American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center opened their Fall exhibitions in early September. Between Two Rounds of Fire, The Exile of the Sea: Arab Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art Foundation, is curated by Karim Sultan, director of the Foundation. The exhibit “showcases a diverse selection of works, grouped around the theme of technologies in conflict.” The exhibit will run thru December 17.
The Museum is exhibiting Tethered to the Cradle: Kinetic Work by Christopher Carter, who “infuses a blend of ethnic and urban influences into all of his work, thru December 17. His bold and decisively organic sculptures strongly reflect his African-American, Native American, and European heritage.
Rarely using anything “new,” Carter fashions a chorus of images composed of recycled woods, metals, glass shards, rope, resins, and a variety of discarded objects, that when brought together seek to depict traditional concepts in an innovative and creative way.”
The Museum is exhibiting William Woodward: The Seven Deadly Sins, thru December 17.An AU alum, William Woodward “has delved into the rich history and aesthetic possibilities of the seven deadly sins.The drawings and narrative paintings displayed “owe a great deal to the films of Federico Fellini, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the commedia dell'arte tradition. The artist tries to imagine, had these directors and actors been painters, how they might have depicted their subjects.”
American University at the Katzen Arts Center is exhibiting late Fall shows thru December 17.
The Eternal Feminine: RADIX is a collaboration of three Washington artists: Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione. The exhibit features the concept of the Eternal Feminine as “an original, dynamic and cosmic force, in paintings and assemblages. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each artist employs contemporary and abstract terms to express feminine energy from her own perspective. The exhibitionis curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. The Trawick Prize features award-winning Washington art in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art space of the museum. Carol Trawick, a community activist from Montgomery County, Md., established the prize, which rewards some of the most talented artists from the Washington area. The exhibit features new works by the “Best in Show”recipients from the last 15 years: Lauren Adams, Richard Cleaver, Larry Cook, Neil Feather, Mia Feurer, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Gary Kachadourian, Maggie Michael, Jonathan Monaghan, Jiha Moon, David Page, James Rieck, Jo Smail and Rene Trevino.
The museum is also displaying new acquisitions to its Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art. The Collection inspires dialog about political and cultural issues involving Israel, through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media work of prominent and emerging Israeli artists. The exhibit features an array of work from the collection, plus recent acquisitions by artists Melanie Daniel, Tal Shochat, Lihi Turjeman, and Alon Kedem. The show runs concurrently with an exhibit of Arab modern and contemporary art, Between Two Rounds of Fire, the Exile of the Sea: Arab modern and contemporary works from the Barjeel Art Foundation.
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is presenting their biannual SOLOS exhibition, thru December 16. AAC allotted one of their main galleries to each of the 14 Mid-Atlantic artists selected to participate in the exhibitions. The solo artists in the Fall exhibition will be, for the first time, all female, including Mary Baum, Atsuko Chirikjian, Aschely Cone, Catherine Day, Sean Derry, Adam Griffiths, Phaan Howng, Anna Kell, Giulia Livi, Jen Noone, Nick Primo, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, Jerry Truong, and Julie Wills. Many of the artists explore themes related to feminism, gender, and identity. “Although each artist's installation is developed from a unique point of view, the exhibitions present relevant and meaningful interpretations of contemporary life.” The jurors are Kate Haw and Mika Yoshitake. Haw is the Director of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. Yoshitake is an Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
International Arts & Artists (IA&A) at Hillyer Art Space - near DuPont Circle & The Phillips Collection - is exhibiting works by Katherine Akey of DC; Lloyd Kofi Foster of DC & the Ibero American Cultural Attache Association of DC, thru December 17.
International Arts & Artists (IA&A) at Hillyer Art Space will exhibit works by Monroe Isenberg of College Park, Maryland, Kei Ito of Baltimore and Grant McFarland of Havre de Grace, Maryland, January 5-28. IA&A at Hillyer is a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. They fulfill their mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public.
Images below, clockwise from top left: Works by Kei Ito, Monroe Isenberg and Grant McFarland
Luther Brady Art Gallery at The George Washington University is celebrating their 15th Anniversary Year with works by their most memorable collaborators and exhibitors, thru December 15. The exhibition includes new gifts and works by Holly Trostle Brigham, Carol Brown Goldberg, Howard Hodgkin, Kay Jackson, Jules Olitski, Andy Warhol & many more.
The Mansion at Strathmore is exhibiting a collection of more than 750 miniature artworks in the 84th Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature.The works on display were created by more than 290 artists from 11 countries – from as far away as Iran, Australia, Malta, and Pakistan. A companion exhibition, titled Large Scale, is a counterpoint, featuring “audience favorite Miniature artists translating their fine detail and precision to large-scale works.” Image below: Miniatures - Painting a Masterpiece by June Holloway
The Music Center at Strathmore is exhibiting Mike Kelley's wall sculpture titled Memory Ware Flat #27 through April 2018. The sculpture is the latest work from the prestigious collection of Glenstone Museum to be displayed at Strathmore, & continues a partnership that has brought works by luminaries such as Martin Honert, Lee Bontecou, and Keith Haring to the Music Center.
Kelley (1954-2012) began his Memory Ware series in 2001. Some 100 of the two- and three-dimensional works, “imitate and subvert a nostalgic, folk-art tradition of preserving small, personally meaningful objects in mosaic-like decorations.”