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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

ADDISON/RIPLEY FINE ART presents: NETWORK, a group exhibition

NETWORK 
MAY 4 - JUNE 11, 2011  


ISABEL MANALO   SUZANNE CAPORAEL   RAY CHARLES WHITE   JULIE WOLFE    JACKIE BATTENFIELD   JULIA VON EICHEL   DONALD BAECHLER   KEVIN KEPPLE    FRANK HALLAM DAY   DAN TREADO   AMY LIN   LAURA OWENS   KAY JACKSON   CHRIS MARTIN   JEFFREY SMITH   CAROL GOLDBERG BROWN


NETWORK is a show about interconnectedness, the underlying and overlaid systems that link us socially, digitally, intellectually, physically and aesthetically. As a noun, networking is "interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, esp. to further one's career : the skills of networking, bargaining, and negotiation"., an especially apt description of the role galleries play in their work with artists, collectors and museums.

With references to social media, broadcast stations, transportation and personal relationships, Network, as its name suggests, provides a framework and linkage for the disparate works presented in this exhibition. From new prints by Suzanne Caporael, and Laura Owens, to a suite of prints by Chris Martin, whose comprehensive exhibition opens this Summer at the Corcoran Gallery, from challenging larger scaled multiples by Donald Baechler and Ray Charles White to recently completed prints by Dan Treado, this exhibition provides a visually complex array of two dimensional media. Included works by Carol Goldberg Brown, Kevin Kepple and Amy Lin suggest sophisticated artist imagined systems. Photographer Frank Hallam Day offers a literal interpretation of the Network theme. Kay Jackson, Julie Wolfe and Jeffrey Smith use nature as the stepping off point for their paintings. And the white backgrounds of works by Isabel Manalo and Jackie Battenfield are the lattice whereon each builds their art.

Image: Courtesy Addison Ripley Gallery

Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202.338.5180
www.addisonripleyfineart.com

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