4 Alex Gallery 2106 R St NW, (202) 667-2599.
Open Tues-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt. www.Alexgalleries.com.
Alex Gallery: Master works from the 1980s and 1990s painted by Lithuanian artist Valius Vytautus. Gallery artists from Europe and the U.S including Jan Beekman, Ingo Glass, Gunter Grass, Gerard Le Roux, Otto Scherer, Linda Touby, and Hans Versteeg.
Gallery A: Nancy Angulo, Patrice Huguier, Alex Lord, Mago, Lynn Mokarski Mauer, Corinne Ranson, Holly Meeker Rom, Jaroslaw Sznytzer, and Yoichi Tamaki.
9 International Arts & Artists’ Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Ct. NW, 202-338-0680, Fax 202-333-0758. email: gallery@artsandartists. Mon 12-5 pm, Tue-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 12-5 pm, Sun 11am-5pm, and by appointment
MARCO BAGNOLI, DOMENICO BIANCHI, REMO SALVADORI. Artworks from the Olnick Spanu Collection, thru July 2.
Hillyer Art Space presents three new exhibitions opening May 5th for Dupont Circle’s First Friday Gallery Walk, featuring the solo exhibitions of Julie Wills and Joseph Crawford Pile, and a special group exhibition, MARCO BAGNOLI, DOMENICO BIANCHI, REMO SALVADORI.
Artworks from the Olnick Spanu Collection. Wills’ Desire and Its Constraints feature collage-based and sculptural works, which are inspired by the tools of desire: wishes, hopes, effort and intention. Pile’s 4×4 Dreams features his ongoing series of bright drawings based on the artist’s exploration in the movement and energy of moving vehicles. In partnership with the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Italian Cultural Institute, there will also be a special exhibition featuring Italian Arte Povera artists from the Olnick Spanu Collection with work by three Italian artists Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, and Remo Salvadori.
2 Marsha Mateyka Gallery
2012 R Street NW, (202) 328-0088. fax: (202) 332-0520, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Thurs-Sat 11-5.
The gallery represents the Estates of Gene Davis and Nathan Oliveira, as well as the work of Jae Ko, Jim Sanborn, Athena Tacha, Nancy Wolf, Kathleen Kucka and others.
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2108 R St NW (downstairs), (202) 232-8734. Wed-Fri 1-6 pm, Sat 11-6 pm, Sunday by appt.
Thru June 17: States of the Union- Trish Palasik. Some of the states of our union at this moment in time. Catalyzed – Sally Kauffman explores common ground where abstraction and figuration coincide in paintings of civil resistance, celebrating the physical and mental strength that empowers people to make their voices heard. Familiar Faces 2 – Trix Kujiper. Each piece seems to have a back story – each viewer comes up with a different one. Some of the three-d figures are a little bizarre, some are spooky, but mostly they are pure fun.
June 21 to July 15: Between Two Worlds, Thierry Guillemin, whose work is reaching the shores of representation after more than a decade of exploring pure abstraction. He is standing unexpectedly between two worlds, from painting energy in movement to painting morning mist in the Catskills. But is there a separation? Isn’t the unknown always alive under the thin layer of the familiar? Is it only the visible that we see?
Silent Light: Gary Anthes. The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital and the Ansonia Copper & Brass factory shaped the lives of countless Americans over decades. Now the hospital and the factory are silent, abandoned, revealing themselves in the pale light that streams through broken windows and missing doors. Anthes’s photos hint at the lives and deaths of people who passed through these places, their triumphs and disappointments, their everyday lives. “I created these images as a tribute to the brave patients and dedicated staff at the hospital, and to the tireless metal workers at the brass factory,” Anthes says. “I look at these scenes and wonder what has become of all these people.”
Inspirations: For her newest series, Suzanne Goldberg captures the rhythms of natural landscapes through photocollage.
Rituals: All Members. A ritual can be religious or personal, jocular or sacred, light hearted or solemn. It can be a personal ritual, one followed by family and friends, or one recognized and practiced on a global scale. They can be practiced daily, once a year, or only around a specific person. These series of actions often play a role in shaping our lives. For this All Member’s Exhibition, the artists of Studio Gallery will delve into the varied rituals we practice and what they say about us.