Opening Reception on Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:30-8:30 pm
Evolve Urban Arts Project announces the opening of a show of paintings featuring the work of Washington artist Dilip Sheth.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dilip Sheth immigrated to America in 1980. Dilip discovered his interest and talent in painting late in life while working in a local art gallery in the early 90s. To further his knowledge of the art world, he started taking art classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and eventually took up Art as his career.
Dilip is a brilliant colorist who expresses the quaint, subtle beauty of ordinary moments and natural scenes in a way that is bold, intense and dramatic.
Dilip emerged with his own unique style of painting from the beginning and developed it over the years, consistently producing quality fine art.
The height of success in promoting his work came when a selection of his work was featured at The New York Art Expo, which is the world’s largest annual fine art trade show and exhibition held in Manhattan.
Over the course of 15 years, Dilip has participated in numerous solo and group shows in the United States where he has built an impressive number of collectors and a loyal following. In the fine art world, Dilip is well known for his unique hand embellished limited edition giclee reproductions.
Dilip Sheth lives with his family in Washington, DC.
“An undefined energy inspires me to go along this creative process and my figures move from abstract to surrealistic to realistic forms, breathing between layers of colors and details of drawing. My work moves and yearns for unity within its own contrasts, and when it achieves unity it brings about tranquility and joy.
Through the use of bold colors, the real world I see becomes my world on canvas.”
Dilip Sheth’s exhibit runs Thursday, March 29 through May 4, 2012.
The artist reception is free and open to the public.
To view this exhibit, please call 202-744-6439 for an appointment.
The Project space is located in the Pierce School Lofts at 1375 Maryland Avenue, NE, in the H Street Arts and Entertainment District.
ABOUT EVOLVE URBAN ARTS PROJECT:
The Evolve Urban Arts Project enriches the lives of residents, neighbors in the H Street Community, and Washington DC at large by providing free exhibition space to artists based in the metropolitan area.
The Project draws inspiration from the loft conversion movement – started by artists — that transformed downtown New York City warehouses and industrial spaces into functional live/work studios. Decades later, the process of
gentrification has promoted the loft lifestyle across America, but few reflect upon or celebrate the artistic roots of this movement. The Pierce School Lofts, home to Evolve Urban Arts Project, was itself an abandoned elementary school before being adaptively re-used as rental loft apartments. Evolve has chosen to honor the buildings’ history and the artistic heritage of the greater loft movement by creating the Urban Arts Project and giving artists center stage in the building’s public spaces.
The Project sponsors approximately five exhibitions a year in a variety of formats and mediums and is entirely philanthropic, taking no payment for use of the space. Artists may make their work available for purchase, or they simply may choose to share their work with the community. By acting as an incubator for artistic talent, the Project aims to make Washington, DC a more dynamic, creative and fascinating place to live.
Evolve Urban Arts Project is located in the Pierce School Lofts at 1375 Maryland, Ave.NE, in the H Street Arts and Entertainment District.
Exhibits at Evolve Urban Arts Project are available by appointment. In addition, artist receptions are generally scheduled with each new exhibition.
For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Geoff Ault, the Project’s curator, at (202) 744.6439 or by email at geoff@evolveDC.com