Gallery Openings and Events

Gallery OonH Presents Cathy Abramson District Details

Courtesy of Gallery OonH.

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Opening: Friday, July 13 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Reception: Friday, July 20 from 7pm to 9:30pm
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Cathy Abramson’s oil paintings investigate the stories of the city in District Details. These representational paintings examine the emotional subtext of change; the connections or estrangement of people in transitional neighborhoods. She sees moments of poetry in the ordinary. Capturing those moments highlights the joys and frustrations of the urban rhythm and the vitality of contemporary life. Although she paints particular people and scenes, these paintings about daily life in Washington, DC and beyond, resonate with everyone.

The urban environment provides the literal setting for Abramson’s paintings but not the narrative. She spent two years investigating and painting the neighborhood and people around Kennedy Street, NW. She listened carefully to the stories of each person and recorded scenes that are about personal history, change, nostalgia and social struggle; the joys and frustrations of contemporary urban life​.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday by appointment.

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H St. NE.