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DC Arts Center’s Nano Gallery Presents Joanne Kent Talismans

Joanne Kent, Natural Selection 1 (detail), 2020, oil & mixed media on canvas, 6”x 6”x 2.25”.

Reception: Friday, March 13 from 7pm to 9pm

DC Arts Center’s Nano Gallery is pleased to present Talismans, an exhibition of small works by Washington, DC artist Joanne Kent.

Talismans invites us on a path to introspection, to meditate and to conjure. Any object made with specific intentions can serve as such. Because art is imbued with the energy of its making, it can act as talismans and energize the space it inhabits. The sculpted and textured hues of the small works in this show are organic and visceral, and hopefully will assist the viewer in a reconnection with and respect for the manifested power contained in art and the nuanced abstractions of nature’s and life’s bits and pieces.

About the Artist
Kent, a Minnesota native, holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota. She has been living and working in DC for several decades. Her work is mostly heavily impastoed and reductive in nature, crossing the lines between painting and sculpture. In addition to oil paint on canvas, this show contains several of her constructed wall sculptures. Her work is non narrative and focuses on the intrinsic qualities of the materials and its materiality, in addition to the process of making the work, which often takes months or even years to complete.

Talismans will be open from February 28th through May 17th, 2020.

Gallery hours:

  • Wednesdays – Sundays: 2pm to 7 pm

All events are free and open to the public and are at DC Arts Center (DCAC), 2438 18th Street NW. For more information call 202-462-7833, email info@dcartscenter.org, or visit dcartscenter.org.