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There is plenty to see this weekend at the local galleries. Grab your coat and get ready to start your holidays with a nice relaxing stroll to see some wonderful art.
Remember: Art is a wonderful Christmas-Holiday gift! A number of the galleries have some wonderful pieces that are very reasonably priced and perfect for someone-special-in-your-life. Contact the galleries ahead of time to see what they carry in your price range or take a stroll the neighborhood and pop in. Full contact information below.
At harmon art lab, 1716 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor, you should not miss the work of Peter e Harpers and Joren A. Lindholm: “Peter e Harper’s work may seem easy at first. Bold, brave color. Roughly drawn grids. Birds heavy in flight. Planes falling toward the earth. If you stop there, you will not be disappointed. But the work is more complex than that. Taken in its totality, Harper’s installation at harmon art lab is about the complexity of life. Joren A. Lindholm’s project space installation is a fragmention of our collective experience. He examines our place in the world, the heirarchic structures that keep us rooted there, and our own collusion in the process.” (harmon art lab)
Closing Exhibitions this Weekend
- Closes Saturday, December 17 at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery: Tom Wolff’s “U Street Portrait Project”.
Get more details on the 12 galleries in the Logan-Shaw-U Street area below.
Adamson Gallery at 1515 14th Street NW
- Check back for upcoming exhibitions.
- 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
- “One Foot In America: The Artwork of Eugeen Van Mieghem” runs through December 30.
- Overview: “Belgian artist Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930) found inspiration in the men and women, many of them Jews, waiting at the Antwerp docks to board ships to take them to America. One Foot in America, opening September 22, features his works and creates a stunning visual record of those leaving behind one life as they search for a better life in a far away, unknown place.” (Bronfman Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm; Friday, 10 am to 4 p.m.
[email protected], 1830 14th Street NW
- Overview: [email protected] is a new addition to the Mid City gallery lineup from artist Regine Miele. Current works on display are Miele’s paintings.
- Next solo exhibition begins February 7 and runs to March 30 with photographer Al Wildey.
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Curator’s Office at 1515 14th Street NW
- “Breck Omar Brunson: Churchin” closes December 22.
- Overview: “The exhibition includes collage, sculpture, video and sound. Using found material and a raw, urban and quirky aesthetic, Brunson peels away the artifacts of the everyday world to find the mystery that fuels his artistic practice.”
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW
- “Year-End Group Show” runs through Thursday, December 22.
- Opening Reception Saturday, December 3, 6 to 8 pm.
- Overview: “Featuring the work of 40+ artists and preview of our 2012 exhibition schedule.” (gallery plan b)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm; Sunday, 1 to 5 pm
Hamiltonian Gallery at 1353 U Street NW
- “Selin Balci and Ryan Hoover” runs through January 22.
- Overview: “Although Balci and Hoover implement distinct artistic practices, both artists present new works of precisely controlled media, imbued with their ruminations on the structures of interpersonal relationships, international affairs, and geography.” (Hamiltonian Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
harmon art lab, 1716 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor
- Works by artists Peter e Harper and Joren A. Lindholm runs through January 13.
- Overview: “Peter e Harper’s work may seem easy at first. Bold, brave color. Roughly drawn grids. Birds heavy in flight. Planes falling toward the earth. If you stop there, you will not be disappointed. But the work is more complex than that. Taken in its totality, Harper’s installation at harmon art lab is about the complexity of life. Joren A. Lindholm’s project space installation is a fragmention of our collective experience. He examines our place in the world, the heirarchic structures that keep us rooted there, and our own collusion in the process.” (harmon art lab)
- Gallery Hours: Call for an appointment; gallery staff is in the building Monday through Friday during business hours.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW
- Tom Wolff’s “U Street Portrait Project” runs through December 17.
- Overview: “Nationally recognized photographer Tom Wolff is best known for his published work in the Washington Post Magazine, House & Garden, Garden Design, Smithsonian Magazine, and New York Times Magazine. This fall he focuses closer to home with his most recent series, ‘U Street Portrait Project,’ capturing the local business owners, residents, and artists that together make DC’s U Street Corridor a rich and diverse cultural center.” (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
- “FLYY ON THE WALL Exhibition and Pop up Shoppe”, Opened December 10, 7 to 11 pm.
- Overview:“Flyy on the wall is an exhibition that will feature the works of Rakiyt Zakari a high end street wear designer with the eye of a tailor, known for creating 3-d graphic designs with a surgeons precision and attention to detail, think Basquiat x Jeremy Scott. Flyy on the wall also will encompass The Original David pop up shoppe, their first ever experiential retail event!.” (Lamont Bishop Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 7 pm; Sundays by appointment only.
Long View Gallery at 1234 9th Street NW
- Amy Genser’s “Coiled Terrain” runs through December 11.
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm.
Project 4 Gallery at 1353 U Street NW
- “In Season”, runs through December 23.
- Overview: “In Season will feature a variety of media and showcase works by Margaret Boozer, Beau Chamberlain, Christine Gray, Lisa Kellner, Tricia Keightley, Thomas Müller, Ellington Robinson, Foon Sham, Jill Townsley, and Paul Villinski.” (Project 4 Gallery)
- Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street NW
- 9th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition runs through January 28.
- Overview: “9th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition presents the work of Lily deSaussure in a site-specific installation of hand-embroidered images originating from snapshots of family, close friends and lovers, central to this autobiographical body of work.” (Transformer)
- Gallery Hours: Check website.
Who and What: Tom Wolff’s U Street Portrait Project: Artist Talk, Photo Crit, and Community Potluck
When: Saturday, November 19, 4:30pm
Where: Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW
Details: “Tom will share details on his photographic process and stories about his experience capturing U Street. The conversation will then move into a casual photo critique, and photographers of all levels are invited to bring 1-2 prints for review.
Non-photographers are also welcome to join the discussion and bring questions of their own. And all the while this creative conversation will take place around a tasty potluck — feel free to bring your favorite treats and snacks!” The exhibition runs through December 17.