

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by Borderstan.com October 28, 2010 at 10:41 am 1,006 0

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Get listings for 10 galleries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Saturday is the last day to catch two artists at Irvine Contemporary on 14th Street: Phil Nesmith’s “Flow,” and Bruno Perillo’s “Uniform.” It’s also the final day to see “Fairy Tale Meets Flesh” from James Rieck and Jonathan Monaghan at Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street NW. Hours for both galleries are in the listing below the fold.

There are new exhibitions opening this weekend as well. Friday night is the opening reception at Long View for Scott Brooks’ exhibit, “We The People.” On Saturday, Transformer Gallery on P Street NW hosts an open house for their new exhibit, “Tang: Freedom & Its Owner.Visitors can enjoy Lillie Ruth Bussey and flavored coffees and chocolates by ACKC from 1pm to 7pm.

Below the fold: listings for these galleries plus Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery (DC Jewish Community Center),Curator’s Office, Project 4 Gallery, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, gallery plan b and Hemphill Fine Arts.

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by Borderstan.com October 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm 0

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Get galleries listings for the 14th and U corridor. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Saturday is the last day to catch “Eric Hibit: Picture Cohesion” at Curator’s Office, 1515 14th St. NW. It’s also your last chance to see “Michael Benson: Images from… Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System” at Long View Gallery on 9th St. NW. Hours are in the listing below the fold.

Project 4 Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, presents “neither here nor there” featuring work from Thomas Müller. The exhibition starts Saturday and runs until Nov. 27.

Below the fold: listings for these galleries plus Irvine Contemporary, Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery (DC Jewish Community Center), Transformer Gallery, Hamiltonian Gallery, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and gallery plan b.
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by Borderstan.com September 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm 0

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Two new exhibits this weekend plus six more that opened in the past week. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Two new exhibits are opening this week at galleries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area:

In addition, these exhibits opened in the past week:

  • Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DC Jewish Community Center, 16th & Q NW: Miriam Mörsel Nathan: “Memory of a time I did not know…”
  • Transformer Gallery, 1404 P Street NW: Rebecca Key: “Archetype.”
  • Project 4, 1353 U Street NW: Beau Chamberlain’s “Landmarks.”
  • Gallery plan b, 1515 14th Street NW: A joint exhibit with works by Chad Andrews and Gail Vollrath: “Relative: Recent Paintings and Drawings.”
  • Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW: Phil Nesmith: “Flow” and Bruno Perillo: “Uniform.”
  • Curator’s Office, 1515 14th Street NW, Suite 201: Eric Hibit’s “Picture Cohesion.”

Get the details about all the galleries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area below the fold.

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by Borderstan.com July 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm 0

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There are nine art galleries in the Borderstan area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

It’s the last weekend for two exhibitions at Borderstan galleries… but first a bit about two openings.

  • Thursday: gallery plan b on 14th Street has an opening reception Thursday from 6 to 8 pm with artists Jason Wright and Mike Weber… meet the artists whose current exhibition, “Take You Home,” runs until August 29.
  • Saturday: Irvine Contemporary, also on 14th Street, will have a preview of “Introductions 6” this Saturday from 3 to 6 pm.  An opening reception with invited artists Firelei Baez, Claire Callagy, Steven Cummings, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Brendan Loper and Wafaa Yasin will also be held from 6 to 8pm.

Exhibits are closing at Project 4 and Long View Gallery. See Cecile Oreste’s post about Long View’s “Informed Design” closing this Sunday.  Get the details about all the galleries in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area below the fold.

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