On View: May 26 to June 19, 2021
Studio Gallery is open by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and open to the general public for walk-ins on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 6pm. No more than five guests are allowed in the space at one time. All visitors and staff are required to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. For the safety of our staff, our office has been moved to the lower gallery, and our upper gallery is available by appointment or request.
Discoveries: Overlooked Beauty
“Discoveries” began with a sweetgum tree ball and a dried magnolia fruit cone that I found on my path during a walk last fall. Struck by their photographic possibilities, I put them in my purse and took them home. After that, every walk had me scanning the ground, collecting fallen leaves, seeds, nuts, and other vegetation that most people would rake from their lawns and sidewalks without a second thought. When spring arrived, I added fresh leaves and flower buds to my collection. I took their “portraits” against a simple black background in my studio, discovering how my subjects’ textured surfaces, bends, and curves made them look dramatically different depending on how I positioned them to capture the light.
This show is a continuation of one of my goals as a photographer: to inspire people to look more closely at the world around them, to find the beauty hiding in plain sight.
William Bowser | Bob Burgess | Kimberley Bursic | Jennifer Duncan | Pam Frederick | Jeremy Limerick | Al Lipton
Re-emerge features the art of Pam Frederick, Bob Burgess, Jeremy Limerick, Kimberly Bursic, William Bowser, Al Lipton, and Jennifer Duncan. Through the use of rich, bold colors and symbolic imagery, the participating artists explore nature, the urban landscape, and fleeting moments in time. The show embodies the artists’ joy at the gradual return to normalcy as they emerge from the forced isolation and uncertainty of the past year.
Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R St. NW.