Foundry Gallery Presents Cristy West Distillations

By Editorial Team on November 28, 2022

Fri, 02 December 2022 - Fri, 30 December 2022

Courtesy of Foundry Gallery.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3 from 4pm to 7pm
Artist Talk (“How Poetry Inspires My Work”): Sunday, December 11 from 3pm to 4pm
Meet the Artist:  Friday, December 30 from 1pm to 7pm

“I am constantly exploring new media and new ways of using them,” says Cristy West. “It’s always an adventure!  I think this searching and discovery conveys itself to the viewer, enriching the work.  In the end my paintings are maps of meaning, distillations of experience.”

Mark-making continues to be the starting point for West, or as she would say, “a doorway into new territory.” Turning to poetry for guidance and inspiration, she cites the famous lines of British poet John Keats: “Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter.”  “I believe Keats was pointing to the music of life that is playing continuously below the surface.  That’s it!  That’s what I’m trying to get at, too!”


  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1pm to 7pm
  • Closed Christmas and New Year’s weekends.

Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 – 8th Street NW.