Friday, May 01, 2009

Aboriginal Bark Paintings at Hemphill Fine Arts

Express Night Out | Arts & Events
"Bark With Bite: Aboriginal Bark Paintings

During the Wet: Aboriginal Bark Paintings
THERE'S NO DOUBT that for its current show, Hemphill Fine Arts is stepping outside of its comfort zone. Far from local fare, the exhibition instead looks to Australia Aboriginal bark paintings from the Western Arnhem Land in 'During the Wet: Aboriginal Bark Paintings From Western Arnhem Land, Maningrida' — a challenge for any gallery space in Washington.

'From time to time, we look for shows that will put us outside the parameter of what we're familiar with,' says gallery owner George Hemphill. 'I became very interested in the idea that we were dealing with artwork that was very contemporary in its sensibility.'

Article HERE. Written by Express contributor Danielle O'Steen

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