Gallery Openings and Events

Schlesinger Center’s Forum Gallery Presents Walter Kravitz Lyric Line, Works on Paper

Courtesy of Forum Gallery.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25 from 2pm to 4pm

Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible – Paul Klee

Walter Kravitz has been living and working in his Washington, DC studio for more than 30 years. He transitions between creating drawings and paintings to room sized installations and public commissions. Kravitz’s studio works have been exhibited at OK Harris, New York, NY; MoMA PS1, New York, NY; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and galleries across the country.

In addition to his large scale works, he continues to develop drawings and paintings on birch plywood, paper and polycarbonate.  His Forum Gallery exhibit, “Lyric Line, Works on Paper by Walter Kravitz.”  is a compact survey of the works on paper by a virtuoso creative artist.

The first thing Kravitz considers when beginning apiece is the color, shape, and the canvas as a whole. The human figure and its movement fascinate Walter.  On a personal and professional level, he often sketches dancers, the ultimate form in motion. His interest in movement is reflected in his work. Many of his installations are mobile, or at least have moving components. His large 2-D works are dynamic and energetic, composed with bright colors and vivid, urgent line work. As they interact with each other, the figures in his pieces extend a sense of dynamism. This sense of dynamism extends to the works on display in this exhibit. The public is invited to join us on Saturday afternoon January 25, 2020 from 2-4PM to meet Walter Kravitz and see the exhibit.

Public Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Schlesinger Center is located at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA, 22311. For additional information please contact the gallery director Mary Welch Higgins at mhiggins@nvcc.edu.