Gallery Openings and Events

Foundry Gallery New Member Show: Courtney Applequist and Sheila Blake

Courtney Applequist, Boy on a Rock, 36 x 48, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Foundry Gallery.

Reception and Artists’ Talk: Saturday, February 8 from 5pm to 8pm

Courtney Applequist
My work draws inspiration from the seen world. I seek the use of found geometries & colors to depict the feeling of a moment, finding a degree of tension: beauty & dissonance. I work primarily in oil paint, interjecting charcoal, pastel and other media as the moment requires. The thoughts I start with are nothing more than a beginning, and I am driven to a new place as the piece unfolds.

Sheila Blake, House Across the Street, 50 x 40, oil on linen. Courtesy of Foundry Gallery

Sheila Blake
I’ve been a painter all my life. Creating the illusion of space and light with paint is what thrilled me from the beginning, and it thrills me now. I went to Cooper Union in New York, lived in California, then moved to Durham, where I taught art at Duke University. After moving here I taught at the Corcoran. Now I have a studio in Takoma Park, and keep the demands of life to a minimum so I can paint full time, every day. There’s so much in these paintings: the light, the mood. The subterranean menace.

Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 8th St. NW. Visit the gallery online at www.foundrygallery.org or reach the gallery by phone at (202) 232-0203.