Monday, October 10, 2011

FOUNDRY GALLERY: "World on a Wire" - Tanja Meski



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Exhibit Dates: Oct 05 - 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Oct 07, 6-8 pm
Location: 1314 18th Street, NW
Hours: W-F 1-7 pm, S&S 12-6 pm

"World on a Wire" presents new works by emerging artist Tanja Meski. Meski was born in Finland, and currently divides her time between the United States, Italy and Finland. The show continues a theme she started when exhibiting in a Group Show at the Foundry Gallery in February 2011. In that exhibit, she presented a piece called "Ocean on a Wire" referring to the Gulf oil spill that occurred in 2010. That piece was intended to critique the slow bureaucratic processes related to the well-being of international waters. Meski, along with millions of observers, was stunned by the unwillingness of U.S. authorities to sacrifice assets and manpower toward immediate rescue operations.

All of Meski's works in the October show are inspired by current global events. The show is a collection of mixed media art on canvas, combining driftwood, shells and other objects collected from various sea shores of the United States.

October Members' Exhibit In addition to Meski's solo exhibit in Gallery 1, Gallery 2 features member artists' work that has not been shown before at the Foundry and is available for purchase. Come meet our artists at the Dupont Circle First Friday Gallery Tour on Oct 7, 6-8pm.

The Foundry Gallery has been bringing local artists and art lovers together since 1971. We are located at 1314 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Regular Hours: Wed - Fri 1-7pm, and Sat & Sun 12-6pm. For an exciting array of new work by an exceptionally talented group of artists, please be sure to visit the Foundry Gallery regularly.

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