Saturday, June 25, 2016

"Passing Impressions," Stunning Graphite Works on Paper by Lynn Mocarski Maurer

Gallery A is pleased to present “Passing Impressions,” an exhibit by Virginia artist Lynn Mocarski Maurer. Lynn Mocarski Maurer’s extremely detailed graphite drawings explore life through the metaphor of peonies. Life just like these delicately drawn peonies is made up of tiny details. Closer viewing is necessary in order for these details to come to life and form a collective shape. 

Vulnerabilty, 25 x 31, 2015

The initial immediacy of Lynn’s work is very striking but it is only after carefully  observing the works for an extended amount of time that the viewer comes to appreciate the artist’s tremendous effort. Hundreds of hours have been meticulously poured into crafting each of these 12 individual works. The artist has labored tirelessly in order to convey this connection between everyday human life and nature. 

Graphite on paper is just one medium the artist works in. Lynn works in various media. Her last Gallery A exhibit featured still life paintings in oil. 

Lynn graduated with her BFA from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. She has exhibited at numerous venues in the Washington metro area including the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Lord Fairfax Community College. In addition to these exhibitions she has done commissioned work for the Washington National Cathedral.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Michael Francis Reagan: "Ways Of Flying" Opening at Gallery A

Great Blue Heron (Bird Journal Series)
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on Strathmore
23 x 18.5 inches

Gallery A is pleased to announce the return of Michael Francis Reagan. Renowned illustrator and mapmaker, Reagan revisits Gallery A for his second exhibit: “Ways of Flying.” This exhibit will open in October and will feature Reagan’s maps as well as his new Bird Journal Series.

His beautifully meticulous watercolor technique and attention to detail makes Reagan’s maps a must see. Reagan’s use of watercolor breaths life into the land and culture he is illustrating. His maps have been featured in publications including The New Yorker, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Additionally, Reagan's new and breathtaking series of bird paintings were originally inspired by his novella The Bird Dreamer. In this novella the protagonist is a bird artist, inspiring Reagan to draw upon his own imagination and life experiences. According to Reagan, these images evolved into “dream-like visions and memories of my own," reminiscent of his years of travels and adventures all across the world.

For Reagan, his Bird Journal Series represents more than the physical anatomy of flying, feathered beings. He conveys them as supernatural creatures, beautiful, haunting, and ghostly. Viewers are sure to be impressed and moved by these works.

All are welcome to experience Michael Francis Reagan’s “Ways of Flying” opening on Friday, October 3, 2014. Gallery A is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-5pm.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gallery A Presents Nancy Angulo

                           Hoyando (Nodding)

Technique: Bronce a la cera perdida 
Dimensions: 13 H x 19 W x 14 D 
Year: 2010

Once again, Gallery A returns with a stunning exhibit featuring dynamic expression and furious movement. Nancy Angulo
’s powerful sculptures of horses and dramatic abstractions breathe life into the corners of Gallery A. Her exhibit encompasses a desire for change and tangible accomplishments in everyday life.

Angulo’s incredible sculptures of the horse impose trails of inspiration and essences of the intangible divine upon the beholder.  According to Angulo, “Sculpture demands of the artist a deep understanding of the form, accompanied by a sentiment of dominion, to see in the distance and have the ability to make changes that emerge powerfully, grandiosely, fantastic and unique.  It becomes part of our collective memory and reinforces and immortalizes the bronze piece”.
Angulo, a native of Peru, graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Lima in 1999 with the Nazca award for excellence in oil painting. Her professional studies include sculpture, oil painting, drawing, and lithography. Recognized in both private and public exhibitions, Angulo has been exhibited in the Peruvian-American Cultural Institute in Lima, at the Peruvian-British Cultural Association in Lima and at the Annual Drawing Exhibition at the School of Fine Arts in Lima.

Recently, Angulo held an exclusive exposition at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
In 2010 Nancy was accepted into the Biltmore Who's Who, an exclusive society and network of executives and professionals who have excelled in their respective professions. The majority of Nancy's art works reside in private collections in Peru, Spain, Germany, Australia and the United States.

All are invited to embrace Angulo’s stunning sculptures and abstractions. Gallery A is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. For more information, please visit or like us on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mary Boochever at Alex Gallery

Alex Gallery is currently showing works by artist Mary Boochever. She returns to her hometown of Washington D.C. with her exhibition, Crocus Solis, which opened in May and can still be seen in the gallery through the summer.

The exhibit includes paintings and sculpture that reflect her ideals of meditation, minimalism, and color theory. Boochever draws from a range of cultures and traditions to frame her exploration of color in its role as a transformative agent. Her pieces reflect her interest and studies of color systems attached to socio-religious philosophies, which view color as a dynamic principle through which the life of the individual can be affected or transformed.

Guests are called to stop and engage with the painting whether in a self-reflective manner, a transcendent experience, or for an appreciation of Boochever’s mastery of color.

Mary Boochever studied in Munich, Germany at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste under Mac 
Zimmerman, Günther Frühtrunk, and Paul Meyer-Speer. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Suffolk Community College, and at Lacoste School of the Arts in France. Boochever also was a guest lecturer at Yale University. She currently resides in Sag Harbor, New York.

Her book Monograph is available for purchase.

All are invited to come enjoy Boochever’s works. 
Alex Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lux Interna
Oil, linen, gold leaf, and wood
27 x 32

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Scientist Francois Le Gall has First Solo Exhibit

Gallery A is currently showing works by the artist Francois Le Gall, in his first solo exhibit “Multiple States,” closing February 8, 2014. 

Inspired by his international background and work as a scientist working to reduce poverty, Le Gall took his fascination with art to a much bigger scale in 2010 when he began to paint. His work utilizes simple gestures that generate complex visual results--and brilliant abstract imagery. Although Le Gall’s work first, engages the eye, each piece calls the viewer’s imagination to peer into and through the lines to a place that exists within the depths of the works. All are invited to come see the dynamic and forceful works by artist Francois Le Gall.
François Le Gall4V-Bo/Wo/W #2, Acrylic on canvas-paper, 16x20 inches, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013


Corinne Ranson’s series of mesmerizing paintings are being exhibited at Gallery A. The works in her show, “Cerf Volant”, capture the relationship between the known and the unknown. Corrine expertly conveys the comfort of familiarity and the anxiety of mystery by placing collages made out of photographs on backgrounds of random color.  The individual elements - form, color, space, and texture – of the pieces have recognizable qualities. When they are merged together they produce compositions of irrational images that require serious contemplation. By bringing the spirit of both the real world and the metaphysical world into consciousness, Ranson’s intellectual paintings encourage the viewer to develop a deeper understanding of the universe’s transcendental existence.

Corinne Ranson: "Cerf Volant" will be on exhibition through August. Gallery A is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11a.m. - 5p.m.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Judith Judy- “Beyond the Real” presented by Alex Gallery

Alex Gallery is currently showing 35 of Judith Judy’s incredible landscapes.  Local artist Judith Judy has mastered the ability to translate nature’s expressive power onto canvas.  In her show “Beyond the Real,” Judy captures the mystifying feelings of nature’s overwhelming and fantastic beauty.  Judy’s luminous paintings combine layers of oil paints with materials such as gold leaf, to become breathtaking compositions.  While the paintings’ images are grounded in nature, Judy’s scenes transcend their earthly physicality and take on a heavenly aura. 

Judith Judy: “Beyond the Real” will be on display until July 13.  The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11a.m.-5p.m.