Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Please Join Us for a Meet the Artists Reception: Organic- Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand


Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand
Show dates: May 1 - August 17, 2019

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 1, 5:00-8:00 PM

1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
Anne Marchand, Sanctuary, 48 x 48"

Red TowerPortal, and Lunar by Nancy Frankel
SanctuaryBorysthenis, and Laps de Temps by Anne Marchand

1111 Pennsylvaina Ave Open: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm, 
Saturday, 8 am-4 pm (On Saturday knock and a guard will let you in)
For more information: Tel: 202-783-2963, Email: art@zenithgallery.com

Working in an array of media, Nancy Frankel has found her niche in sculpture. She describes her work as "organic geometry," where she combines her love for natural forms with architecture. This produces an exploration into the deeper meaning of the materials rather than on a surface level. "Space, either encapsulated or activated, and a sense of balance, precarious yet centered, are integral to my work." Working since 1950s, Frankel has established her importance as a women sculpture in the DC art scene.

From New Orleans, Anne Marchand has been surrounded by color her whole life, it is no coincidence that her painting's focus is on the interplay of colors. Initially inspired by the Hubble telescope images of outer space, her paintings emulate the same energy from nebulae and galaxies. While the paint flows organically, Marchand has a geometric foundation to her paintings. "These works invite the visual vibration in the eye of the viewer, along with their sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination." Anne Marchand has been a force in the DC art scene since the 1970s and has a traveling exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia, and the Mary Harden Cultural Arts Center in Gadsden, Alabama.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


APRIL 26 - JUNE 30, 2019​

Opening Reception: April 26 at 7:30 pm 

followed by a video presentation in the Planetarium of Marchand's work and a special Sky Over Macon show.

Museum of Arts and Sciences 

4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210
RSVP - Members Free 

The vibrant large-scale abstract paintings of Anne Marchand are alive with shifting space, moving color, and animated lines. Marchand’s abstractions reflect a range of perspectives: images of deep space, views from airplanes and automobiles, perceptions of natural and man-made textures and patterns, along with their emotional resonances, all distilled together. During the process of painting, a new insight is released, which the artist relates to the poet Garcia Lorca’s vision of duende – the soulful response to a work of art, infused with earthiness, the irrationality, and existential vulnerability.
Marchand’s abstractions developed after years of experimenting in paintings with acrylic mediums and interference and pearlescent pigments. With these materials, qualities of radiance and light became active metaphors reflecting an inner state of being. Images of planets from the Hubble telescope inspired the painter to introduce circular imagery into her work. The nebulas and galaxies suggested biological structures, and Marchand realized the connection between space and the body as manifestations of the same universal energy. Her paintings capture the great sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination.
Images: L-R: Anne Marchand, Blue Sky Opens, 48x48"; Flash, 48x48";  Mirror, 72x72"; Soft Sounds, 48x60"; Elevation, 36x48".
*Marchand Programs funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Wayson R. Jones, Closing Reception - April 7 & Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later

In the Galleries
Wayson R. Jones, Lush:


Closing Reception: Artist and Curator Talk

April 7, 5pm


Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, April 7, 5pm

Artist Wayson R. Jones will be joined in conversation with DCAC's 2018 Curatorial Apprentice Andy Johnson!

Lush: Reinvention presents a small new body of richly textured and brilliantly colored paintings. A departure from Jones’ extensive grayscale work, the introduction of vivid color is a new dialect in his personal visual language. Themes of weight, presence, and beauty emerge through abstraction.

Andy Johnson is a DC-based art historian, curator, and arts writer. He is Director of Gallery 102 at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design; contributing editor at DIRT; and serves on the Curatorial & Sales team for Art on the Vine, hosted by the Agora Culture.

Wayson R. Jones is a painter, musician, and spoken-word artist. He received a degree in music from University of Maryland and later went on to perform with renowned poet Essex Hemphill, as part of Washington DC’s burgeoning Black gay and lesbian arts scene of the 1980s and ‘90s. The two performed across the country, and appeared in works by groundbreaking filmmaker Isaac Julien (Looking for Langston) and videographer Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied, Black Is/Black Ain’t). Wayson’s visual art is informed by these experiences and by an exuberant approach to materiality and process. He has had solo shows at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Arts/Harmony Hall, and the Northern Virginia Community College. His work has been purchased by the DCCAH, the Maryland/National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, MGM National Harbor, and is in private collections in the DC area and nationally.

dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting. 

Image: Wayson R. Jones, Meadows, 2018, (detail) Extra-course pumice gel, acrylic, Flashe on wood panel, 6”x6”x1.5” 

Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later
March 29, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Artist/Curator Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, April 28, 5pm
Artists: David Emerick, Lida Husik, Jenny Jenkins, Sherwin Mark, Darrow Montgomery, Fredrick Nunley, Michael Platt, Beverly Ress, and Greg Staley 
Curators: Philip Barlow & Pat Goslee
Continuing the celebration of DCAC’s thirtieth anniversary, Then/Again remembers the “marathon opening” of DCAC on June 16, 1989. The Corcoran had cancelled the Mapplethorpe exhibition a week before, and there was a hope that this new venue would redress the grievances of a frustrated community of artists and provide a setting to show the diversity of artists working in the District. The idea struck a nerve and crowds waited in lines outside to experience the promise of the new organization. Then/Again includes contemporary work from nine of the sixteen artists from that first show, and recognizes how far both the artists and DCAC have come over the past thirty years.
Image: Greg Staley, Legend, 2016, 41”x 30”