American University Museum at The Katzen Arts Center
The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open four new exhibitions in September.
September 4-October 21: Robert D'Arista: A Portrait
September 4-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.
September 4-December 16: Jim Sanborn's Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity
September 4-December 16: Finding a Path - Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation
September 4-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
Glen Echo Park will have their annual Labor Day Art Show, September 1-3 in the Spanish Ballroom.The exhibition features the work of more than 200 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. The wide range of artistic media offered includes sculpture, painting & drawing, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, photography, furniture and works on paper.
IA&A at Hillyer is exhibiting works by Damon Arhos of Takoma Park, MD, Alexandra Delafkaran of DC and Under the Same Roof: Marina Buening, Kristien De Neve, Anita Guerra, and Maria Korporal, thru September 2.
Images below - Top Row: Two images by Damon Arthos, Second row: Rex by Alexandra Kelafkaran & Under the Same Roof
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:
Bridging Boundaries by Corcoran visiting professor Joseph Kunkel, who is a Northern Cheyenne tribal member. He addresses "the physical and non-physical divisions that recognize and reconcile polarized groups." The exhibition is on view thru August 19.
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.
Lone Prairie: Video Installation by M12, which is an award-winning interdisciplinary group of artists, researchers, and writers based in Colorado. The installation presents video and sound field recordings captured on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado over the last year. The exhibition is on view thru September 9.
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 Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria is displaying an exhibition titled Illuminate, thru September 2.The exhibition explores the connections between Art, Light, and Metaphor. Target Gallery Director Leslie Mounaime has commented that “In Illuminate, we are creating an immersive experience to demonstrate how light can be utilized and manipulated as a tool for conceptual artistic metaphor.” Eleven artists were selected by juror Emily Smith to participate, including eight from our region.Juror Smith is executive director of 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and organized InLight Richmond, a free public exhibition of light-based art and performance for the past 10 years.
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