American University Museum at The Katzen Arts Center
The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center opened four exhibitions in September.
On view thru October 21: Robert D'Arista: A Portrait
On view thru October 21: D'Arista Legacy: Carlton Fletcher, Lowell Gilbertson, Edith Kuhnle, Dale Loy, Katy Murray, Marci Nadler, Lee Newman, Iris Osterman, Maggie Siner, Jo Weiss, Diane Wilson, and Susan Yanero Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.
On view thru December 16: Jim Sanborn's Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity
On view thru December 16: Finding a Path - Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation
On view thru December 16: Selections from the Artery Collection Visit www.american.edu/
Arlington Arts Center
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) in Arlington, Virginia is exhibiting Open World, thru September 29. Open World features eight contemporary artists and artist teams who engage in world-building through installation, video, digital media, sculpture, and collage. They "create spaces and environments, whether virtual or physical, and invite their viewers to enter into these new worlds.” The exhibiting artists will be Rachel Frank, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Rachel Guardiola, Azikiwe Mohammed, Nicholas O'Brien, Plakookee, Alissa D. Polan, and Stephanie J. Williams.
Image below: Stephanie J. Williams's Pino Ploy
AAC is exhibiting Within/Betweenfeaturing works by Olivia Tripp Morrow & Jen Noone, thru September 29. "Olivia Tripp Morrow’s work addresses the body, memory, sexuality, domesticity, and excess. For Within/Between, she uses found, recycled, donated, and discarded blankets and other domestic materials to create structures that evoke bodies, including spaces within spaces that provide shelter or comfort." Jen Nooneexplores “the relationship between the appearance of a thing, its material make up, and its function. In her sculptures and other three-dimensional works, cement is a decorative element, a structural support, and a container, while makeup, gray clay, house paint, and foam insulation board are combined to create forms and surfaces that mimic cement structures."
Images below: At left, Elizabeth Tripp Morrow's Broken Dishes & Jen Noone's Giving Body
Glenstone, the unique museum of modern art which opened in 2006 on Glen Road in Potomac, Maryland, is expanding and will reopen to the public on October 4. The museum was established by the not-for-profit Glenstone Foundation by Emily & Mitch Ralesin a naturally beautiful environment some 15 miles from Washington. Glenstone assembles “post-World War II artworks of the highest quality that trace the greatest historical shifts in the way we experience and understand art of the 20th and 21st centuries. These works are presented in a series of refined indoor and outdoor spaces designed to facilitate meaningful encounters.” The name Glenstone derives from Glen Road, where the property line begins, and a type of carderock stone that is still extracted from several nearby quarries. Visitors can explore the grounds on their own or join one of several outdoor sculpture tours offered throughout the day. Admission to Glenstone is free but must be scheduled in advance.
Images below - from Left: The Gallery at Glenstone - Photo by Scott Frances and at Right: Glenstone Water Court - Photo by Iwan Baan
is displaying a group exhibition titled Uprooted, curated by Adriel Luis, and a solo exhibition by Jenna North of D.C., through September 30. Uprooted is an all-media exhibition featuring 17 artists from across the US whose work “examines the concept of home and the after effects of leaving one’s home behind.” Jenna North’s The Joan Dare Gallery, “follows Joan Dare, the privileged, albeit sheltered, and latest alter ego of Jenna North. A Senators wife, Joan recently and enthusiastically arrived in Washington DC and spends her days on self-expression through her passion for Broadway musicals, tap dancing, and her love of cultural arts.” IA&Aat Hillyeris exhibitingMicromonuments 2: Underground, in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group, through October 28. The exhibition brings together 15 DC, and 8 German artists “to focus a contemporary lens on topics such as the cosmos, nature, deep time, and more, to serve as a catalyst for exploration into enduring questions about our history and place in the world.”
Images below, clockwise from upper left:
"Aftermath" by Ruth Lozner (Uprooted Exhibition) "The Joan Dare Gallery" by Jenna North Smoke by Michael Krenz Genii Loci #2 by Sarah Parent-Ramos
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery & The Corcoran School of Art & Design
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery formally moved into the Flagg Building of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in June. They reopened exhibitions that were displayed earlier this year including:
Full Circle: Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School - the exhibition highlights Washington’s artistic legacy and explores what is particular about the city that may have shaped Color Field painting. The exhibition is on view thru October 26.
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University is exhibiting a pop-up exhibition titled Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers” thru October 14. The pop-up is in the atrium gallery of the Corcoran School’s historic Flagg Building & features 10 finished cartoons and eight sketches that went unpublished by Rob Rogers’s employer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, between March 6 & June 3, 2018, when he was fired. Rogers had served as the editorial cartoonist for the Post-Gazette for 25 years. Sanjit Sethi, the director of the Corcoran, commented that Rogers’s work “becomes a powerful point of departure for this community to speak with each other about issues around censorship, freedom of the press, journalistic and creative integrity and the consequences of hyper-nationalism to a democracy.” The Corcoran School organized Spiked in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh’s University Art Gallery and in collaboration with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA is presenting a group exhibition titled Juxtaposed, thru October 21.The exhibitios features 25 artworks by 12 artists from all over the country and investigates opposing or conflicting themes through art. The show creates "a direct dialogue with the viewer, encouraging them to think about the present conflicting themes and what they mean."Target Gallery Director Leslie Mounaime commented that "This exhibition allows visitors to explore contradictions—to articulate, makes sense of, and confront these feelings directly.” Juxtaposed was juried by Megan Rook-Koepsel, a DC-based independent curator.
Vivid Gallery & Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia’s Historic District in Southeast D.C. are each presenting exhibitions, thru September 15.Both galleries are projects of ARCH, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creative economy of Historic Anacostia. To read more about Arch, visit http://www.archdevelopment.org/
Vivid Gallery is presenting L's Dichotomatic Life, which is a series of work by Walker depicting the dichotomy of love and loss. Walker is a muralist who works in multi-mediums, including illustration, design, painting, animation, comic book illustration, restoration, and signage.
Honfleur Gallery is presenting Born at the Bottom of the Ship, which is an exploration of the culture of being Black in America by James and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell.The husband and wife team of visual artists live in DC, where they paint afrofuturist abstract portraits.Both artists have been featured in galleries and museums across the country. Visit www.honfleurgallery.com