Athenaeum Gallery Presents Elizabeth Casqueiro and Jean Sausele-Knodt Connected Spaces

By East City Art Editorial Team on August 22, 2022

Thu, August 25 2022 — Sun, October 2 2022

Jean Sausele-Knodt, Wishful Thinking, oil on walnut, birch plywood, 19” x 21” x 12”. Photo by Greg Staley
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 28 from 4pm to 6pm

In this exhibition, Elizabeth Casqueiro and Jean Sausele-Knodt explore in different ways the meaning of connection as it pertains to space and sense of being. Casqueiro’s paintings bring together architecture, nature, and culture in a deconstructed, collage-like approach that echoes the universal yearning for connection to the fragmented places we are defined by. Sausele-Knodt addresses the realities of abundance and fragmentation in our world by studying spaces, creating various parts and pieces, and building newly personalized and animated gatherings in her wall relief sculptures.

Both artists strive to create connected spaces as areas of balance and harmony, joy and possibility. Their work presents these common characteristics through a spirited palette, overlapping elements, constructed compositions, and painstaking craftsmanship.

About the Athenaeum | Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to  present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday to Sunday – 12pm to 4 pm

The Athenaeum Gallery is located at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA.