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Monday, June 14, 2010

Of Itself: Medium as Message

Of Itself: Medium as Message
June 17 through August 1
Artists' Reception / Saturday, June 19 4 to 6 pm (free)
Left to right, top row: Michael Fitts, Skull, oil on scrap metal, 26" x 31"; Christian Benefiel, 5 Lb. Drawing, rust on canvas, 36" x 84"; J.T. Kirkland, Polyclear_021, Padauk and Yellowheart, polyacrylic on birch plywood 12" x 11" x 0.75"; Kim Manfredi, (Represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD) For Franz West, enamel on board, 24" x 24"; Kevin Kepple, Skin III minor,
glue medium, ink and varnish on panel, 12"x8"; Joanne Kent, First Thaw, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"; Laurel Lukaszewski, Tranquility, black stoneware , 9" x 9" x 3.5."

Using traditional media such as paint, wood and clay; as well as the non-traditional including rust, glue, and scrap metal, the nature of the media itself is given a voice through the works of Christian Benefiel, Michael Fitts, Joanne Kent, Kevin Kepple, J.T. Kirkland, Laurel Lukaszewski and Kim Manfredi. The show is curated by J.T. Kirkland and Twig Murray.

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035 / nvfaa.org

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