Friday, March 2, 2012

Foundry Gallery: "Black, White and In Between"


BLACK, WHITE AND IN BETWEEN
New Work in Polymer Cl
ay by Fran Abrams

EXHIBITION: Wed, Feb 29 - Sun, Apr 01, 2012
HOURS: Wed – Sun, noon – 6 pm
OPENING RECEPTION:
Fri, Mar 02, 6 – 8 pm
LOCATION:
1314 18th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
CONTACT:
202.463.0203/WEB: www.foundrygallery.org

INFORMAL ARTIST TALK & TOUR: Sat, Mar 10, 1 – 5 pm



ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Fran Abrams' work typically involves color and geometry. Color because the colors of polymer clay can be vibrant in themselves, but also blend like paints. Just as in painting, the proportion of each color in the blend affects the outcome of the resulting color.

For this show, Fran explored only black and white clay and the grays that result from blending the two. Her inspiration came from Washington politics where it seems lately that everything is black or white and there is no in between.

Geometry is involved extensively in her work because each artwork is composed of shapes and, when complete, all of the shapes fit together on the canvas. The black, white and gray geometric shapes create abstract works of art that convey a meaning -- sometimes serious, sometimes humorous -- a communication between the artist and the viewers.

Pieces with titles such as "Opposing Views," "Reaching for Compromise" and "Tower of Babel, circa 2011" are inspired by what's happening, or not, in the Nation's Capital. Others, such as the entirely white piece titled "Snowmageddon," comment on other aspects of the place we live.

Fran has been working in polymer clay since 2000. Her work has been widely exhibited and has won many awards. All of the work in this show is new and has never before been exhibited.

MARCH ALL-MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT

In addition to Fran's solo show in the main gallery, Foundry's Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly exhibited by a unique 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 www.foundrygallery.org and click on Artists. Look for us on Facebook!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS!
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