Thursday, March 31, 2011
Studio Gallery's First Friday
The Studio Gallery 2108 R Street NW Dupont Circle 202.232.8734 www.studiogallerydc.com Gallery Hours ; Wed-Thurs 1-7, Fri 1-7, Sat 1-6 and Sundays by appointment. Opening March 30-April 23, 2011 First Friday Reception April 1 (not kidding) 6-8 p.m. Artist's Reception April 15 6-8 p.m. Solo Show: Joyce McCarten "Uncommon Boundaries:New Abstract Paintings". Ms McCarten continues the tradition of using rich color, rich brushstroke and rich light on the canvas to evoke landscape and architecture, the mystery of expression and emotion. In this year of looking at the seminal work of the Abstract Expressionists at MOMA and at abstraction throughout the United States, Ms McCarten so beautifully conveys the strength and dynamism of the canvas. Duo Show: Bud Hensgen "Revisiting the Rectangle" and Veronica Szalus "transition" Mr Hensgen uses the wonderful rectangle as a launching pad for his abstract works that like Ms McCarten's question the sense of space, surface and mystery of the canvas. Ms Szalus in her first duo show at the Gallery will create three installations, all "transitional" pieces that reflect light, shape, balance and time. Together these elements form the means for transition from one state of being into the next. From the macro to the micro, organic and inorganic...everything is evolving and changing.
Studio Gallery shows the works of guest and emerging artists each month in their upstairs Betsy Ross Gallery as well as the work of Member artists. We also feature unique outdoor sculpture in our garden. Studio Gallery is located in a beautiful brownstone in historic Dupont Circle and is available for parties, meeting and receptions.