Thursday, December 23, 2010

Foundry Gallery January 2011 Exhibit

Celebrate Gay Marriage

Exhibit Dates: January 5 – January 30, 2011
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 1-7pm & Saturday-Sunday 12-6pm
Reception: Friday, January 7, 6-8 pm
Special Lecture: Saturday January 15, 4pm by Dr. Jonathan Katz
co-curator “Hide/Seek”

The Foundry Gallery, one of the oldest DC coop galleries, recognizes and celebrates DC’s historic passage of the same-sex marriage bill, which makes DC a more open and inclusive city for all residents. This is both an important and exciting event, and as part of the DC Arts Community, The Foundry Gallery is celebrating by dedicating its January, 2011 exhibit to a “CELEBRATION OF GAY MARRIAGE” displaying the art work of artists selected from an “Open Call for Entries.”

Jonathan Katz, associate Professor at the University at Buffalo, and director of its Doctoral Program in Visual Studies, as well as Guest Curator at of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s exhibit entitled “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” will present a lecture at the Foundry Gallery on Saturday, January 15, 2011 beginning at 4pm. Attendance is free.

1314 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 30036

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Magic of the Melting Pot: Immigration in America"

Painters, Pacifists, Revolutionists and Dreamers have all contributed to the beauty of Art and Culture in America. Studio Gallery applauds the unique American spirit in this show featuring the diverse work of artists all informed or influenced by the immigrant experience. Coming from all corners of the world, the artists include Solomon Wondimu, Favianna Rodriguez, Linda Hesh, Aniekan Udofia, Esther Hidalgo,Susan Cho,Lou Stovall,Joan Belmar,Natalie Guerrieri, Cesar Maxit,Graham Boyle,Jon Bobby Benjamin,Juan Hernandez and Shahla Arbabi. Studio Gallery will feature special events surrounding this exhibit including book talks by author Steve Roberts on Jan 12 at 7pm and artist panels on Jan 19 and Jan 20 at 7pm. This show is made possible by a grant from the CrossCurrents Foundation and Theo and Konstantina Margas. Please check our Facebook page and website for further updates.

"Immigrants enrich our culture over and over again,” says Studio Gallery Director Adah Rose Bitterbaum.. “They are writers, poets, musicians, chefs, scientists, nurses and some of the most talented and motivated people. Here at Studio Gallery, we applaud creativity through this exhibition, showcasing 14 diverse and talented artists from every corner of the world."

Gallery Hours ; Wed-Thurs 1-7, Fri 1-8, Sat 1-6 and Sundays by appointment.
Opening January 5-29, 2011 "The Magic of the Melting Pot: Immigration in America"
Opening Reception Friday January 7, 2011 6-9 p.m.
The Studio Gallery 2108 R Street NW Dupont Circle

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Studio Gallery Intern Art Review

Micheline Klagsbrun’s work “Python Creation” in mixed media shows the stunning beauty of nature by exaggerating the vibrant colors of a python. The work shows the image of a python’s eye wide open, most likely staring at its next prey. The use of complementary colors blue and green gives the work life, and the stare of the snake is so intense that it seems as it is staring into one’s soul. Seeing this work in the gallery could startle a person with they wide-eyed look from the snake. Klagsbrun intricately shows the scales of the animal to give it a more realistic feel. Much of Micheline’s work is based on poems from Ovid’s Metamorphosis.

Asia Reynolds
Montgomery Blair High School

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bing at Gallery A

Marian Bingham (a.k.a. Bing) has had a love of horses ever since she was child, growing up on her father’s farm. Now, she has taken the spirit of the horse, and translated it into visual representation. Throughout history, she explains, we have had horses beside us. Civilized man has relied on the animal for centuries. She claims that this is slowly dissolving—most of us only hear about horses when speaking of the “horsepower” in our vehicles. When viewing her work at Gallery A, it is obvious that Bing wishes to draw a connection between viewers and her dreamy creatures. We are sent on a journey that reminds us that the elegance and wild nature of the horse is something that can be discovered within all of us.

Her process is free and spontaneous, like the spirit which emanates from her work. Knowledge in artistic techniques has not caused her to limit herself, but rather, utilize a wide range of methods; such as collage, etching, printing, stenciling, and color rolling. Each work is as unique as it is uplifting.

This variety in technique and composition allows her delicate landscapes to be complimented by the strength of the horse, creating a dichotomy which mirrors everyday life. Through compelling movement and dynamism, she allows the majestic animals to speak for her, and her message is clear: these animals are still with us.

Come see Equine Perspectives at Gallery A through December 31st!

-Balkis Awan

Gallery A
2106 R Street, NW
(202) 667-2599

Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Friday at Studio Gallery

Date: Friday, December 3rd
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Place: 2108 R Street NW Washington DC

A Group Show Featuring Members of Studio Gallery. In works both large and small, painted and sculpted, drawn and pressed, installed and collapsed, functional and frivolous, the members of Studio Gallery explore the diversity and breadth of art and its possibilities. All works are by artists working in the DC metropolitan area and include several emerging artists.

Come All!!

Studio Gallery Intern Review

On the second floor of Studio Gallery, a beautiful and colorful collage of paintings hang together to create the image of a calm koi pond. “Surface of a petal covered pond” by Andrea Rowe Kraus captures the serene and tranquil feeling of gazing into a koi pond filled with fish that have the most extravagant colors. The different values of green show how the fish are creating the ripples in the water while the use of contrasting colors like orange and white make each fish dance throughout the collage. Being of Asian decent, I feel a personal connection to my culture in this collage because it expresses the beauty of koi ponds that are common in Asian regions. There is a total of 12 different paintings, although none of the paintings are touching, it is clear to see what the image is. Be sure to come see this astounding collage at Studio Gallery.

Asia Reynolds
Montgomery Blair High School

Foundry Gallery: Situations Made Visible

December exhibit opens Wednesday, December 1 and runs through January 2 with Nancy Donnelly's Situations Made Visible. Donnelly's beautiful new sculptures are kiln‐cast, frequently altered with paint and metals in a very contemporary palette. Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 1-7pm and Saturday-Sunday, 12-6pm. Reception is Friday, December 3, 6-8pm. The artist will have a talk on Sunday, December 12 from 2 to 4pm.

Foundry Gallery
1214 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036