Thursday, January 06, 2011

Art Openings DC

Kyan Bishop @ Hillyer Art Space
Jan 7 - Jan 28, 2011 
Opens Fri., Jan 7th, 6pm-9pm  
ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation  
Artists' Talk:  Sat. Jan 15 at 1:00 pm  
Kyan Bishop's sculpture and installation work is often built by creating accumulations of simple, yet expressive forms that seek to provide an enriched understanding of the human experience. While at times highly referential in nature, Bishop views her work as an intimate exploration of space and time as well as a reflection upon our rapidly changing landscape.

Leah Appel: Southern Aperture  @ Hillyer Art Space
Jan 7  - Jan 28, 2011
The images in the Southern Aperture exhibtion are shot with a Holga camera, darkroom printed, then toned with an antique process called Berg printing to give them the earth colors that embody both the beauty and grittiness of the real South.

Guest juror, Barbara Liotta
Jan 7- Jan 28, 2011
Showcasing the work of Ellen Weiss, Lauren Kotkin, and Craig Kraft.The selected pieces will be shown @ Hillyer Art Space's newly revamped Members' Gallery.


Washington Winter Show Celebrates 
"Georgetown: Over 200 Years of Style" 
Jan 6- 9, 2011 @ the Katzen Arts Center
The Washington Winter Show will take place on Jan 6 - 9, 2011 at the Katzen Arts Center at American University. The theme for the 2011 show is Georgetown: Over 200 Years of Style. The antiques and fine arts event features over 40 premier dealers from the U.S. and Europe and draws over 6,000 attendees. A different event will be held each day of the festival, including an opening night party, lecture and buffet luncheon, jazz night, appraisals, and a tasting of dishes from Georgetown restaurants during the final show date.
For more information about the event, visit

Studio Gallery "The Magic of the Melting Pot: Immigration in America" 
Jan 5 - 29, 2011
Opening reception: Fri., Jan 7, 6-9 PM.  
Author Talk: Steve Roberts, Wed., Jan 12: 7 - 8:30 pm
Artist Panels: Wed., Jan 19 and Thurs., Jan 20: 7 - 9 pm
Painters, pacifists, revolutionists and dreamers have all contributed to the beauty of art and culture
in America. Studio Gallery applauds the unique American spirit in this show featuring the diverse work of artists all informed or influenced by the immigrant experience.

OPENING NIGHT for POLAROID: The Retrospective
Thursday, Jan 6 at 6:30pm - Jan 7 at 2:30am
 "Exposed: The Polaroid Retrospective" is an exhibit dedicated to the world of Polaroid and instant film photography, with over one thousand images being displayed by local photographers. All images being used were taken with retro instant-film cameras of different styles."
SOVA is a locally owned coffee and wine bar located in the heart of the Atlas District/H Street Corridor. With a full bar, plenty of space for performing acts and a charming interior SOVA has quickly become one of the major staples of the H Street scene. 
SOVA, 1359 H St. NE, Washington, DC 202-397-3080 

Suzannah Vaughan: Tracing Form
Jan 7 - Feb 12, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 7, 6-8pm
Artist talk: Thursday, Jan 20, 12:30-1:30pm
Suzannah Vaughan’s Tracing Form will feature a luminous string installation in juxtaposition with a new series of glass and cement sculptures. This is the second exhibition by a contemporary Irish visual artist that Flashpoint Gallery has presented in conjunction with Solas Nua, one of Flashpoint’s resident organizations.

"Celebrate Gay Marriage" January show at the Foundry Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, Jan 7, 2011, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Art work for the show was selected based on its ability to visually represent "same" sex marriage. The show will run from January 5, 2011, through January 30, 2011. 

Of special interest is that well known art historian Dr. Jonathan Katz who co-curated the "Hide and Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, which forced the removal of one of the pieces in the show, will deliver a lecture on Saturday Jan 15, 2011, at the Foundry Gallery starting at 4:00pm. 202-463-0203.

"Saturnalia" at Irvine Contemporary
Saturday, January 8 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Irvine Contemporary presents Saturnalia, a group exhibition of new works by gallery artists. The exhibition will include works by Teo González, Melissa Ichiuji, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Akemi Maegawa, Alexa Meade, Susana Raab, and Kahn & Selesnick.

Bewick's Legacy: Six Contemporary British Wood Engravers
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan 8, 1-4 pm 
Curated by Simon Brett: Neil Bousfield, Harry Brockway, Peter Lawrence, Hilary Paynter and Sue Scullard

Reception and Wood Engraving Demo with American Wood Engraver Rosemary Covey: Saturday, January 15, 1-4 pm

CITY Gallery Presents
Ronnie Spiewak "Leaves, Words & Screens"
Opening Sat. Jan 8, 6-9pm
In Spiewak’s words: “Collage has always been a satisfying vehicle for expressing my ideas and emotions. Scissors and exacto blades are among my most coveted tools, serving in effect, as my paintbrushes. They help create lines and shapes quickly and crisply giving the work the energy I seek.  I am most comfortable when I’m tearing, cutting and pasting paper onto paper. Paper also has a 3-dimensional quality that I’m constantly exploring. Glossy black  ink-saturated magazine paper sings. The color, plainness and usefulness of brown paper give it an earthy quality.

City Gallery, 804 H ST NE Second Floor, Washington DC 20002

 Touchstone Gallery January Exhibition  
Paintings by Leslie M. Nolan
Jan 5 - Jan 30, 2011

Opening Reception, Wine Tasting and Live music:
Fri., Jan 14, 6-8:30 pm
Leslie Nolan's color drenched figurative paintings capture the uncertainties of our world. OFF-KILTER, Nolan's solo exhibit at the newly reopened Touchstone Gallery, conveys the emotional intensity shared by its subjects. 202-347-2787


Works by Magda Watts & Malcah Zeldis: 
January 12 - February 25, 2011 @ Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University, Media & Public Affairs Building,
2nd Floor, 805 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20052

Last Chance Closings

Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy @National Gallery of Art East Building
Through January 9
Bizarre yet scientifically accurate, 16 examples of the fantastic composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo are exhibited together for the first time in the United States. Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer, small bronzes, illustrated books and manuscripts, and ceramics provide a context for Arcimboldo's inventions, revealing his debt to established traditions of physiognomic and nature studies.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Through January 9, 2011 
The first major retrospective features more than 70 paintings, textiles, and sketches from the pioneering African American artist’s 75-year career.

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