Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Opening at New Gallery /Adah Rose Gallery

Adah Rose Bitterbaum is opening a contemporary art gallery in Kensington, Maryland and would love for you to come to the opening of the inaugural show on September 10! She has worked as the Director  of the Studio gallery in Dupont Circle and as an Independent curator for almost four years. Ms. Adah Rose's new gallery space is a part of a burgeoning arts community in the DC metropolitan area. Her focus will be primarily on DC, Maryland and Virginia artists and a variety of art students from area colleges and universities. The inaugural show at Adah Rose Gallery features the work of artists Lori Anne Boocks and Elizabeth Grusin-Howe.
 "Mysteries of Space and Place" 
Lori Anne Boocks and Elizabeth Grusin-Howe
Sept. 7-Oct. 9, 2011
 Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 10 6-9 p.m.
The Opening will be a lot of fun with music, 
excellent food and of course.....wonderful art.

 Lori Anne Boocks

Ms Boocks, a painter, is the keeper of stories. The act of remembering and sharing stories is a powerful influence for Ms Boocks. Just as the passage of time creates layers of experiencing — the remembering of an event, the misremembering of it, the distancing, the forgetting are all important pieces in her process and thinking. In her paintings, text serves as both subject matter and the basis for mark-making. Texture for each piece comes from her hands, brushwork, and a subtractive process where layers of poured washes are added to the surface, then partially removed with cloth. Ms Boocks received her BFA in Art from Old Dominion University and was awarded a recent solo show at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick Maryland. She has shown extensively in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Elizabeth Grusin-Howe
Ms Grusin-Howe, a print maker, also uses layering in her one of a kind prints that revel in the splendor, decay and serenity of Venice. In layers of paint, metallic pigments and waxes, she builds layer upon layer reflecting the experiences of the city itself and the intrigue and stories implicit in such a mysterious place. Ms Grusin-Howe received her BA in Art and Art History from the University of Maryland and has studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She has shown extensively in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Images courtesy Adah Rose Gallery

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Ave
Kensington, Md 20895
Fri-Sun 12-6 and by appointment.

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