Gallery at the Wharf Presents Lina Alattar Serenity and Chaos

By Editorial Team on August 6, 2018

Tue, 31 July 2018 - Wed, 29 August 2018

Chasing Currents by artist Lina Alattar (Photo Credit Martha Spak Gallery).
Reception: Saturday, August 25 from 6pm to 8pm

The Gallery at the Wharf is pleased to present an exhibition featuring artist Lina Alattar. The Serenity and Chaos show will run from July 27-August 27, 2018 with a reception Saturday, August 25 from 6-8 pm. The exhibition focuses on her multicolored-textured paintings.

Lina Alattar has a passionate obsession with color, shape and space. She is especially attracted to emotive paradox –serene and chaotic, loose and intense. Through her painting experience, lightness is revealed bringing a transient experience into view. “It nudges me to pay attention to chance, and the willingness to be surprised.” Although abstract in nature, there is an underlying visual order that comes through, hovering between risk and control. Each painting is composed of fluid color combinations and texture where the unexpected and the intentional coexist in a delicate balance.

The use of color is soothing and energizing. For this show, the exhibition will feature paintings of multicolored combinations, ink with raised texture. The artist is able to create vibrant, yet layered translucent colors punctuated with vibrant color spots of paint and ink. While the artist’s work is unique, she chooses to add a glossy finish for increased visual impact.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Sunday 12-6pm
  • and by appointment

Gallery at the Wharf is located at 40 District Square, SW. For more information about the gallery and upcoming exhibitions, please call the Gallery Director at 301.908.4937 or email