Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, September 7 from 5pm to 8pm
September at Gallery Underground features Land and Sea 2018, a solo show of new work by local painter, art teacher and novelist Barry Barnett Keith, also a native of Alexandria, VA.
The artist regards the act of painting, drawing and creating art in general as acts of gratitude for the opportunity to live. “My goal in landscape painting is simply to translate what I see and have the painting indicative of the medium of painting, rather than paint a photographic picture with brushes,” says Keith. As a boy he studied the paintings of Michelangelo and Leonardo, and was also fascinated by French Impressionist painters like Monet, the works of John Singer Sargent and James Whistler.
Along with new works by Gallery members, also featured is member artist Igor Bravemore.
First Fridays (first Friday of every month), Gallery Underground hosts an art reception FREE and open to all from 5-8pm. This members’ art gallery features paintings, sculpture, clay work, jewelry, mixed media and photography; each month the entire gallery changes its exhibit and presents a new show from its talented local members. Gallery Underground’s monthly opening receptions are part of Crystal City’s Art Underground “First Friday” events where you can also jam at ArtJamz Underground, take a stroll along the Fotowalk, and catch a show at Synetic Theater.
Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and serves as the main gallery space for the 150-member Arlington Artists Alliance. In addition to its monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins, monthly Painting Uncorked classes, and dance and musical performances. The gallery has been voted “Best Art Gallery” in Arlington Magazine’s “Best of Arlington” survey, and was selected “Best Gallery, Crystal City” by Washingtonian Magazine.
- Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
- Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Gallery Underground is located at 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. For more information, visit www.galleryunderground.org.