Foundry Gallery Presents Jay Peterzell Now What

By Editorial Team on December 3, 2019
Jay Peterzell, Verklärte Nacht, 40 x 30, oil and charcoal on canvas.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7 from 5pm to 8pm

In this show Peterzell paints figures at moments of catastrophic injury or self-knowledge.  The canvases are large.  In one, a man falls upside-down in the shower — the disaster waiting beyond the next moment.  In another, Abraham sees too late that he is a submissive murderer.  A madman infects the nation of pigs around him.  Figures gaze ahead and see ashes.  In only one painting is there a future to speak of, a portrait of Schöenberg inspired to write Transfigured Night.

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