Tuesday, March 02, 2010

California Dreamin' / GALLERY 25 @ GALLERY 10

March 3 – March 27, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, March 5, 6-8 p.m.

Lynne Anderson Brit, charcoal, pastel, gesso on wood, 9” x 10”

Gallery 10 hosts artists from Fresno CA's preeminent cooperative gallery, Gallery 25. The offerings of Gallery 25's artists run broad and deep―from the evocative presence of Robert Weibel's exploded-gunpowder prints, the serene power of Karen LeCocq's found-object assemblages, to the slightly unsettling beauty of Lynne Anderson's pastel and charcoal portraiture (shown)―and reflect the gallery's identity as a place of dynamic creativity and interaction. Area critics writing in the Fresno Bee have praised Gallery 25 exhibits as “plush, strong, marvelous display of some of the area's most creative talent...[a] feast of a show” (Felicia Matlosz, re: Alchemy show) and “a full-blooded, exciting, memorable experience...that reflects admirably on its curator (Donald Munro re: Assemblage show curated by Karen LeCocq).

Lynne Anderson, Rebecca Barnes, Shannon Bickford, Lylia Forero Carr, Donnalee Dunne, Edward Gillum, Carol Hartman, Joy Johnson, Kris Kessey, Karen LeCocq, Diran Lyons, Nanete Maki-Dearson, Mary Maughelli, Trude McDermott, Linda Kay Papadakis, Jerrie Peters, Norma Rogers, Valerie Runningwolf, Anne Scheid, Joan Sharma, Barbara Van Arnam, Robb Weibel

Gallery 25 was founded by Joyce Aiken as an outgrowth of the feminist art movement of the 1970s. Then a professor at California State University, Fresno, Aiken directed the second Feminist Art Program (the first was led by Judy Chicago), which focused on women creating art out of their experiences as women. The gallery began accepting men as members in 1989, and moved to its present space in 2005.

Gallery 10
1519 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Dupont Circle

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