September 11 - October 16
Opening reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 6:00 - 8:30pm
Chamberlain's riotous scenes of nature run amok are fantasies that provide the viewer with an opportunity to abandon the quotidian. His canvases are bursting with color and a dizzying assortment of botanical and entomological subjects. And yet, because they lack any concrete clues about time, place, or even scale, these very figurative works begin to verge on the abstract. Nonetheless, Chamberlain sees the landscape genre in general, and his works in particular, as being linked to the idea of narrative. To that end, he addresses his viewer with tantalizingly meaningful titles such as "Apartment Living", "This is Your Mess", and "Survival Tactics". Chamberlain sees these titles as a way to help to guide the viewer through these environments, and provide the framework for a narrative of their own construction.
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor,
Washington, DC 20009
t202 232 4340