2101 L Street NW, Ste. 800
Hours: By Appointment Only, 202.234.3311.
Aaron Gallery specializes in Abstract Expressionist style with an emphasis on color. The gallery has paintings, sculpture and works on paper by local and national artists. Please visit www.aarongallerydc.com and www.javiercabada.com.
4 Arts Club of Washington
2017 Eye St NW, (202) 331-7282, ext 119. Galleries are free and open to the public Tues-Fri 10-5, Saturday 10-2; please call to confirm hours and availability.
January 6 – 28: Monroe and MacFeely Gallery: Kristin Herzog, abstract acrylics, Blair Jackson, colored pencil drawings, Pattee Hipschen, oil landscapes.
February 3 – 25: Group: F11: Nine behind the Lens. The F11, A Women’s Photography Collective, is comprised of 9 fine art photographers, predominately from the DC area. F11 Photographers: Christine Bernstein, Sheila Galagan, Carol Simons, Blair Jackson, Silvia Gonzalez Roman, Meryl Silver, Jo Ann Tooley, Lillis Werder, and Marisa S. White.
(Validated parking National Parking Garage (on 20th street, between I and K.)
4 Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University, Media &
Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St NW, 2nd floor, (202) 9941525.
www.gwu.edu/~bradyart. Open Tues-Fri 10-5:
Glenn Goldberg: Of Leaves and Clouds: work from N.Y. artist in his well-known forms: mandalas, leaves and stalks, the bird, the dog, the ducky. The work is not only visually enticing, but the devotional quality of his studio practice lends a deeper meaning to his compositions. The 35 works include a number of monumental paintings, small works that debuted his signature forms, and a piece printed collaboratively with students from GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. January 11 – April 14.
Expansive Visions: GW Collections Past, Present, and Future continues at The GWU Museum and The Textile Museum. Selected works trace the university’s history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art. Artists: Brother Thomas, Michael Craig-Martin, Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam, John Jordan, Michael Hosaluk, Sheila Isham, Jacob Kainen, Minnie Klavans, Richard Lahey, Willem de Looper, Herman Maril, Howard Mehring, Jules Olitski, Robin Rose, Susan Roth, Jeffrey Smith, Alma Thomas, Andy Warhol.
Please see our website for more information on our upcoming exhibitions: www.gwu.edu/~bradyart.
2118 – 8th Street, NW,
U Street Metro – Yellow and Green lines
January 4 – 29: Celebrate! 45 Years of Art + 1 year in North Shaw. This all-gallery show of new work by current and former members celebrates the Foundry’s 45th year of operation and its first full year in its North Shaw space. From Craig Moran’s insouciant Bright Spot to alumna Donna K. McGee’s mysterious Hidden Treasure and a great deal in-between, the exhibit will be profuse, diverse and fun.
You’re invited to a birthday party at the gallery. Sunday, January 29, 2-4 pm.
January 31 – February 26: New Members Show. Abstract paintings by new Foundry members Hee Youn Chung and Brian Truesdale.
5 IDB Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Ave NW,
(202) 623-3774, Mon-Fri 11-6 www.iadb.org/Cultural
20 years promoting culture. The IDB Cultural Center has awarded over 500 technical cooperation grants for projects seeking to democratize access to culture.
7 Touchstone Gallery
901 NY Ave, NW, 202.347.2787.
Open Wed-Th, 11-6, , Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 12-5.
January 6 – 29: GALLERY A: What’s Next? Non-juried group show presents a wide variety of artwork created in all media by 90 local artists that responds to the question “What’s Next?”
GALLERY B and C: Looking Back: Across Time and Cultures by Dee Levinson.
February 3 – 26: GALLERY A: UNITY. Touchstone artists focus on harmony in their work: they sculpt, paint, photograph, make collage, form clay, or hand pull their prints into harmonious creations. Look for accord and wholeness whether the focus is color, human relationships, social issues, mathematical oneness, linear qualities, or repetition of design elements. What often eludes society, artists do capture their work.
GALLERY B: METALLICS: Paintings and Prints by Mary D. Ott. New series of paintings and of etchings that feature copper, silver and gold elements.
GALLERY C: Memoryscapes — Blurry Lines III by Steve Alderton. The third in a series of increasingly abstracted landscape paintings. The geometric shapes — created by using sponge rollers and large brushes — hit up against and often overlap each other so as to create a completely blurred sense of nature. Landscapes have been reduced to a pure essence of shapes and colors.
6 Watergate Gallery
Watergate Mall, 2552 Virginia Ave NW
(202) 338-4488, fax (202) 338-4489
Open Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-4.
Light & Movement, thru January 28. Artists have been invited to produce artwork that relates to the theme of light and movement. Artists will provide text explaining how their artwork relates to the theme. A wide variety of art including painting, photography, sculpture and multi-media. Artists participating include: Kevin Adams, Fabiano Amin, Bramman Avery, Fran Beard, Alan Binstock, Terry Birkel, Maria Bouquet, Jeffrey Bussells, Arleen Cheston, Marcela Olivia Dorantes, Joel D’Orazio, Louisa Dugan, Doug Dupin, Jean Eckert, Nancy Frankel, Sarahti Gassmalla, Susan Goldman, Sylvia Gottwald, Eduardo Gyles, J. Ford Huffman, Pilar Jimenez, Dale Johnson, Dennis Kirk, Charlotte Lallement-Klaus, Craig Kraft, Harriet Lesser, Wendy Plotkin-Mates, Kathryn McDonnell, James McMahon, Matt McMahon, Lauri Menditto, EJ Montgomery, Philippe Mougne, Sam Noto, Edwin Nourse, Shane Perry, Heidi Rastin, Alfredo Ratinoff, Mike Shaffer, Jose Varela, Marion Van Ruiten, Richard Weildlinger, Nancy Zabaloieff, Helen Zughaib.
Feb 4 – March 18: Duly Noted Painters – Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone: Modern Affinities – Master works with a contemporary perspective. The Duly Noted Painters met in 2009 while working at The Phillips Collection. Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone are two painters painting as one . Though loosely planned, their work is very spontaneous and always begins both are present. The works in this exhibition are direct references from master painters including Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, and Caravagio.
Artists Talk: Wednesday, February 15 6pm.
At 1429 Iris St., NW call 202-783-2963,
Open, Friday and Saturday 12-6 pm, Daily by Appointment
The Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, M- F, 8 am-7 pm.
Richard Binder & Joan Konkel, thru January 14.
As a medical oncologist who spent more than 40 years caring for patients, Richard Binder has undergone a metamorphosis from caring to creating. He has translated skills learned as an undergraduate in engineering school fabricating working models from metals into creating abstract metal sculpture.
Joan Konkel combines aluminum sheet metal with layers of finely woven mesh to form abstract work that interacts with light and creates a spectacle of color.
Into the Woods, featuring James Butler, Amanda Richardson, and Larry Ringgold. James has worked with perfectly round, square and straight metal for some time. James has worked with perfectly round, square and straight metal for some time. Cornish artist, Amanda Richardson, hand dyes fabrics to create highly detailed applique landscapes, inspired by her beloved flower gardens and Cornwall countryside. Larry Ringgold was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay, growing up crabbing and fishing with local watermen, and always feeling a connection to the Bay. He gathers select pieces of driftwood from the beaches of the Chesapeake watershed and joins pieces to form figures from both natural and mythical worlds, emphasizing life and attitude, while highlighting the beauty of the wood.
Uptown: Zenith Gallery, 1429 Iris St NW:
Something for Everyone: Holiday Cheer, thru January 28. Featuring New Artists to Zenith, James Butler and Larry Ringgold along with a galaxy of Zenith favorites. With so many choices of gifts to purchase during the holiday season, why not make it a memorable one by purchasing a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork that will last a lifetime and can be passed down to future generations.
Creatively We Unite, in Celebration of Black History Month, February 3- March 4. Featuring: Doba Afolabi, Mason Archie, Richard Fitzhugh, Robert Freeman, Cassandra Gillens, Hubert Jackson, Gloria Kirk, Christopher Malone, Ibou N’Diaye, Preston Sampson.