I headed out to Hillyer Art Space to see Washington Color School and its Influences: Selections from the Artery Collection, which opened tonight in conjunction with the city-wide ColorField remix program led by the Kreeger Museum. The exhibition features four artists who originally showed works in the "Washington Color Painters" exhibit at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art in Washington, DC in 1965; these include Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, Thomas Downing, and Paul Reed. Added to the mix of first generation color field painters are Willem de Looper, Alma Thomas, and Anne Truitt. While each of these artists is much more than a contributor to, or descendant of, the Washington Color School, they are eternally linked in their emphasis on color and light."
Also showing is the Nordic Visions Exhibition. Masterful landscape and figure work by painters. "Northern Light/Nordic Visions," introduces audiences to the realist painting revival happening in Scandinavia and the U.S. by Nordic painters. The four painters in this exhibition are united by their excellent craftsmanship, the emotional power of their work, and their visual links to Nordic light, landscape, culture, and art history. Each painter originates from a different Nordic region and represents a different approach to realist painting."
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW,
Washington, DC, 20008, USA