Iona Senior Services Presents Dennis Crayon and Nadia Linda Goldstein For Real!

Warm Grapes by Dennis Crayon. Photo Credit: Dennis Crayon
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Reception: Friday, March 15 from 5pm to 7pm
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The Lois & Richard England Gallery at Iona is proud to exhibit Dennis Crayon’s intimate trompe l’oeil paintings and Nadia Linda Goldstein’s large panels of found objects from March 11-May 30, 2019.

The precision and tenacity of the artists’ workmanship are evident from the moment you lay your eyes on each piece. Both investigate deeply the nuance of color, shape, and form. Together, they explore visual and tactile textures through beautiful imagery and vivid colors. Both are For Real!

Help them celebrate the accomplishments of their featured artists, Dennis Crayon and Nadia Linda Goldstein. Join us for a free energetic reception, with conversation and refreshments, at Iona Senior Services.

The exhibition is curated by Joey Mánlapaz, MFA Professor, Corcoran at George Washington University.

Curator’s Statement: At first glance, one wonders what Dennis Crayon’s intimate trompe l’oeil paintings have in common with Nadia Linda Goldstein’s gigantic panels of found objects. These creative artists have more in common than it seems. The precision and tenacity of the artists’ workmanship are evident from the moment you lay your eyes on each piece. When viewing the works closely, it is the surface field that is magic. Dennis’s trompe l’oeil intends to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects and Nadia’s panels are the actual three-dimensional objects. Both investigate deeply the nuance of color, shape, and form. One pretends to be real and the other presents objects that are real. Together, Dennis and Nadia explore visual and tactile textures through beautiful imagery and vivid colors. Both are For Real!

To learn more and read the Artist and Curators’ Statements, please visit www.iona.org/for-real-artists-statements.

Iona Senior Services is located at 4125 Albemarle St. NW.