American University Museum at The Katzen Arts Center
The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center opened four exhibitions in September. They will be on view thru December 16, as follows: Finding a Path - Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation
Selections from the Artery Collection
Jim Sanborn’s Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity Image below: Jim Sanborn, A Sandstone Head of Buddha, 2017-2018. Courtesy of the artist.
The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is displaying two new exhibitions, thru December 16: Ian Jehle: Dynamical Systems is a unique blend of mathematically-based, abstract wall drawings and portraiture. The show's title, Dynamical Systems, is a type of math theory, that will be familiar to math or engineering enthusiasts. Jehle, who works as a visual artist and a mechanical engineer, is an adjunct professorial lecturer in AU's Department of Art.
Image below: Ian Jehle, Tile/Trial: Experimentation in Anti-Tiling Permutations in the Form of a Game (detail), 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Ian Jehle, Kriston Capps, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World is an exhibition highlighting a selection of artists published in Tribe—a magazine foundedinDubai that covers developments in photography and new media from the Arab World. The exhibition contextualizes an expansive field of image-based work by internationally-acclaimed artists and those with practices recently recognized. The exhibition is curated by Janet Bellotto and Woodman Taylor.
Image below: Leila Alaoui, Souk of Boumia, Moyen Atlas, from The Moroccans series, 2011. Courtesy Foundation Leila Alaoui, and Galleria Continua
Arlington Arts Center in Virginia is exhibiting Fall SOLOS 2018, thru December 15. The exhibiting artists are Nekisha Durrett, Zoe Friedman, Aimee Gilmore, Artemis Herber, Cindy Stockton Moore, Tristan Roland, and Julia Staples. They have installed solo-style exhibitions in AAC’s seven main gallery spaces. The artists “examine landscapes, investigate personal histories, and analyze the ways physical objects communicate meaning and help us understand the world. Working in various media, including sculpture, drawing, painting, animation, and installation, these artists represent the wide-ranging practices and interests of contemporary artists working in the Mid-Atlantic.”
IA&A at Hillyer will exhibit works by Smanatha Sethi of Baltimore; Salvatore Pirrone of Jessup, MD & Danielle O'Brien of Falls Church, VA, January 4-27. The Gallery is near The Phillips Collection, just off DuPont Circle in DC. Visit http://athillyer.org/
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery & The Corcoran School of Art & Design
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is displaying two exhibitions in the Flagg Building, thru January 25, 2019: Howard Hodgkin in Venice and Italy Inspirationby other artists.
British painter Howard Hodgkin (1923-2017) completed over one hundred twenty lithographs, etchings, and screenprints during his career. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery recently received a gift of 10 prints including the breathtaking series, Venetian Views from 1995. This suite of four large-scale works mirrors Hodgkin’s paintings in size and the stylistic feeling provided by hand coloring and a brushstroke-like mark. The prints will be shown alongside a Hodgkin-designed rug, which was also recently gifted. The exhibition celebrates the enduring friendship of collectors and artists and Hodgkin’s continued legacy at GW’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery.
Image below: Howard Hodgkin, Venice, Afternoon, 1995, hand-colored aquatint and carborundum, 62-1/2” x 77” (overall, each sheet 15-5/8” x 19-1/4”). Image courtesy Alan Cristea Gallery, London. Estate of Howard Hodgkin.
A companion exhibition to Howard Hodgkin in Venice – Italy Inspiration – will display "photographs and prints by other artists from the GW Collection and paintings by GW alumni depicting the unique sites and feel of Italy. "
Image below: Kay Jackson, Volterra Baptistery, 2009, watercolor, 6” x 9”. Courtesy of the artist.
The Mansion at Strathmore is exhibiting three distinct exhibitions thru January 6.They are: The 85th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature,Montgomery County Plein Air Artists, and Oil + Light. The Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature features 775 works by 274 artists from eight countries. The exhibition of Montgomery County Plein Air Artists features artwork that reflects the community of the Capital Region as local artists find inspiration on Strathmore’s campus before branching out to include identifiable landmarks, local and landscapes. In Oil + Light, artist Nick Eisele builds on an interest in Classical Realism and the techniques of European Old Masters in his still life works.
Images below:Miniatures - Bernese Mountain Dog - work by Vivian Matsick; Plein Air - Strathmore Tea Time Study - work by Barry Lindley & Oil + Light - Personal Effects - work by Nick Eisele.