Opening reception: Saturday, January 11 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Gallery Talk with Michelle Parkerson
“Mentored as a young New York artist by the groundbreaking Abstract painter Ed Clark (1926 -2019), Joyce Wellman has entitled her Foundry Gallery solo exhibition Free Stylin’- Homage to Ed Clark, acknowledging Clark’s approach to creative technique and his life as an artist. Over our 38 year friendship, I’ve been privileged to witness her evolution, sometimes as a patron, sometimes just dropping by her studio for tea. What I began to recognize in Wellman’s work across media (paper, canvas, wood, artist’s books and multimedia) is what attracts and energizes me about Art – the power of intimacy, the way an artist invites you to feel and to respond through their work.
Joyce Wellman’s work displays this alchemy. She sparks dialogue between the viewer and the art – encouraging us to create our own narratives, discover larger stories and embedded truths. Using line, circles, glyphs, color, clash, vacancy, dimension, metaphor, anthropomorphic and sacred imagery and geometry, she transforms message into form. She reveals myriad worlds from deep within her own.” – Michelle Parkerson, Her Artist Way: Joyce Wellman, 2020 Parkerson is a writer, lecturer and award-winning filmmaker based in Washington, DC
Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 8th St. NW. Visit the gallery online at www.foundrygallery.org or reach the gallery by phone at (202) 232-0203.