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Zenith Comes of Age: 24 Years on Seventh StreetSuzanne Codi, Julie Girardini, Anne Marchand, Donna McCullough,
Bradley Stevens, Paul Martin Wolff, and Joyce Zipperer
Show Dates: May 1- August 25, 2018
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 23, 5-8 PM
To celebrate 40 years of Zenith Gallery is hosting three different exhibitions at 1111 Pennsylvania Sculpture Space. Each exhibition to represent different locations and eras of Zenith Gallery. Third in the series, 24 Years on 7th Street, represents Zenith Gallery coming of age.
Suzanne Codi, one of the first gallery managers of Zenith Gallery in our very early years, had a studio at Zenith Square. She has a tremendous love of nature, flowers and animals, and her joie-de vivre shows up in all she creates as well as how she has lived her life.
Julie Girardini says about her work "My work is influenced by the journey's we take in our lives.... how we travel from one phase of our life to another. Sometimes it involves a physical move. More often it is an emotional shift. How do we make it feel like home? When do we know we are ready to leave?This is symbolized through my use of iconic forms: boats, nests, houses."
Anne Marchand is inspired by photographs of galaxies and nebulae seen through the Hubble telescope. Marchand finds these images suggestive of a connection between deep space and inner space of the human body, with the same energy throughout the macrocosm and the microcosm.
Donna McCullough, known for her vintage aluminum dresses, plays with the perception of femininity through the dichotomy of her material. Transforming her metal mediums, her dresses "appear feminine and soft while actually maintaining its strength and rigidity-an expression in contrasts and complements".
Bradley Stevens, having copied many works in the National Gallery of art in Washington, DC, pays homage with his museum series. Stevens tell us, "these paintings are my tribute to the great artists who have inspired me and to the magnificent museums that honor them."
Paul Martin Wolff, prefers to sculpt in soapstone allowing him to "work by subtraction rather than addition, as with clay, and provides a never-ending search for the object inside the stone, a communion between artist and object that does not exist with any other medium."
Joyce Zipperer brings to light how trends in fashion often discounts comfort and health issues. Focusing on women's undergarments Zipperer uses metal fabrics, carved stone, and welded steel to convey the changed attitudes and styles which have mirrored our culture, past and present, to address some of these issues.
Show Dates: May 1 - August 25, 2018
Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, May 23, 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20004
Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963
1111 Sculpture Space Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 7pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm
* On Saturday Enter on 12th Street ~ Knock and the guard will let you in *