Gallery Openings and Events

Morton Fine Art Presents Self Conscious and No Trace of the Woman

Self Conscious by Rosemary Feit Covey. Courtesy of Morton Fine Art.

Self Conscious by Rosemary Feit Covey. Courtesy of Morton Fine Art.

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Opening Reception: Friday, February 13 from 6pm to 8pm

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The exhibits runs through March 5th, 2015.

About Self Conscious:
In this new series of work, Rosemary Feit Covey explores expressions of sadness, grief and loss. Inherently a narcissistic and self conscious construct, Covey challenges the concept of “selfie” to a level of artistic and universal impact. She uses her own face during times of personal internal grief to replicate the emotions she has seen on the faces of others during periods of loss. This body of work is comprised of a combination of painting, photography, and printmaking based on the quick capture of her “selfies.”

About Rosemary Feit Covey (Washington, DC b. South Africa):
Rosemary Feit Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In a career spanning three decades she has exhibited internationally and received countless awards. Ms. Covey’s work is in many major museum and library collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University, the Papyrus Institute in Cairo and 512 works in the permanent collection of Georgetown University Library. There was recently a retrospective of Ms. Covey’s wood engravings and installation work on display at the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore.

Red Shoes by Laurel Hausler. Courtesy of Morton Fine Art.

Red Shoes by Laurel Hausler. Courtesy of Morton Fine Art.

About No Trace of the Woman:
Laurel Hausler creates paintings and sculptures of felted wool inspired by Frances Glessner Lee’s 1940’s dollhouse rendering of “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”, composite crime scene models recreated on a one-inch-to-one-foot scale. Inspired by Glessner Lee’s visionary and zealous passion for forensics in a time when women were unable to become detectives, Hausler selects needles and fiber as her medium to honor traditional notions of “women’s art” or “craft”, mirroring Glessner Lee’s own meticulous attention to detail, down to every last hand-crafted clue, of the “Nutshell Studies”.

About Laurel Hausler:
A Washington, DC native, Laurel Hausler’s love of literature, antiquity, unsolved mysteries and the obscure inspire the stories behind her work. Working in a subtractive and additive process, she creates the surface of her felt sculpted paintings by layering strands of felted wool. Admired for resisting a self-conscious approach to process, Hausler reveals lines, veils and gestures on her surfaces that demonstrate her decision-making process through the work’s evolution to its finished state.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Morton Fine Art is located at 1781 Florida Ave. NW. For further information and images, please contact Amy Morton:[email protected]

About Morton Fine Art: Founded as an innovative solution to the changing contemporary art market, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of innovative exhibitions and a new generation of art services.

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