American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Katzen Arts Center
American University Museum Winter Shows opened at the Katzen Art Center on January 25 and include:
Now - March 15: Heroes & Losers: The Edification of Luis Lorenzana - A contemporary self-taught Filipino artist whose background in politics “has infused his work with a cynicism that belies his longing for a kinder, more equitable world....These are works that will have relevance to the current American landscape; indeed, to anywhere in the world.” Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, Coordinating Curator
Now - March 15:Communicating Vessels: Ed Bisese, Elyse Harrison, Wayne Paige– Featuring three artists whose works “show continuity with Surrealist ideas of the 1930s and 40s, and relates to the Chicago Imagists of the 1960s and 70s, reflecting the prevalence of surrealist imagery in contemporary visual art.” Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
Now - March 15:Landscape in an Eroded Field– featuring three women artists whose works reflect the evolution of the pictorial landscape tradition in the Anthropocene era: Carol Barsha, Heather Theresa Clark, Artemis Herber
Now - May 24: Volkmar Wentzel - (b. Dresden, 1915-2006) arrived in Washington, DC, in the early 1930s and began photographing his series titled “Washington by Night.” The National Geographic hired him immediately when they saw the series, leading to his 48-year photographic career there. Presented by the AU Museum Project Space
Now - May 24: Robert Franklin Gates: Paint What You See – a muralist, painter, printmaker, & draftsman who greatly influenced the course of Washington art from his arrival from Detroit in 1930, at the age of 24, until his death in 1982 as an American University Professor Emeritus.
Now - March 15:Good Form, Decorum, and in the Manner: Portraits from the Collections of Washington Print Club Members– “The exhibition comprises many works that could be thought of as conventional portraits of individuals in a wide range of media, including woodblock and wood engravings, intaglio prints, mezzotints, monoprints, photography, collage, and an assemblage made with found objects. The show also pushes the boundaries of portraiture by including works that capture the likenesses of animals, places, memories, and events.”
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is exhibiting Winter Exhibitions, thru March 28. Applied Forcesfeatures work by Eames Armstrong, Rex Delafkaran, Billy Friebele, Michael Dax Iacovone, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Rose Nestler, Kirk Amaral Snow and Antoinette Suiter. Additionally, the work of AAC resident artist Jung Min Park is on view in the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery in Blink Blank, and Well-known sculptor (and former AAC resident) Foon Sham is featured in the Jenkins Community Gallery with Arlington Projects, 1988-2019.
IA&A at Hillyer is presenting exhibitions featuring Tessa Click, Neil Forrest and Noel Kassewitz, thru February 2. Click’s Search Party for Two "seeks understanding of the real world by using absurd characters, props, and settings as proxy. Forrest’s work incorporates imagery from architecture and historical events that reference national and cultural identities. Kassewitz’s Rococo Remastered examines how a painter copes with a rapidly changing cultural and environmental landscape through the lens of art history....."
Images below: The works in the January exhibitions.