Monday, June 23, 2014

Artist Talk: Renée Stout and Odinga Tyehimba

Renée Stout and Odinga Tyehimba, Lay Your Hand on the Radio (detail), 2014, 
wood, paint, glass, found technological parts, and metal leaf, approx. 70 x 60 x 30 inches 
Greater Reston Arts Center presents an artist talk with Renée Stout and Odinga Tyehimba examining their current exhibition, Incubator, at the Center. The talk will take place at 7:00pm on June 26 at the gallery, located in Reston Town Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

Incubator is a collaborative project pairing Washington, DC-based Renée Stout with self-taught artist Odinga Tyehimba, who hails from Durham, North Carolina. In addition to a mutual interest in African spirituality and ritual objects, Stout and Tyehimba share a fascination with radio and cell phone towers, electrical generators, circuit boards and other objects representing the transference of power or information. Their unique shrines, diagrams, and machines are informed by sources as diverse as contemporary video games and global sociopolitical events. Suggesting a post-apocalyptic alternate reality, their works beckon us to consider the shifting balance of power in this world, and our direction within it.

Greater Reston Arts Center  12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston, VA 20190, 703.471.9242 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm 


Located in Reston Town Center and celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Greater Reston Arts Center is dedicated to enriching community life by promoting involvement and excellence in the visual arts. Its gallery showcases exceptional emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond; its GRACE Art program delivers art enrichment experiences in over 40 schools regionally, impacting over 20,000 students; and its annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is among the top such events in the country. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Yuriko Yamaguchi at Adamson

detail of Cloud, 2014, hand cast resin, stainless steel wire, brass and copper wire, various sizes


Interconnected: Science, Nature, and Technologies
Interconnected is now extended till Saturday, June 21, 2014. Please contact the gallery with any inquiries.

Review by Mark Jenkins, June 8, 2014

Review by Louis Jacobson, April 24, 2014

Adamson Gallery
1515 Fourteenth Street NW / Suite 301 / Washington DC / 20005

G Fine Arts Opens "Catch & Release," by W C Richardson on June 21

W C Richardson (detail) Loop Fractured Light, 2013, 60 x 60 inches
June 21 - August 2, 2014
Opening June 21, 6-8 pm

G Fine Art is pleased to initiate programming at 4718 14th Street, NW with the exhibition, Catch & Release, by W C Richardson.

Richardson thinks about complex systems and ideas, and expresses them in dynamic color and optically intense paintings. His canvas is an arena for acting, his painting is a complicated process that alternates focus between structure and paint.   The freehand process that Richardson employs, gives priority to paint, resulting in a work that refuses to settle into a single, stable reading.

The series, all created in 2013-2014, explores the interaction of simple rectilinear forms placed at the intersection of countervailing underlying structures.   He begins each painting with a square, orthogonal grid and a few operative rules for the interaction with freehand linear gestures that spiral or curve or otherwise deform the two dimensionality of the grid.   As layers of paint define the rectilinear forms and the ground in which  they are embedded, the operative rules and original substructures become obscured.  The viewer encounters a field of unstable connection and subsets that emerge and dissolve as attention shifts back and forth between part and whole.

Richardson's paintings have always been informed by the history and philosophical implication of the physical and cognitive sciences and mathematics.  The paintings are not however illustrations of principles or demonstrations of scientific or mathematical information. He is most interested in how these ideas become metaphorical and allusive through their embodiment in the abstract forms of the paintings, where image and process are intertwined.

These paintings are physically wholesome and robust.   Painting thrives because it is one of the most immediate means to self expression.

Richardson received his MFA from Washington University, St Louis and his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is currently Chair of the Department of Art and Professor of Painting at the University of Maryland, College Park.

His work has been featured in 21 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in museums and galleries in the US, Europe and the Mid East.

G Fine Art
4718  14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Saturday
Noon - 5:00PM
and by appointment

image: (detail) Loop Fractured Light, 2013, 60 x 60 inches

Monday, June 09, 2014

Wayson R. Jones and Dorothy Fall @ BlackRock on June 14

June Gallery Exhibits
Saturday, June 14
Artist Talk by Wayson R Jones | 5:00 pm | Free
Meet the Artists Opening Reception | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Free 

Wayson R. Jones
Black President and
Other Paintings

June 11 - July 3

See below for details

Dorothy Fall
Forest Spirits

June 11 - July 3

See below for details
Main Gallery

Image: Wayson R. Jones, "Covert Surveillance", 2013, powdered graphite, acrylic medium, acrylic, gesso on canvas, 34 x 44 inches.
Wayson R. Jones: Black President and Other Paintings

Exhibit on View: June 11 - July 3, 2014
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 14 | 5:00 pm 
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 14 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Wayson R. Jones' solo exhibition of recent paintings includes his Black President Series with works entitled "Covert Surveillance" and "Throw Your Hands Up." Using a limited palette of black, white and gray mixed from powdered graphite, charcoal and acrylic medium, and a process-driven approach, the artist explores dripping, pouring, glazing and scraping in order to build abstract paintings that also visualize associations between image, memory and emotion.
Terrace Gallery
Dorothy Fall: Forest Spirits
Exhibit on View: June 11 - July 3, 2014
Opening Reception: Sat., June 14 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Dorothy Fall's solo exhibition, Forest Spirits, features new works including large drawings, monotypes and multi-panel paintings with cast paper reliefs exploring woodland scenes of gnarled limbs, rugged tree trunks and jumbled roots spreading their tendrils on the forest floor.
Image: Dorothy Fall, 
"Forest Spectre", 2013, oilbar 
on paper, 34 x 43 inches.
Admission to the Galleries at BlackRock is FREE!

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm*
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm*
*Please call 301.528.2260 to confirm open hours before your visit. 
Galleries are open extended evening and weekend hours when performances and classes are offered at BlackRock. 

Free parking in our parking lot located at the rear entrance of the building or in spaces along the street.
Metro - Take Metro to Shady Grove (red line) and transfer to Ride-On Express Bus #100 (15-minute nonstop service) to Germantown Transportation Center. Walk four blocks to our front door, or transfer to Ride-On Bus Route 97. for more information.


BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

Sidney Lawrence at Baked and Wired through June 17

Sidney Lawrence
Baked & Wired Coffeehouse 
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW (Georgetown), Washington, DC 
through Tuesday, June  17, 2014   

Pictured: Explorer & Grand Tour (detail)

Friday, June 06, 2014

Govinda Gallery's Opening at Gypsy Sally's tonight June 6, 7-9pm

The Washington Post today published a story/interview with Roslyn Har who plays Dr. Alex Schiller, a dominating sex therapist, in her cabaret show "Never Sleep Alone." Govinda Gallery opens an exhibition at Gypsy Sally's to coincide with Dr. Alex's appearance there tonight.

Annual Source Festival

Three weeks of cutting edge theater
 June 6-29th 
Source, 1835 14th Street NW, DC
 (South of the intersection of 14th and T Street NW on the East Side). 

The Washington Post Weekend Guide of things to do and online Going Out guide provides a good summary of the Festival plays, all total 24.

Of note, is a full length play by an African American playwright, Nathan Allan Davis, called “Dontrell: Who Kissed the Sea” about a young man struggling with the loss of his ancestors in the Middle Passage.  

23 other play options (3 full length plays, 18 ten minute plays and 3 artistic blind dates).  Check out schedules and ticket prices ($20 or less) here:

Monday, June 02, 2014



JUNE 12-JULY 13, 2014 

Skateboarding, Rock and Roll, Comic Books, Anime, Jazz, Pop Music, Fashion, Street Art and Architecture have all served as influences in the art and music of Matt Corrado. Matt is an interdisciplinary artist whose exhibit includes a site specific ambient sound installation incorporating many influences from the world of popular culture. The exhibit also examines the many cultural contexts of the idea of "Wavelengths". A wavelength can be a measure of the distance between repetitions of a shape or sound. It includes peaks, valleys and a variety of modulations, all evident in Matt's work. The sound installation incorporates dialogues and monologues of people discussing wavelengths on a scientific level as well as on a linguistic and cultural one. "Are we on the same wavelength" has come to mean a sense of sympathy, empathy and rapport..all themes in Matt's visual and musical work. Matt composed music for and played on the sound installation and is joined by the musical talents of Sean Gaiser and Jarrett Nicolay. The exhibition also includes paintings and drawings exploring themes of hype, integrity, humor, discipline, money, truth and parenthood.

Matt Corrado graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work ranges from fine art, illustration and digital media. Matt is a musician. composer, music promoter and part owner in a recording studio. Matt has designed clothes, curated art, shown in numerous exhibits, created murals, managed bands, recorded music and is a true Renaissance Artist of our times. Matt's generation has embraced technology and with it the ability to perform and create across disciplines and to appeal to a broad idea of what is art.

Adah Rose Gallery 
3766 Howard Ave 
Kensington Md 20895