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Georgetown's Spring Art Walk May 5th

April 25, 2018

The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill will have their Spring Art Walk on Saturday May 5 from 5:00 -8:00 pm. The featured exhibitions this spring include work in a variety of media by American and international artists, as well as a range of curatorial approaches. Interpreting and conceptualizing the world around us – runs through shows of all six galleries. 

Collage by David Bell (Photo by: Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery) Collage by David Bell

Two galleries will have group shows focusing on how artists use particular elements in their work – color in abstract art at Artist’s Proof Gallery and layered imagery at Cross Mackenzie Gallery. Klagsburn Studios is also presenting a group show. The solo exhibits at other galleries will give viewers a chance to consider other artists working with similar concepts. 

 

At Susan Calloway Fine Arts, David Bell  presents a new body of layered works exploring the interplay of materials. Two other artists with solo shows use imaginary structures and creatures in landscapes. At Addison/Ripley Gallery, painter Trevor Young suspends imagined architectural forms in his pieces; while, at Washington Printmakers Gallery, Douglas Bosley shows an imagined world with colonies of micro-robots in his finely detailed mezzotints.

 

The Georgetown Galleries is a group of galleries clustered along Wisconsin Avenue in upper Georgetown. They are Addison/Ripley Fine Arts, Artist’s Proof, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Klagsbrun Studios, Maurine Littleton Gallery, and Washington Printmakers Gallery.  

 


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Karin Broos Exhibition at House of Sweden

April 10, 2018

One of Sweden’s’ most widely recognized artists, Karin Broos, will be presenting her Still Life series at House of Sweden through June 24, 2018 on Saturdays & Sundays from noon until 5:00 pm. FREE admission and guide on site.

 

With her photorealistic portrayals of apparently everyday scenes, she expresses ambiguous sentiments and universal feelings of melancholia and gloom.

 

Karin Broos started her career as an abstract painter after studying at ’s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands before moving on to photorealism. The subjects in her atmospheric works are mainly from her home in Östra Ämtervik, the Värmland countryside, the Fryken lakes, and her own family. These works often portray individuals in her close family, her daughters, her grandchildren, or herself.  Karin Broos’ work also often explores different kinds of interiors and self-portraits, referring to 17th century Dutch paintings and symbolism as well as to contemporary art. In this exhibition, her work is complemented by the inclusion of excerpts from Sara Broos’ acclaimed film Speglingar (Reflections) about a mother-daughter relationship and intriguing artist talks and events relating to Karin Broos’ oeuvre.

 

Curated by: Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde Art Museum and Alma Löv Museum.

House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.


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Tom Meyer at Addison/Ripley Fine Art Now

March 19, 2018

Through April 7, 2018, come by Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery to see Tom Meyer's first art exhibition. 

Meyer, President of Clyde's Restaurant Group, has been referred to as an ‘outsider’ artist. He is indeed a self-taught painter. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas or board, Meyer’s paintings originate from impulses within his soul. His cast of characters that inhabit his paintings give an account of his inner life and his imagination. They tell a story with his themes, “of redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, rejection and love,” as he has described it.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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