Charles Krause / Reporting Fine Art
New Work by Chilean Artist Joan Belmar
To Inaugurate ArtatAxis Feb. 11
Feb 11 - March 11. 2007
Cronica. 2006. 14” x 14” x 4”
Come take a look: Sunday, February 11th, 5 to 8 p.m.
ArtatAxis, 1509 Connecticut Ave. NW
Charles Krause: Reporting Fine Art is proud to present the lyrical Mylar constructions of Chilean born, Washington based artist Joan Belmar.Belmar’s translucent sculptures are in the tradition of the abstract wooden boxes created 50 years ago by Louise Nevelson, yet completely fresh and original in their use of color and materials to achieve an almost shimmering effect. Although Belmar’s new work is still relatively unknown in Washington, he was recently nominated by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities as finalist for its prestigious outstanding emerging artist of the year award, to be presented by Mayor Adrian Fenty on March 19th at the Kennedy Center.
One of Belmar’s drawings is included in the District of Columbia’s new permanent collection in the Wilson Building and one of his new constructions has been selected to be auctioned at the Feb. 10th Corcoran/WPA Gala. For “Lenses,” his upcoming exhibit on Connecticut Avenue, Belmar will for the first time play with light to give his work an even more brilliantly translucent quality. Axis, long known for creative installations in its prominent Dupont Circle windows, will be the host location for Joan Belmar's exhibit. A rare example of imaginative and thought provoking Washington window display, the Washington Post has likened the salon's Connecticut Avenue windows to those of Barneys New York. Increasingly artists have had their talents displayed in the tall bay windows of the salon and Axis is pleased to provide exposure for emerging artists. "Lenses" marks the first time Axis has hosted an exhibition.
Belmar’s work will inaugurate ArtatAxis, the District’s newest art space, located in the Axis Salon at 1509 Connecticut Avenue NW. ArtatAxis, which intends to host a series of exhibitions this year featuring emerging artists from the Washington area, is a not-for- profit collaboration with Charles Krause, a long time collector and former foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, CBS News and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. All proceeds from the sale of art work will remain with the artist whose work is displayed in these series of exhibitions.
For more information, call:
202-638-3612 or 202-412-2324