Friday, October 07, 2011

Michel Modell and Mariah Anne Johnson at HAL

Opening Reception, Sat., October 8, 6-9pm
Artist talk with Michel and Mariah: Saturday, October 15, 2-3pm—a casual and entertaining Q&A with the artists. Open Sunday, October 16, 1-5pm

Join harmon art lab for the second exhibition featuring paintings by Baltimore artist Michel Modell in the solo space and an installation by DC-based artist Mariah Anne Johnson in the project space.

Michel Modell’s unique watercolor techniques grab you instantly with their large iconic imagery that stays with you well after leaving it. Using social commentary with a humorous stance, her images can shock, delight and tickle a bit.

Michel  has been recognized in numerous art publications, including New American Paintings and has been nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Her work will be featured prominently in the upcoming Art Basel in Miami. 

Mariah Anne Johnson works with layer upon layer of intricately organized sheets of different colors and patterns creating landscapes that are visually stimulating and peaceful. Her work references the nostalgia of home life and remembrance of spaces she has inhabited, including her former studios.

For Mariah, though, the process is also a painterly one. She likens it to the color, line and form that she uses in her works on canvas and paper. Looking at it this way, each room becomes a blank canvas upon which she drapes and layers color creating a new environment that becomes something else for us.

harmon art lab (HAL) is a creative collaboration that ties art curator, artist and viewer into an interactive dialogue of ideas and engagement.

harmon art lab
1716 14th Street NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20009

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