Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MPA: Exhibition Opening Thursday Night!

Seth Rosenberg:  The Cleveland Years
Emerson Gallery

Opening Reception and Talk
Thursday, September 15,  7 - 9pm

This very special exhibition is the only opportunity for those in the Washington area to see the abstract paintings and prints completed by Mr. Rosenberg during his final years in Cleveland.
Seth Rosenberg lived, worked and painted in Washington DC for more than 20 years where he and his wife, Jane, operated District Fine Arts, a frame shop and gallery. In 2005 they moved to Cleveland. He died of a heart attack in September 2009 at age 57. Rosenberg's four years in Cleveland proved to be a time of tremendous artistic growth.

Seth Rosenberg:  The Cleveland Years is organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and curated by Margo Ann Crutchfield.  The exhibition was generously underwritten in Cleveland by Miller Goler Faeges LLP.
Accidentally On Purpose:
Paintings by Carolyn Case
Atrium Gallery

These intricately layered abstract paintings by Baltimore artist Carolyn Case inspire further study on the part of the viewer, a looking into as well as a looking at. Paint is built up layer upon layer, and the fluid nature of the medium is highlighted. As the title of the show suggests, process is prominent in these works, and although much about them seems the result of happy accident, the intention of the artist is equally apparent. As the artist aptly says, “even within the realm of chance it is difficult to escape yourself.”

Encaustic Paintings by Georgia Nassikas
Ramp Gallery

Working in a studio that overlooks rolling hills, gardens and woods, McLean artist Georgia Nassikas absorbs the natural world that surrounds her. Rather than depicting the landscape in a direct or straightforward way, it is the atmosphere and the energy of the environment that finds its way onto her canvases. Whether it be the tension of gathering clouds, the rhythm of the surf or the hum of the bee hives right outside her studio, Nassikas has found a way to trans- fer this energy to her atmospheric studies of color, shape and place.

Seth Rosenberg Panel Discussion
Wednesday, OCT 12, 7 pm
Moderated by Independent Curator J.W. Mahoney, a distinguished panel will discuss the life and work of Seth Rosenberg.
Call or email for reservations.

McLean Project for the Arts  •  1234 Ingleside Avenue  •  McLean, Virginia 22101
Phone 703-790-1953 

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