Gallery Openings and Events

Gallery NK Presents Transformation

Photo courtesy of Gallery NK.

Photo courtesy of Gallery NK.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, September 11 from 5pm to 8pm

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Gallery NK presents Transformation, a three artist collaborative exhibition of Nihal Kececi, Richard McMurry, and guest Artist Tugba Yucel.

Nihal Kececi is a DC based artist who uses intuition, experience and is adept at mixing left and right brain pursuits. Through her art she connects the bridge between abstract painting and representation. She experiments with conscious and unconscious painting process and finds transformation in the balance of both. Kececi says, “Each white canvas invites me to stretch my sense of wonder and the painting process starts with, ‘what if…’ I have been wondering if programmed thinking and focus on control prevents one from reaching their soul.”

Richard McMurry is a Virginia artist who captures urban light in his paintings will join us with his recent collection called “American Light”. In this earlier paintings McMurry stayed loyal to naturescapes, but recently he has been transformed from the nature of the wild to the nature in the city. Berenice Abbot, a photographer from the 30s,  has been a big influence for McMurry in this transformation of perception. He reflects, “cities have their own nature, in that buildings reflect light off each other, and that even small bits of refuse in their own way add to the natural beauty to the street.”

Guest artist Tugba Yucel has been teaching art since 2007. Throughout art school she has painted a variety of styles and when she left art school, she focused on painting nature landscapes. It has been only in the last 2 years she has found fascination and transformation in the depth of light that is reflected on clothes. She says, “the depth in the clothes are much like life, there are lights and darks, ups and downs”.

For further information on the gallery and the artists please visit us at www.galleryonk.com.

Gallery NK is located at 321  K Street NE in the alley between “H” and “K” Streets NE. 

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