Studio Gallery Presents April/May 2024 Exhibitions

By East City Art Editorial Team on April 21, 2024

Sat, April 27 2024 — Sat, May 18 2024

Abundance of Hydrangeas by Andrea Rowe Kraus, credit: Andrea Rowe Kraus

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27 from 4-6pm

 

In Full Bloom
Andrea Rowe Kraus
Curated by Adah Rose Bitterbaum
We all have a profound relationship to nature. The start of Spring brings a sense of renewal and hope. In her newest series of paintings, artist Andrea Kraus has created bright and bold paintings that respond to the beauty of gardens and to the uniqueness of each of the flowers she paints. Andrea has traveled the world and many of the flowers are from the places she has visited. The colors are intense; bright fuchsia, goldenrod yellow, blue violet and jade and emerald green. They are outlined to highlight their unique shapes and the vibrancy of their color. The flowers stand as individuals and part of a larger community. They are diverse, colorful, unique and stronger together.

Gardens are protected places, cultivated and artistic, complicated and soothing, much like Andrea’s elegant paintings.

Events:
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 4-6 pm
First Friday: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8 pm
Third Thursday: Thursday, May 16th, 5-6 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 18th, 4-6 pm

“Constance (Atascadero)” by Lynda Andrews-Barry, credit: Lynda Andrews-Barry

Echoes of Heroics
Lynda Andrews-Barry
Curated by Gaby Mizes
Echoes of Heroics delves into the realms of both past and future, weaving together both my heritage and my imagination. The collaged photo paintings of my ancestors blend traditional portraiture techniques with visionary elements that evoke a sense of continuity and transformation. Drawing from the richness of African cultures, I use vibrant colors and cosmic motifs to celebrate the heroics of my lineage while transcending the confines of time. These portraits serve as symbolic anchors that honor the resilience and wisdom of my forebears, while projecting a future imbued with a Black identity of agency and freedom.

Creating Echoes of Heroics is a deliberate step towards reimagining history, infusing it with the boundless possibilities of an envisioned future. This work is a celebration of the diverse narratives that shape my heritage, from ancient wisdom to modern aspirations. The portraits serve as a visual testament to the enduring spirit of my ancestors that reimagines the past and envisions the future through a lens that centers and celebrates the experiences, histories, and potentials of a people.

Events:
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 4-6 pm
First Friday: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8 pm
Third Thursday: Thursday, May 16th, 5-6 pm

“Chrysalis” by Miriam Keeler, credit: Miriam Keeler

Face to Face
Miriam Keeler
Curated by Judy Southerland
This small exhibit features ten heads in conversation via facial expressions, accessories, and color.

Events:
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 4-6 pm
First Friday: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8 pm
Third Thursday: Thursday, May 16th, 5-6 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 18th, 4-6 pm

“Snowbank of Blossoms” by Carol Rubin, credit: Carol Rubin

Talia and the Spring
Carol Rubin
Curated by Deborah Addison Coburn and Miriam Keeler
The universe is a hum of vibrating energy, endlessly transforming, never the same. I feel that in flowers. Flowers are colored forms that take my eye on a gymnastic trip up, down, around and through space. They offer an endless array of complexity and simplicity of form and tangled lines, gathering and scattering. And the spaces between the flowers are also part of the act. Space and form mutually support one another, seeking a balance, if sometimes precarious. Dark and light are also players, from dense darkness where shoots emerge from earth to vivid light as they spill into the sun. The impact can hit as loud as a thunderclap.

Every spring I am overwhelmed again by nature’s ability to show us its vast energy. New growth beckons to be explored with paint. I search for ways to evoke my personal response. I use loose paint, working in rapid gestures across the canvas. I seek to activate the surface, to let it vibrate, to find a rhythm. I explore how forms move away from and toward us, leaving a trail of movement and sometimes disappearing under layers of paint.

Nature’s turns are dreadfully fleeting. So, I paint with some urgency. There isn’t much time for pondering. Catch it in paint before it is gone. This spring little Talia arrived with the first blossoms. Thank you for coming, Talia.

Events:
First Friday: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8 pm
Third Thursday: Thursday, May 16th, 5-6 pm

Near and Faraway (Places)
Eleanor Kotlarik Wang
Curated by Deborah Addison Coburn and Miriam Keeler
In these works, the artist uses an expressionistic palette and sensibility to capture on canvas the emotions and sense of wonder originally experienced encountering faraway and local locations.

Events:
First Friday: Friday, May 3rd, 6-8 pm
Third Thursday: Thursday, May 16th, 5-6 pm

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 encouraged to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Point of contact for all shows is Halley Stubis, reachable at (202) 232-8734, or by email at director@studiogallerydc.com. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com for more information. Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R St NW