Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3 from 5pm to 8pm
Four talented artists joined the gallery this year. Vu Nguyen paints passionate, modernist abstracts that refer with outraged mourning to ecological disasters in Vietnam, where he grew up. A physician and trained artist, Nguyen explores the theme further in a dream-like series of drawings, Mountainfire. Lavely Miller-Kershman dives even more directly into painful material with Bruise and other works that portray people in mental or physical anguish — injured and, we feel, capable of injuring. Teresa Jarzynski’s lovely Still Life With Flowers, with its lush color and exploration of depth, is a refreshingly innocent change of pace. And in Hester Ohbi’s From the Mountain an austere landscape seems to collapse into riotous beauty.
- Wednesday-Sunday: 1pm to 7pm
Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 8th St. NW. Contact the gallery at 202-232-0203 or visit the website at www.foundrygallery.org.