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Friday, December 02, 2011

"Without Proof. Open Ended" at Adah Rose Gallery

“Without Proof. Open Ended.”
Thierry Guillemin and Amanda Horowitz

On Exhibit through December 18, 2011

Beginning with a single application of his palette knife, Thierry Guillemin draws energy from his inner emotional state and transfers it onto the canvas. Painting for Thierry is an improvisational act with his movements inspired by jazz music and its studied duality of spontaneity and discipline. Each work of art is a unique synthesis of colors and form, often evoking landscapes or cosmic fields, but ultimately abstract. Thierry was born in France, where he studied science and began his career as an aerospace engineer. He has painted for many years and has shown widely in the Washington area, New York, and Montreal. In 2007, he was invited to show at the Florence Biennale.

Questioning the boundaries of materials and mediums, Amanda Horowitz embraces the inherent ambiguity of physical works of art. Her show explores two themes: “Navigation” and “Density for Dim Light.” In the first, she paints on glass and then photographs each painting with a different background environment, thus creating a collaboration between material, perspective, and light in an attempt to explore notions of controls and constants. In the second, hand-felted sheets become “nomads,” or organic sculptures that evoke movement and the ambiguous function of art. Amanda Horowitz was born in Bethesda, Maryland and is currently a third-year sculpture major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Amanda embodies all of the energy and new ideas that are exploding from the contemporary American art scene.

Hours & Location

Friday through Sunday 12-6 pm and by appointment
Open every third Thursday until 8 pm

Located in Kensington's Antique Row, Adah Rose Gallery showcases contemporary art in a variety of mediums

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard AveKensington, Maryland 20895

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