April 2019 Exhibitions at Athenaeum

By Editorial Team on April 9, 2019
Suzanne Yurdin, The Crossing, mixed media on canvas, 48″ x 48″, 2019. Courtesy of Athenaeum.

Waterworks | Lisa Tubach, Suzanne Yurdin, Rhonda Smith
Exhibition Runs, February 28 – April 14
Water Works features paintings by Lisa Tubach and Suzanne Yurdin, and prints by Rhonda Smith. Each artist explores varied interpretations of water and aquatic environments.

Alexandra N. Sherman, A Perfect 10, vintage paper collage on 1930’s check, 10″ x 10″, 2018. Courtesy of Athenaeum.

Checks & Balances | Alexandra N. Sherman
Exhibition Runs, February 28 – April 14
Sherman’s collages on vintage cancelled checks are charming and will be hung so both sides of the check can be seen.

The artist stumbled onto a cache of 1930’s checks in an antique writing box and was inspired to make use of the printed engraving, beautiful handwriting from a bygone era, and stamps that marked their passage through the banking system in a series of collages. The Checks & Balances series is a reference to the foundation upon which our democratic society is built but also a response to our current political situation. The series explores the anxieties of living in an age of incredible political and environmental uncertainty, and the need to escape through flights of fancy and humor.

Courtesy of Athenaeum.

Lyrical Flight | Barbara Januszkiewicz
April 18 – June 2, 2019
Artist Reception: Sunday, May 12, 4 – 6 pm
Barbara Januszkiewicz luminous and elegant paintings evolved out of her early work in watercolor, a progression evident in the almost liquid flow of colors across her large compositions. In these acrylic works, tones melt together and “veils of pigment appear to fold over one another, creating illusory creases and hollows. The overall affect is one of slow, powerful visual rhythms. Januszkiewicz semi-translucent colors float across her surfaces, soaking into the unprimed canvas and paper to create tactile fusions of paint and support that envelope the viewer in diaphanous veils of paint.

Courtesy of Athenaeum.

Preserving our Recent Past: Conservation and the Future of Twentieth Century Buildings
Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 pm
Tom Jester, AIA, John Matteo, PE, and Architectural Conservator Alfonso Narvaez will lead a presentation on renewal of modern architecture, implementing innovative designs for historical properties, and the development of conservation treatments for buildings, sculptures, and monuments.
RSVP at: admin@nvfaa.org

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturdays: 1pm to 4pm

Athenaeum Gallery is located at 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703.548.0035 or visit nvfaa.org.