Currently on view through Thursdays, December 14, 2017.
In Conversation: Where Drawing and Sculpture Meet opened in the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery at Episcopal High School on November 7th. Susan Hostetler and Jean Sausele-Knodt display both drawing, painting and sculptural works. One of Hostetler’s works: an ethereal bird installation, lifts up and fills the corner of one room – creating a pulsing landscape of migrating birds. Sausele-Knodt’s abstracted shapes and quietly embroidered forms merge landscape and drawing in playfully intense sculptural paintings that burgeon and bloom up into lively and cohesive worlds.
The works of each artist complement one another in a buzzing exchange. Viewers and Episcopal High School students have delighted in picking up on relationships presented by the curator Liz Vorlicek. Vorlicek says, “I enjoy the way that each artist’s process is grounded in an active engagement with drawing. I was literally drawn in by the intellectual, yet visceral approach in their work. I have enjoyed investigating this space over the last few weeks, and hope that others have the opportunity to see this dynamic exhibition.” The exhibition closes on December 14th.
Episcopal High School, Ainslie Arts Center, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, 3900 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302