Tuesday, August 23, 2011




new paintings by

Exhibit Dates: Aug 31 - Oct 02,2011
Opening Reception: Sept 02, 6-8 PM
Location: 1314 18th St, NW
Hours: Wed-Fri 1-7 pm, Sat/Sun 12-6 pm

A love for life's colors, an appreciation for objects and painting tools with character and a respect for composition and dynamic tension find their way into the artist's paintings.

A wild variety of brushes, pieces of torn discarded drawings, neglected studies and street finds get a second chance on life, making it onto the canvas and taking the artist on a unique journey.

The result opens a window in how Julia Latein-Kimmig interprets her mix of what is obvious to the eye as well as to what is easily passed by and overlooked.

The artist dedicates 50% of the artist share of sales to Somalia famine relief.

September Members' Exhibit. In addition to Latein-Kimmg'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 Sept 02, 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.

Become a Member! We are currently accepting new member applications. For more information about the Foundry Gallery, our artists, or how to become a member, please visit our website at www.foundrygallery.org.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Studio Gallery: Intern Review

Amy B. Davis

It's grotesquely pure and lucid. Amy B. Davis's "Lydia" is a portrayal of a figure, sitting upright and is of no distinct detail as it fades into the background. Although faceless and obscure, it embodies moments of tradition with its painterly force, but also advocates for more than the simple aesthetics of beauty and attraction. Its biomorphic and organic shape of a head defined by a deep red can suggest an intimate nature and concealed sense of a perishable life. It represents the beginnings of a solidified reality with its imitation of the most basic forms. Moreover, it feels as if this painting transcends both time and space as a person inhabiting such a state can neither feel the physical and emotional consequences of imminence and proceeding time. Perhaps, it is a longing of the artist to be in such a place where compliance to immortality is both elementary and facile.

Priscilla Son
University of Virginia '13

Swiss Style: Fashion and Jewlery Design

Opening reception Friday, September 16, 6:00-8:3 PM featuring wine from Geneva.

Come to the Alex Gallery, from September 16 to October 14, to experience contemporary fashion and jewelry designs from 10 top graduates of the Geneva University of Art and Design/ Haute école d’Art et de Design Genève. This institution, one of Switzerland’s most prestigious design centers, continues the Swiss search for quality which has earned the country a solid reputation for perfectly functioning and fresh design.

The collection reflects diverse design talent, with items ranging from gowns to casual wear, footwear and jewelry. These inventions play with unique materials, illustrating techniques that mix know-how and new technologies. Many of the pieces were created for big name designers including the Martin Grant fashion house in Paris and the Brazilian shoe brand, Melissa. Outfits worn by the Swiss Pavilion guides of the World Expo Shanghai will also be on display. A projection will show the latest runway show of the Geneva University School of Art and Design, as well as varied student design creations.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Studio Gallery Intern Review

I Spy an Illusive Piece of Art

Elena Stamberg's mixed media piece “Green Alternative to Corporate Jets” is like an I Spy book. The reader (or viewer in this case) must find a gigantic flying moth, enormous flowers sprouting from the ground, and three mischievous women. Among the teal and purple polka dotted grass, the viewer has to spot a lama hidden between a row of zebras. Next to find are the eight dissolving white rims of dust* in the pale yellow and silver sky. Finally, the viewer must search for 15 orange X marks in the lower foreground of the canvas piece. The I Spy-like art is intriguing and youthful. It's blue animalistic prints on the left hand side and whimsical green shapes add to the chaotic themes of the piece. This is, without a doubt, one of the best pieces of art in the Unseen All-Member Show.

Sarah Botzer
Pratt Institute 2015

Studio Gallery Intern Review

Every time I look at Ray van Santen's ceramic sculpture "Blue-green Sphere" it reminds me of my childhood. It reminds me of the old baby toy from the 1990s that looked like a ball with colorful knobs on it that vibrated. I remember being mesmerized by the movement of they simple toy. As I look of the sculpture, I silently wait for it to start vibrating and bounce off the table. Also, the blue-green color makes me reminisce about going to the beach and diving into the blue-green water of the ocean, the bumps on it also remind me of the waves crashing against the rocks on the shore. The different values of blue and green look like the salt water of the ocean has crashed against the shore so much that it created washed out spots on the rock. Ray's beautiful use of texture really brings this piece to life and evokes a lot of emotion to me. It also brings out a strong urge to touch the piece to feel how the bumps spread out at different points. Ray van Santen's pieces always remind me of something from my childhood and bring out a small smile on my face. While "Blue-green Sphere" reminds me of an old toy, her other piece "Dreamtime #6" remind me of giant chocolate kisses. Be sure to see these pieces at Studio Gallery's First Friday August 5th from 6-8pm.

Asia Reynolds
Virginia Commonwealth University

Studio Gallery First Friday: Unseen

Studio Gallery's all member show, Unseen, brings together the different and stunning styles of our artists. It is our last show before the gallery's doors close for the summer so be sure to stop by! This show combines a range of mediums such as paintings, photography, mixed media, sculptures, and even an elaborate installation. The pieces come in different sizes, from Harriet Lesser's small piece "Here and There" to Brian Kirk's bold sculpture "Summer Squashman". The sculptures are all different shapes and sizes, Trish Palasik's "Torso" depicts a torso that is bending, which creates movement. Jacqui Crocetta's eerie mixed media piece "Gestation" looks like a black cocoon filled with multicolored balls that appear like eggs. One of the brightest pieces in the show is Nancy Frankel's wood and acrylic sculpture "Ode to Color", the geometric tower holds brightly colored cubes that are very appealing to the eye. Iwan Bagus' out of the ordinary series "Displaced Objects" is always an eye catcher in the gallery, his image "Displaced Objects 06" is of a tree and a deer head tied to the side of it. The different yet harmonious objects brilliantly share the space. Although these are all striking pieces, artists like Andrew Acquadro, Jan Villem van der Vossen, and Freda Lee-McCann will definitely broaden your idea of art with their pieces. Be sure to come by the gallery to see the art, talk to the artists, and pick up a brochure that list all of the pieces in the show and give a brief history of the gallery. See you there!

First Friday:
August 5, 2011

Studio Gallery
2108 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20008