Gallery Openings and Events

Joan Hisaoka Gallery Presents Urban Bungalow

Detail of the “Mitosis” table by David Knoop. Courtesy of Joan Hisoaka Gallery.

Detail of the “Mitosis” table by David Knoop. Courtesy of Joan Hisoaka Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Friday, November 7 from 7pm to 9pm

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From the Arts and Crafts movement to Mid-Century Modern to now, artists, architects, and designers have aspired to create living spaces where every element worked together as a harmonious whole – a balance of aesthetics, function, and social purpose.

In this same spirit, curator Jennifer Lindsay invites local artists to envision the gallery as a ‘home,’ transforming the space with contemporary, handmade furniture, glass, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and even skateboards and electric guitars by Shawn Arlauckas, Joseph Corcoran, Art Drauglis, Yoshi Fujii, Sylvia Gottwald, Matthew Hyleck, Gretchen Klimoski, David Knopp, Tamara Laird, Laurel Lukaszewski, Peter Malinoski, Yoko Sekino-Bovè, Vicco von Voss, and Caleb Woodard.

Urban Bungalow challenges our assumptions about the art we use and live with and where and how it is made. It initiates us into the privilege of experiencing exceptional objects, and promises to alter our quotidian routines into rituals we anticipate and cherish.

All artwork will be available for sale during the exhibition, with proceeds supporting both the artists and Smith Center’s cancer-care programs.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street NW. For more information call 202.483.8600 or visit www.smithcenter.org.

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