Juxtapositions of pattern shape and subject. Surprising applications of layered color in lush, sometimes lurid, sometimes subtle compositions. Smartly balanced referential and non-referential configurations. These are some of the "Transpositions" of Edith Kuhnle's new work. If there is any subject, then that subject is bold, iconic, succulent organic forms, constant companions in the artist's painting for years. As Georgia O'Keefe once said, "I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."
Deep aubergines, midnight greens, intense teal shades and rich mahoganies that glow despite their hues are characteristic of Kuhnle's work, imbuing the work with authority and gravity. Working on single and multiple canvases and on arrangements which balance one composition against another in diptychs and triptychs and other multiple panel arrangements, Kuhnle arranges compositions as complex and elegant as symphonies.
Addison/Ripley Fine Art has presented exhibits of work by Kuhnle for more than 25 years and seen the evolution of her skill as her poise and ambition filled larger canvases and more challenging compositions. Her work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, in the collections of several United States Embassies including Cote d'Ivoire and Colombia.
The artist's commissioned work hangs in the Washington Convention Center and the Reagan National Airport. Kuhnle's paintings have been shown in multiple US galleries, and the Meridian International Center toured her work in museums throughout the Pacific Rim.
Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.
Celebrate Mother's Day with Pinstripes on Sunday, May 11. From 9:30 am. to 3 pm, Pinstripes is serving a special Mother's Day Menu including made-to-order omelettes, wafflelicious waffles, carved prime rib, fresh seafood, delectable desserts and $3 mimosas and $5 bloody marys.
And join Pinstripes Mother's Day Photo contest for a chance to win a party for you and 10 of your friends. Upload your best Mother's Day photos using #PINLOVESMOMS on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email to PinstripesPhotos@gmail.com.
Pinstripes is located at 3222 M Street in Georgetown.
Only a few hops and skips away from art galleries, clothing and shoe shops, and diverse restaurants is a new set of boutique condominiums on 21st Street NW in Dupont Circle. The development offered by Beasley Real Estate is at 1321 21st Street at the juncture of Newport Place.
A preview for Newport 21, a townhouse built in 1921 and now reborn into condos, was held recently as attendees sipped cool drinks and enjoyed the view from the front porch overlooking the streets lined with mature trees.
It’s a people-watching perch with space for a table or two and chairs as pedestrians amble by from nearby world-famous The Phillips Collection. Just around the corner on Connecticut Avenue are restaurants with outdoor seating, frequented by those who compare the area to European-style living.
The six units of modern condos are listed from $409,900 to $899,900. Monthly condo fees range from $140.17 to $350.72. Early buyers already have grabbed several.
Some condominium residences have restored brick walls. All are completely renovated, from the bathrooms to the kitchens to the bedrooms to the living rooms.
Furnishing, art and other interior settings for the open house were created by Nest301.