On View: February 2- 28, 2021
Call to make an appointment: 301-922-0162.
This exquisite show is born from friendship. During the many months of Covid, two artists, Mary Freedman and Lisa Rosenstein, have accompanied me on weekly outings throughout Washington, DC. We speak of art and architecture, gardens and novels, politics and film. We meander and muse, walk and laugh. Lisa and Mary have shared great insights into the creative process and ways at looking and thinking of art.
Mary’s drawings are meditative and intimate. She begins each work with elegant gesture, contour and line. Mary finds poetry in creating repetition and searches for a graceful and honest depiction of the natural environment.
Mary graduated from Penn State University with a degree in studio art and art history. She began her career in the Department of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She is currently on the faculty of the Washington Studio School where she teaches courses in drawing and maintains a full-time art practice. Mary has exhibited at the International Gallery, Baltimore, Artomatic, the City of Takoma Park, DCAC, the Washington Studio School, Courtyard Gallery and at Adah Rose Gallery.
Lisa is a multi-media artist who draws, sculpts and recycles materials in the fiber arts. Her work responds to nature, memory, and the interconnectedness of all people. Lisa created an ephemeral series of paper bowls using newspaper, magazines and take out food containers that document the many months of living through the pandemic. The bowls are rich in symbolism, funny and poetic.
Lisa graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She is a member of the Otis Street Arts Project in Mt Rainier, Maryland. Her work is in many private and corporate collections. She has exhibited with the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist’s Coalition, the Center for Contemporary Arts in Texas, the Brentwood Arts Exchange, the Anacostia Arts Center, Porch Projects, 39th Street Gallery, Artomatic and Adah Rose Gallery.
Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington MD. For more information, visit www.adahrosegallery.com.