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East City Art Reviews—Cianne Fragione Gate to the Sea

East City Art Reviews—Cianne Fragione Gate to the Sea

Works from a large series of paintings watercolors and prints by Cianne Fragione is on view at Gallery Neptune & Brown. They were inspired by a residency the artist had at Monasterace (Reggio Calabria) near the destroyed Greek town of Caulonia on the southernmost coast of Italy. Facing the Ionian Sea, ancient Caulonia is now an archaeological site reached through an iron gate and a flight of 50 or 60 steps down to the water—a gate to the sea. Read More
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East City Art Reviews: Timber at the Mansion at Strathmore

East City Art Reviews: Timber at the Mansion at Strathmore

 Timber, now on view at the Mansion at Strathmore, explores the versatility of wood as a medium of artistic expression.  The group show features both regional and national artists who place wood at the center of their practice. The exhibition is notable for the way in which it mixes works of fine art with those of fine craft.  By blurring the lines between “fine art” and “craft”, the exhibition highlights the similarities between these approaches to woodworking. Read More
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East City Art Reviews: Milk Relics at Lost Origins Gallery

East City Art Reviews: Milk Relics at Lost Origins Gallery

Tom Kim highlights environmental issues, while incorporating an element of playfulness and his own personal experiences into his work. In the series, Milk Relics at Lost Origins Gallery, he speaks to his own appreciation of our surroundings, while also encouraging others to play their part in tackling environmental issues. Read More
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East City Artnotes: America Is… at Touchstone Gallery

East City Artnotes: America Is… at Touchstone Gallery

The continued fascination with the sociopolitical concerns that have come to prominence around and since the 2016 election is explored in America Is… on view at Touchstone Gallery. Artists explore, ask and answer: "What is America today?". Here, the curatorial lens is focused on the way our recent political choices reverberate through the tenuous fabric of a multi-cultural society and is more concerned with broader issues such as racism, homophobia, gun violence and income inequality Read More
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East City Art Reviews: Nancy Sausser and Madeline Stratton at IA&A at Hillyer

East City Art Reviews: Nancy Sausser and Madeline Stratton at IA&A at Hillyer

Works by Nancy Sausser and Madeline Stratton, now on view at IA&A at Hillyer, provide an ideal laboratory for discovering affinities between artists using dissimilar media to uncover those hidden memories or experiences that connect the individual to the world around them. While their bodies of work may have parted at a fork in the road, the paths they travel run remarkably parallel. Read More
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East City Artnotes: Flesh and Bone III at IA&A at Hillyer

East City Artnotes: Flesh and Bone III at IA&A at Hillyer

Flesh + Bone III, now on view at IA&A at Hillyer, presents a cross-section of approaches to capturing the human physique. Though national in scope (works come from as far away as Georgia and Oregon), half of the artists selected hail from the DMV area, giving viewers a sense of how our region’s artists participate in contemporary dialogues regarding the intersection of abstraction and realism in modern, figurative work. Read More
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