Athenaeum Gallery Presents Paul Cunningham and Sabiha Iqbal Canvas Meets Curve

By Editorial Team on April 18, 2022

Thu, 21 April 2022 - Sun, 29 May 2022

Sabiha Iqbal, A New Dawn, oil on canvas, 48” x 36”
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 24 from 4pm to 6pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 22 at 2:30pm

Sabiha Iqbal and Paul Cunningham have been painting, critiquing, and exhibiting with a group of local artists since they met at the Corcoran School of Art and Design seven years ago.  The Athenaeum show is the first joint exhibition for the two artists.  While the formal aspects of their work appear very different, they have always been struck by the ways in which their bodies of work echo each other.  At times their color palettes converge serendipitously, while the abstract figurations in Sabiha’s canvases play off the bends and curves of Paul’s three-dimensional pieces.  Both artists endeavor to create a sense of movement and rhythm in their work.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday to Sunday – 12pm to 4 pm

About the Athenaeum | Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association:

The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to  present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

The Athenaeum Gallery is located at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA.