Summer 2013 Exhibitions
Opening June 15, 2013
Tim Tate: Sleepwalker
Tim Tate is Washington’s best known contemporary glass artist, but his latest work has moved toward video installations. Rich in symbol, metaphor, movement, and mystery, videos, like dreams, enable us to participate in another reality and, through that participation, to be transformed. Hidden within is the latent content which will give the viewer an understanding of what is happening in the mind of a dreamer. Featuring collaborations with Pete Duvall and Richard Schellenberg.
Raya Bodnarchuk: Form
Raya Bodnarchuk’s sculpted animals and people are beautifully and carefully observed, the mature work of a master of many different media. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design and the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Bodnarchuk has been a major artist and an influential mentor in Washington for forty years.
Kitty Klaidman: Beneath the Surface
Recent mixed media paintings by Washington, D.C., artist Kitty Klaidman. In these paintings, richly colored acrylic pigment is applied on wood panels covered with molding paste that has been incised with organic patterns. They are then highly glazed. The over-all effect is to make explicit the subtle rhythms and tensions in seemingly static natural settings.
Nan Montgomery: Opposite and Alternate
Recent oil paintings by Washington, D.C., artist Nan Montgomery. Throughout her career, Montgomery’s basic signature has been the use of color as communication, the interest in the painted surface and a minimalist aesthetic. The large fields of color are painted with many color overlays using a small brush.
Chester Arnold: Accumulation and Dispersal
As evidence of an artistic ambition and moral commitment to the human experiment, these paintings celebrate living and art-making and accumulating in a most visible and accessible way while juxtaposing the complexity, ingenuity, and wastefulness of modern civilization.
Washington Art Matters: 1940s-1980s
This exhibition tells the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. Some 80 artists were selected to represent what was best of Washington art over five decades. This documentation is based upon the book Washington Art Matters: 1940-1990, written by Jean Lawler Cohen, Elizabeth Tebow, Sidney Lawrence, and Benjamin Forgey.