Gallery Openings and Events

February Openings at Studio Gallery

Kiki McGrath, Three-fold Waterfall, acrylic on canvas, 2 x 3’. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

Kiki McGrath, Three-fold Waterfall, acrylic on canvas, 2 x 3’. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

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Artist Reception: Saturday, February 11 from 4pm to 6pm

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Aerial Roots
Kiki McGrath
Exhibition runs February 3 to February 28, 2017
Orchids, bare branches and gardens in winter are sources for new paintings by Kiki McGrath. Abstracting from the natural world, her gestural brushstrokes distill intricate forms that suggest gnarled roots or climbing vines. In her installation at Studio Gallery she responds to live arrangements by six Ikebana artists. Together they explore relationships between painting and sculpture based on the Japanese art of flower arranging.

The Bluff Worked. Elizabeth Casqueiro. 30”x40”. Acrylic on Canvas. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

The Bluff Worked. Elizabeth Casqueiro. 30”x40”. Acrylic on Canvas. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

Fumetti Redux: Superheroes and Tragic Lovers
Elizabeth Casqueiro
Exhibition runs February 3 to February 28, 2017
Comic strips and photonovels (also known as fumetti or fotonovelas) are the inspiration for Elizabeth Casqueiro’s new body of work, titled Fumetti Redux. These two storytelling genres, one colorful and action packed, the other moody and staged, provided her quiet and protected Iberian childhood with an exciting means of escape to worlds where good prevailed over evil and human passions played center stage. At that time, comic books were an expense and a luxury, being mostly imported, so they were treasured and repeatedly savored when meager allowances permitted their purchase. Photonovels were read in hiding, with delicious sneak peaks and rapid scanning in the mostly female venues where the crumpled magazines could be found (such as the local hair salon frequented by Elizabeth’s mother). Today, Elizabeth recognizes the powerful impact these genres had on the early development of her value system, and is glad to see the resurgence of the fumetti as a health-focused didactic tool for less-literate audiences in developing areas of the world.

Untitled, Jean Kim, 2016. Silver, Barrel, Aluminum Wire, PVC Pipe, Duct Tape, Plastic, Wire Mesh, Clips, Rubber Tubes, LED Lights, Fishing Line. Dimensions Variable. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

Untitled, Jean Kim, 2016. Silver, Barrel, Aluminum Wire, PVC Pipe, Duct Tape, Plastic, Wire Mesh, Clips, Rubber Tubes, LED Lights, Fishing Line. Dimensions Variable. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

Featured Artist: Jean Kim
Exhibition runs February 3 to February 29, 2017
Jean Kim’s work centers around two main concepts. The first is the experimentation of materials and how seemingly unmatched objects can be used to create art. Searching for materials that are flexible and can be repurposed or reshaped, Kim chooses branches, LED lights, duct tape, yarn and other common objects to express her experiences and perspective in a way that can be inclusive and can engage the viewer in a meaningful dialogue. This exploration leads the artist to investigate the use of space, the second major concept examined in this work. The physical space is always considered. Kim creates both paintings and sculptures that include the environments in which they are installed. The art, the walls, the floor, the viewers, and light each create another dimension; each aspect is a participant in the fi`nal product.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 6pm

Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R St. NW. For more information and all other inquiries about the Studio Gallery, visit their website at www.studiogallerydc.com.