Reception: Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm
Gallery Underground’s Focus Gallery in October presents Gratitude, a solo show by Barry Barnett Keith. Keith’s solo exhibition, Gratitude, explores a myriad of subject matter from landscapes to superheroes in a color palette outside of Keith’s usual tone. Typically, Keith is a fast plein air painter, but the pieces in Gratitude are slowed down and detailed. His new paintings still carry over themes from his solo show last year at Gallery Underground, Water, but they also explore new themes for the artist.
Paintings such as “Brooklyn Stroll” and “Harper on the Rocks” are landscapes that delve into fantasy. “The Great Luzita” is a traditional portrait of a child’s intriguing face. “Windy Day” captures movement withing a landscape, while “Autumn” represents Keith’s favorite time of year. Gratitude represents Keith’s love of painting and love for all subject matter.
Additionally, the Main Gallery features new works by gallery members, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, and ceramics.
Gallery Underground, the juried gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern.
Virginia Magazine’s 2021 reader survey and has received a 2021 “Arlie” as one of Arlington’s “Best Shops” from the readers of ARLNow. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists.
Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents a special solo, group or juried show in the Focus gallery and a new show from its talented members in the Main gallery, in many forms: mixed media, paintings, sculpture, glass, and ceramic art. Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground and on First Fridays (first Friday of every month) it hosts an opening reception free and open to all from 5-7pm.
Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, in partnership with the National Landing Business Improvement District, Amazon, and JBG Smith. For more information about the gallery: https://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/gallery-underground
Metro accessible, Blue Line, Crystal City stop. Public garages in the Crystal City shops offer unlimited free parking after 4pm and both gallery and garages are fully handicapped accessible.
More Information about Arlington Artists Alliance:
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County. The organization encourages and supports both established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art, without partiality toward style or trend. Its 150 members also exhibit year-round at a variety of Arlington community local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through Arlington Cultural Affairs and by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, JBG Smith, and Amazon. For more information about Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit the Alliance website at https://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/
- Monday–Friday, 10am-6pm
- or by appointment
Gallery Underground is located at The Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.