Thursday, December 29, 2011

Foundry Gallery: "A Natural Progression"


New Oil Paintings by Edward Bear Miller
Wednesday, January 04 through Sunday, Jan 29, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, January 06 from 6 - 8 pm

Location: 1314 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Regular Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, noon - 6 pm
Phone: 202.463.0203/Web:

Edward Bear Miller's recent oil paintings explore a range of subjects: nudes, portraits, cityscapes, the mountainous Adirondacks, and the parks and waterways of his native Washington, DC. He has studied and absorbed the influences of Gustave, Courbet, George Bellows, Lucian Freud and his contemporaries. Miller is an emerging artist whose work is immediate, vivid and modern. Each piece communicates the artist's admiration for the natural world, where monumental bridges, outstretched treess, and wistful human forms serve as motifs for our current condition. Miller applies his paint rapidly and generously, producing bold, clear images that break down into gracefully abstract brushwork as the viewer steps forward. These canvases enliven the spirit and lend a fresh, local perspective to a venerable tradition.

In addition to Ed's solo show in the main gallery, Foundry Gallery II features member artists' work that has not been seen before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly exhibited by a diverse group of talented artists, please be sure to visit the Foundry Gallery regularly. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit our new website at and click on Artists.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Foundry Gallery Holiday Sale Event

The Foundry Gallery is proud to present a collection of original art works suitable for gift giving. Each unique piece skillfully designed and created by a member of our Gallery. This year, kick off your holiday shopping by selecting a Gift of Art from our diverse array of handmade items including jewelry, tree ornaments, cards, art glass, wall art and serving pieces. Better yet, take one home just for you!

Foundry Galle
1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Holiday Sale Event
Dec 01 - Dec 30
Wed - Sun, 12 - 6 PM
Dec 24: 12 - 4 PM

Dec 25: Closed

This Holiday Season, Make it Special.
Buy Local. Buy Art. Buy Foundry.
Thank you for supporting Washington, DC Artists!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Art Work Hijacked in Serbia

As the Washington Post has reported*, the art work of five Alex Gallery/Gallery A artists was confiscated, unreasonably, in a remote Serbian border village by intoxicated customs officials.
One week later, the art work is still held hostage.

Paintings by Rosana Azar, Marian Bingham, David Goslin, Judith Judy, and David Suter are included in the hijacked shipment, destined for an exhibit in Bucharest, Romania opening 11/29 at 1800. Please direct outrage at the Serbian Embassy (2134 Kalorama Rd 20008. 202/332-0333.

Foundry Gallery: "Lens. Paper? Canvas!" by Sarah Alexander


Photography by Sarah Alexander

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, November 30 - Friday, December 30, 2011

Reception Date: Friday, December 2, 2011, 6 - 8 pm

About the Exhibit

Photography is an interesting medium. From its inception, the world was captivated. But the photograph was viewed as a functional item--a record of people and the surrounding world. While the skills and talent involved in producing a sculpture or painting were revered by the public, few saw any artistic value in the photographically recorded image. For years photographers fought for the photographic image to be accepted as a true fine art form. Eventually it was. Composition and technique were considered the cornerstones of the medium and the unique aesthetic formed by mastering those concepts sent apart the artist from the amateur.

Today, the photograph has become probably one of the most ubiquitous items in the world. Unfortunately, it is exactly that pervasiveness that may lead to the end of the photographic art form as we know it today.

With the advent of the digital camera, its reasonable cost, and its amazing ability to almost all of the work for the photographer, it seems that, once again, fewer and fewer people appreciate the artistry and skill involved in taking a beautiful or compelling photograph. Sculpture and painting are still held in awe, with the audience readily acknowledging the existence of a special talent to produce such works. But these days, according to the digital camera manufacturers, if you let the camera do the work for you, anyone can produce something worthy of the wall space.

So what does that means for the future of the photograph? That remains to be seen. Perhaps, like the societies that are documented, the future of the photograph is to constantly morph; to find more mediums on which to present itself until those, too, become mainstream and the medium is forced to evolve again.

This show strikes out on that trail and examines what happens when the photograph is presented in a different format - when it is combined with one of the staples of the fine art world-the canvas. What happens when the photograph meets the canvas? Does it look like a photograph or does it more resemble painting? Is it more interesting than the traditional image on paper? Is it more valued as an art form? Come and see.


Gallery II and III at the Foundry features member artists’ work that has not been shown before at the Gallery. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly exhibited by a group of talented artists, please be sure to visit Foundry Gallery regularly. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit and click on “Artists”.


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Saturday, November 12, 2011

David Suter at Gallery A

Exhibit extended thru December 31!

David Suter is a beloved local painter and sculptor who made his name as a graphic illustrator for The Washington Post, New York Times, and Time magazine. He was born in DC, and recently returned home after making his name in New York City.

In the works currently on display, Suter seeks forms that we all carry within our collective memory, from cozy fireplaces and ducks on ponds to Grim Reapers and an Every Man being chased, David Suter's work is representational and highly symbolic. Art critic Florie Gilbard explains, “He digs intently into his own psyche to unearth forms that have profound familiarity and meaning – shapes and structures derived from nature, our own bodies, and those of other beings.” Suter paints with acrylic, often composing frames out of found pieces of wood. His sculptures are made of wood, aluminum, glass, and steel. Approximately 35 of works are on display.

More examples of his current work are here:

- Eunice Um

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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Intern Review: Langley Spurlock's Secrets of the Elements 3

Denise Valdez, one of Studio Gallery's interns, wrote this review of Langley Spurlock's newest exhibition at Studio Gallery. The show comes down November 19th! Be sure to come by and see it. We have two receptions left; one this Saturday at 4 and a closing reception on the 19th at 4.

Langley Spurlock's "Californium 98"

Secrets of elements 3: Dark Matters by chemist-turned-artist, Langley Spurlock, is an exhibition of the periodic table turned to art with history behind each piece. This show is an exhibition made for everyone to enjoy and learn something as they see the piece. Pieces such as Tungsten 74 is a light bulb piece that is lit with the lines written by poet and partner John Martin Tarrat, "That's it last flicker end of light as we know it hanging from a thread you gave such a lovely glow nightly night Tungsten sweet dreams". This piece with its beautiful lines flowing down gives the viewer a sense of why we needed this element; without it we would not have incandescent light bulbs. What better way to show off this element with a lit piece such as this.

On the other side of the spectrum we have the Thallium 81 piece in which gives the back story of how Thallium is a toxic element that caused death. This element is tasteless and odorless which made killers favorite it as a form to kill people. Spurlock uses this story and incorporates it in his piece by using the color blue in his piece because the only antidote to this deadly element was Prussian Blue (a type of blue) and writes on top of the pieces that it was poison. Pieces like Californium 98 and Xenon 54 are both pieces that are fun to look at. The Californium piece made with a skateboard and the Californian flag makes it an interesting piece to look at. The Xenon piece made to look like a rocket in purple lighted form is another fun piece to look at because of its unique forms. This gives the viewer a way to automatically know that this element is used in rockets that propel through deep space.

The exhibition is a fun way of learning what each element does and can do while looking at it through Spurlock's perspective. These pieces are educational, bright, fun and well thought out. For all age groups this is also a fun way to teach the younger audience about the periodic table without being in chemistry, or just remind yourself a little about science.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Foundry Gallery - New Logo and Website

1314 - 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Foundry Gallery Launches New Logo and Website

Washington, DC (October 24, 2011) -- Foundry Gallery, Ltd., a cooperative art gallery in Washington, DC was founded in 1971. Still thriving after 40 years, the Gallery is pleased to announce its new logo and website design, viewable at

Members of the gallery, committed to the gallery's future, conducted an internal fundraising campaign to collect the funds necessary for the re-design. The logo and site were developed under a contract with Brand Design, a marketing communications company in Warrenton, VA.

"The new logo and website reflects the vibrancy and variety of the artists' work," says Fran Abrams, Chair of the Gallery's website committee. "We are delighted to be able to display the work of our members on an attractive and informative site."

The Foundry Gallery, located at 1314 - 18th Street, NW, is convenient to the Dupont Circle Metro station. The gallery is open Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 - 7:00 pm, and Saturday - Sunday, noon - 6:00 pm.

The gallery includes two exhibit spaces. Shows in both spaces change monthly with a solo exhibit in one space and a members' show in the other. Under gallery policy, no artwork may be shown during more than one exhibit. Says Judy Gilbert Levey, Gallery Co-president and website committee member, "We hope community members and out-of-towners will visit our website -- and our gallery -- again and again."



Amy Barker-Wilson

Wed., November 2 through Sun., November 27

Opening Reception -- Friday, November 4, 6 - 8 pm

About Amy Barker-Wilson

Amy Barker-Wilson's abstract paintings give us a sense of mystery and possibility. Her goal and also method of painting is to find the "next step" in the perceptual journey. She invites the viewer to extend his/her own perceptual imaginings along this trail. The paintings build from experiences on journeys both in Turkey and Andalusian Spain, as well as an appreciation of traditional patterns and their architectural dynamics. They are playful, often studied and unplanned mixtures, incorporating geormetric traditions and calligraphic elements among spontaneously arising mixed media of many colors and materials. They evoke a feeling of ancient beauty and lively activity using highly saturated colors often washed out by time and sun, and a silence that pervades beyond the forms -- fun, wild, and meditatively calm at the same time.

Labyrinth by Amy Barker-Wilson

Artist Talk and Workshop

Discovery is the Fun of It--Finding and Using the Unexpected in Abstract Collage Paintings Saturday, November 19, 2 - 4 pm. Barker-Wilson will talk about the process of discovery in the the creation of art and her own process. This will be followed by a workshop on this topic for the participants. $10 donation to Foundry Gallery requested. Reservations by e-mailing

Thursday, November 17, 6:30 pm to 11 pm -- AIGA DC ( evening on Artist's Inspiration at Foundry Gallery. Amy will be speaking on inspirations for her show along with 12 other chosen artists . . . come join us for some inspiration, slides and a fun, cozy atmosphere.

New Logo and Website

Have you noticed our new logo at the top of this newsletter? Marking our 40th anniversary, Foundry Gallery is pleased to announce we've had a "make-over." Be sure to vist our new website (still at Still featuring outstanding artists from the DC Metro area.

November Members' Show

In addition to Amy's solo show, Gallery 2 features member artists’ work that has not been shown before at the Foundry Gallery. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly exhibited by a group of talented artists, please be sure to visit Foundry Gallery regularly. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit and click on Artists.


1314 18th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Hours: Wed - Fri 1-7pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm / 202.463.0203

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