Summerford Legacy April 1 - May 28, 2017

Painting of an urban scene showing the rusted doors and staircase outside an electrical substation

Martin Kotler, Power From Above (2014). Courtesy of HEMPHILL Fine Art.

Abstract work. On a black background run slanted blue field, set off by thick green and yellow lines, thin red lines, and small red dashes.

Willem de Looper, Homage to Klee – Dyptich, 1984. Acrylic on board, 60 x 80 in. Courtesy of Frauke de Looper.

A spare white wooden table and chair, lit from the back right, sit on a black background. On the table, on top of a crumple white cloth, sits a vase with a few stalks of seedpods inside it.

Ron Haynie, Table and Chair with Vase of Seed Pods, 1973. Acrylic on canvas, 47 x 47 in. Collection of Michael K. Haynie.

Exhibition Description

Ben L. Summerford (1924-2015) taught at American University's Department of Art from 1951-1987. All of the artists in Summerford Legacy studied under Professor Summerford and took different aspects of his teaching to heart. Some stayed close to their artistic roots in AU's Department of Arts, and some used those roots to support far-flung but personal explorations. All of the artists exhibit the artistic integrity embodied by their teacher, and approach their art as an act of discovery.  

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