Opening Reception: Friday, November 9 from 6pm to 8:30pm
The upcoming November exhibit at Gallery B will honor late abstract artist Werner Drewes and celebrate 100 years of influence by the Bauhaus. The show, 100th Year Anniversary of the Bauhaus; Werner Drewes (1899-1985) will feature works on paper including gouaches, woodcuts, etchings and collages. The show will include pieces that have not yet been seen and that were created by Drewes’s in 1935-1955 and in the 1980s. The exhibit will be open from November 6 – December 2, 2018.
Born in Germany in 1899,Werner Drewes (1899 – 1985), was a printmaker and art teacher. Admitted to the Bauhaus in 1921, he studied under artists including Klee, Itten and Muche. He then traveled extensively throughout Italy and Spain to continue his studies. Drewes immigrated to New York City in 1930 and was one of the first artists to introduce concepts of the Bauhaus school within the United States. He is considered one of the founding fathers of American abstraction and was a founding member of the American Abstract Art group.
Drewes taught first at Columbia University, eventually accepting a tenured position at Washington University in St. Louis in 1946. Notable accomplishments also include working on the design of the 1939 World’s Fair building and showing work at galleries around the world including at the Museum of Modern Art, the Kleeman and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His work is still shown today at many museums throughout the United States and Europe.
In addition to regular gallery hours and special events, the show’s curator and Drewes’s granddaughter, Karen E. D. Seibert, is available by appointment.
Special events include:
- Opening Reception
- Friday, November 9, 6-8:30pm
- Lecture: Werner Drewes, the Bauhaus and the American Abstract Art Movement
- Saturday, November 10, 4-6pm
- Saturday, November 17, 4-6pm
- Closing Celebration
- Saturday, December 1, 4-8pm
Gallery hours for the month of November will be Tuesday – Friday, 12-7pm and Saturday – Sunday, 10am-7pm; and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. For more information visit www.bethesda.org.