Opening Reception: Friday, March 27 from 6pm to 8pm
Facsimile Alternative Process Photographs by Natalie Cheung
About Natalie Cheung:
Natalie Cheung’s “Facsimile” series investigates recurring forms and images throughout nature and art history. Her alternative process photos, known as chemigrams, are formed by utilizing traditional darkroom materials to obtain a chemical reaction between the silver gelatin paper, chemistry and light. These captured patterns mimic the pattern and order found in nature.
Born in Falls Church, Virginia, Natalie Cheung received her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her BFA in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Art Houston and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Cheung has taught at George Washington University as well as the Corcoran College of Art + Design and Temple University, Tyler School of Art.
B.C. / A. D. Nature-based Abstract Oil Paintings by Andrei Petrov
About Andrei Petrov:
In his exhibition “B.C./A.D”, NYC-based artist Andrei Petrov roots his latest series of paintings in memories of a journey to Europe made nearly 2 decades ago. He emphasizes the importance and immediacy of naked observation which resonated through his senses first-hand and created a strong memory of place. He challenges viewers to recall ways of seeing which favor the live experience rather than an instant snapshot, juxtaposing a time 20 years ago which was “before cellphones” and the distraction caused by “another digital set of eyes.”
“The production of a painting begins with a pencil or ink drawing on paper which I extrapolate from and edit as I work the canvas. First with pencil or charcoal and then with color washes done with acrylic or ink, I map the raw canvas and allow it to be ingrained with the materials. Once satisfied with the composition and balance, the surface is sealed with a clear acrylic so as to allow the use of oil based pigments. Handmade tools are used to drag, apply, scrape and blend the paint across the canvas plane. Sandpaper and rags also propel the evolution of the work. The addition and subtraction of paint are meant to act as a metaphor for the intentions and motives for which the paintings are based.” – Andrei Petrov
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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- Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Morton Fine Art (MFA) is located at 1781 Florida Ave. NW. For further information and images, please contact Amy Morton: [email protected]