Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Clean Canvas

Corcoran Gallery Director Promises a New Look and a New Mission

There's a splendid article (click title above) in today's WaPo about the Corcoran Gallery's new exhibits and new Director, Paul Greenhalgh By Jacqueline Trescott. I had the pleasure of being invited to the grand opening of redefined and Robert Weingarten: Palette Series on Wednesday night and I must say that I was WOWED by the sheer scope and quality of the two installations. The photographs by Robert Weingarten, who took photos of the palettes of more than 20 artists, including Jasper Johns, Wayne Thiebaud, Ed Ruscha and Chuck Close are stunning in concept and vision, melding the art of photography with abstraction and technology.

Anyone who loves modern art MUST see the survey exhibition, redefined of the Corcoran's modern and contemporary art, most of it from the museum's storehouse. This monumental exhibition includes Washington, DC artists, Maggie Michael and Jeff Spaulding. Paul Greenhalgh promises much to the Washington, DC Art Scene and if this show is an indication of his committment, he has already delivered a quality and focus that breathes excitement and depth into our art scene. Kudos! Great article Ms. Trescott.

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