Art House Open House October 31 Featuring the Work of Jill Finsen

By Editorial Team on October 28, 2010

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Opening Reception: Sunday October 31 from 1pm to 3pm
City Gallery will be presenting the work of gallery member Jill Finsen at an Art House Open House located at 911 G ST SE, Washington, DC 20003.
About the Artist
Jill Finsen’s paintings explore the formal and emotional content of landscape and still life. A central focus of her work begins with vernacular New England scenes—coastline, architecture, woods and marshes. Raised in Eastern Massachusetts, with summers in Maine and on Cape Cod, she returns to the region as frequently as possible to further reexamine this set of personally iconic elements.
Jill Finsen “Sailing Beach Point” Oil on Panel.  Photo Courtesy of CITY Gallery
Finsen’s work embodies the spirit of primitive or naïve styles, using composition and color to balance forms and rhythms and the directness of the palette knife to create a distinct and whimsical exploration of surface. With allusions to the works of early 20th century American painters and the Fauvists, Finsen’s paintings embody a tension between familiarity and abstraction, drawing viewers in, yet leaving unresolved their placement within the imagined space.

About the Property

911 G Street SE is a two bedroom brick home with a deep shaded yard.  While the property has off street parking, you might consider selling your car as you are located within walking distance of Eastern Market, the Metro,  the shops and restaurants of 8th Street SE, Ginkgo Gardens and Fragers.   The home has retained the charming elements of the past while boasting modern amenities such as a remodeled kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops.

The home will be open Sunday October 31 from 1-3PM.  For more information about the home contact Realtor Genie Hutinet at 202.413.7661