District Fine Arts presents “Summer Solstice” a group show of contemporary art from the United States and Turkey.
JUNE 23RD – JULY 14TH, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday June 23, 2007 5-8 pm
Featuring an acoustic set by Brad Radish
Connie Fleres – sculptor & painter. Encaustic painting was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 CE. The churches in the 6th Century had icons which were painted in encaustic. My work is about reflection and surface. Working in encaustic lends a shimmery, reflective quality that I am interested in. I also feel a connection to the sculptural quality of wax that you get working in encaustic.
William Goodman IV – painter. William also known as Enhanced Mixture is a Jackson, MS native and has been an artist since his elementary years. He uses paint primarily united with experimental mediums on canvas. He lives and breathes his art every single day as a full time artist. His current focus is creating large scale murals and private commissioned work across the country.
Paula Lantz– painter. Reflecting and responding to the nature and drama of the mysteries in our personal, emotional and spiritual life experiences, my art has evolved through the use of abstraction. Created to visually breathe life into each painting, my visual language taps into personal and intuitive elements important to my work: color improvisations, simple forms and composition, as well as the abstract quality of the encaustic surface itself.
Lida Moser - photographer/artist. Lida discovered a passion for drawing in 1991 and contributes these pastels from her nude series.
Civan Oz. – photographer. Civan is a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C. In 2001, when he started college in Turkey, he discovered his passion for the camera at the UFAT photography club. He has shown his pictures in various solo and group exhibitions.
Seth Rosenberg – painter & photographer. Seth contributes a series of digital floral prints.
“Flowers are primary and glorious.
They are fragrant pieces of delicate architecture.
Flowers represent beauty, power, and mystery.
Flowers resonate with something deep in our core.
They take us in.
They intoxicate us.” S.R.
Ginger Williams – painter. Ginger works as a portrait artist, freelance illustrator, and graphic designer in Jackson, MS. Her approach to expressing the figure ranges from gestural, realistic, to caricatural at times. She rarely produces work without a figure because the complexities of the human body, mind, and spirit fascinate her.
District Fine Arts
1726 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007