January 2022 Exhibitions at Studio Gallery

By Editorial Team on January 10, 2022

Wed, 05 January 2022 - Sat, 29 January 2022

Power of The People by photographer Brandon Iracks-Edelin
On View: Wednesday, January 5 to Saturday, January 29, 2022

 

Studio Gallery is open to the general public for walk-ins on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1pm to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm. All visitors and staff are required to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Please contact director@studiogallerydc.com or call (202) 232-8734 for inquiries.

RE:
Our city succumbs to constant change in landscape, cultural competence, and demographic, so we are no strangers to change and growth. However, the goal of this exhibition is to show when our participating artists stopped being afraid of growth—particularly the type that occurs in one’s own personal life. By viewing these interpretations through different art forms, a colorful story map of growth develops that may run parallel to or intersect with the stories of those viewing the work.

For this outreach exhibition, they asked their artists to divide their artistic careers into three stages and asked the question: “How have the last 3 stages (or the single most prevalent one) contributed to the most current one?” The artists’ replies (hence the tile, RE:) create these maps of growth that contribute to a larger atlas of stories. They hope you will join them in contemplating the effects of their past experiences on their lives in this new year.

Participating artists: Reice Buckner, Measu Bellay, Lima Bartolo-Clayton, Atiya Dorsey, Eden Hambric, Jordan Howie, Brandon Iracks-Edelin, Justin Johnson, and Shedrick Pelt.

Conversations
The mutual love and respect for handwork with fabric and other surfaces have brought together the multi-dimensional works of four artists featured at Studio Gallery. Sarah Pavlik with her rhythmic geometrics and forms has a contemporary, often abstract approach to quilting. A more traditional vintage quilt has been masterfully reconstructed by Leslie Lilly. Neighbors Beth Eltinge, a bead artist, and Eleanor Wang from Studio Gallery, created works responding to the other’s forms and paintings.

The exhibit bridges artisan and painterly traditions in a kaleidoscopic conversation about color, line, form and texture.

Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R St. NW.