Gallery Openings and Events

Honfleur Gallery Presents Icons: Las Virgencitas by Dariana Arias

Virgin #1, 2014/2015. Courtesy of Honfleur Gallery.

Virgin #1, 2014/2015. Courtesy of Honfleur Gallery.

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Opening: Friday, November 13 from 6pm to 8pm

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Honfleur Gallery presents a new exhibit by artist Dariana Arias. In a series of twelve paintings, Arias depicts women from around the world as the Virgin Mary. She uses both historic and contemporary imagery, and each portrait represents a conflict of societal expectations. The artist examines the intersections of gender, race, hyper-sexualization, and empowerment in modern society and mainstream media.

Icons: Las Virgencitas November 13 – January 8 at Honfleur Gallery (1241 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington DC 20020, 202-631-6291). An artist reception will be held on November 13 from 6 – 8 pm. Gallery Hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 12 – 7 pm.

About the Artist:
Dariana Arias is a Venezualan-born artist currently creating art out of Washington DC. Her artistic ideology is based on the notion that iconographical solutions are not only aesthetically meaningful, but also necessary for the epistemological understanding of the self, society, and the universe. Dariana attended the George Washington University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration on Public Policy, and a minor in Philosophy.

Honfleur Gallery is contemporary fine art gallery that opened in 2007, located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. For more information visit www.honfleurgallery.com.