Gallery Openings and Events

cove 14th Street Hosts Reception For Local Artists

Work by Eileen Lyons. Courtesy of the artist.

Work by Eileen Lyons. Courtesy of the artist.

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Reception: Wednesday, May 13 from 7pm to 9pm

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On May 13, 2015 cove will partner with ArtSee to host a reception at their 14th Street space (1624 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.) featuring the work of local artists, Charlie Gaynor, Eileen Lyons, and Miguel Perez Lem. The works on display are unified by their use of rich colors and the exploration of worlds. The productive space will be hosting the work of the three artists through September 9, 2015, and welcomes the public to tour the space, meet the artists, and see their work on May 13, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

While his occupation has been mostly in the left-brain business world, Charlie Gaynor’s passion is in the right-brained world of photography. Gaynor thinks of his work as discovering “found objects” in everyday life then freezing them into the rectangular format of his camera. “If I were a painter,” says Gaynor, “[the subjects of the photographs] are what I would paint.”

In her current work, Eileen Lyons is focused on the concept of place. She references maps and nautical charts as tools for grounding, balancing and relocating significant places in her life. Her works in acrylic, oil and graphite on canvas create mythical maps and various architectural forms. She is not only interested in establishing boundaries and walls, but also in investigating the ways in which those walls and boundaries can be built up or broken down.

Miguel Perez Lem’s travels and adventures are the source of his inspiration. The body of work he has just created is inspired by the Andes Mountains in South America, a journey he has made several times in person, and countless times in his art studio in Washington DC. The organic shapes of the natural world inspire Lem to transform his own world. He hopes that his art will serve as a vehicle that invites the viewer to step back, take a deep breath, and reconnect with his/her own being.

Members of the cove community come from different backgrounds and work environments. cove was created with a simple objective: building places you want to be. They boast fast Wi-Fi, color printers, conference rooms, and now, local art for their members. Cove has been hosting local artists in their productivity spaces, since August 2014.

ArtSee works to bring local art and artists into each cove space with a six-month rotation of their work. With the recent rise of non-traditional gallery spaces, cove will become the first space of its kind to welcome artists into their community. Each artist will not only have their work displayed but will be introduced to the cove community through a series of receptions, talks and workshops, coordinated by ArtSee.

The reception is located at 1624 14th St. NW.

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