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G Fine Art Finds New Home in H Street Corridor

The long circulating rumor that G Fine Art was looking for an H Street NE location has was confirmed this week.  G Fine Art opened its doors at its new 1350 Florida Avenue NE location on Saturday, March 20.  G Fine Art is located right next door to Conner Contemporary and Industry Gallery both of whom had  Saturday openings as well.
Currently on Display is a collection of work by A.B. Miner called Naked.  Miner’s intimately scaled self portraits are radical for their obsessively painted surfaces and raw emotional content. Primarily through the use of impastoed oil paint, but also via pencil drawings and for the first time film, the artist’s “diaristic” practice documents the permeability of flesh, a struggle for control over the body, and the limits of emotional resilience. The exhibition Naked takes its title from a painted diptych in the exhibition, which shows on one side what Miner’s paintings look like in their earlier iterations, pencil on board, and on the other the finished product with the disjointed planes of vibrant color he has become known for.Like Naked, all of the exhibition’s works reveal what the artist and many people hide from the outside world. Concealing inner turmoil and bodily irregularities and remaining elusive about the details of a creative process are themes Miner hopes will resonate with viewers. In From There to Here, a twelve-panel progression of paintings spanning 16 feet and made between 2007 and 2010, Miner chronicles one year of healing scars.

Gallery Hours are Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 6 PM.  Address: 1350 Florida Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002 | T. 202.462.1601 | www.gfineartdc.com
Phil Hutinet
Authored by: Phil Hutinet

Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art which he began in 2010 to document and promote the growing contemporary art movement in the eastern communities of Washington, DC. In 2012-2013, his consultancy work east of the river yielded the Anacostia Playhouse, Craig Kraft Studios, the Anacostia Arts Center and the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festivals. He currently produces EMULSION, East City Art's annual regional juried show. In 2015, he coordinated the Gateway Open Studio Tour and continues to consult on numerous regional art projects. Hutinet has been interviewed by or has made appearances on the BBC, Capital Community News, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, WOL Radio, WJLA ABC News Channel 7/Channel 8, WTOP and other local and national media.