HEMPHILL Presents Summer Show 2019 Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on July 16, 2019
Paul Reed, Green Disc, 1965, acrylic on canvas, 42″ x 33″. Courtesy of HEMPHILL.
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Reception: Saturday, July 20 from 4pm to 6pm
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HEMPHILL’s Summer Show is on view from July 13 – August 23, 2019. The exhibition features paintings and works on paper by Rushern Baker IV, William Christenberry, Ryan Crotty, Steven Cushner, Thomas Downing, Linling Lu, Paul Reed, Robin Rose, Alma Thomas, and Julie Wolfe.

Steven Cushner and Linling Lu are featured in the July/August issue of Home & Design Magazine. “Next Chapter” by Julie Sanders details the transformation of a Bethesda, MD penthouse apartment by interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale. A painting by Steven Cushner guides visitors into the living area while a print by Linling Lu provides a pop of color in the dining area.

Julie Wolfe is included in the group exhibition “Overlooked” at Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), July 13 – August 31. Overlooked will present the work of artists who are seeking to bring awareness to issues that are often unnoticed, ignored, or otherwise not part of “polite conversation.” These artists are not necessarily proposing solutions to society’s ills but are alternatively offering an opportunity for the viewer to engage in compassion, empathy, critical reflection, and even healing. Instead of offering a comprehensive exhibition of hot-button issues, Overlooked turns to the artists in our community and beyond to bring awareness to subjects that are important to their lives.

Julie Wolfe’s newest publication, Dream Sequel Series: Under Their Gaze We Become Creatures will be available for purchase on August 1, 2019. Recent prints, paintings and drawings are juxtaposed with images from the artist’s collection of second-hand books based on outdated psychoanalysis theories, art history and natural science. The photographic images are reordered, distorted, merged and arranged into the book in a way that stages random associations between facing pages that might be in dialogue and taking on new meanings.

Joe Shetler: The Habitual Line is on view at Foundry Gallery, Washington DC through July 28. “The Habitual Line” contains works made using the most traditional forms of mark-making: silverpoint and graphite. Shetler was raised in a Mennonite family where simplicity and structure permeate all aspects of life. These values guide Shetler’s artistic practice, as he uses lines, patterns, and grids to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct forms. Shetler received a B.A. from Goshen College in 2006 and an M.F.A. from Arizona State University in 2014 and is the Preparator and Installation Manager at HEMPHILL.

Gallery Hours

  • Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm
  • and by appointment

HEMPHILL  is located at 1515 14th Street NW. For more information, visit www.hemphillfinearts.com.