The Athenaeum Gallery Presents Darren Smith and Oenone Hammersley

By Editorial Team on January 24, 2022

Thu, 27 January 2022 - Sun, 06 March 2022

Underwater Swimming Reflections 3, by Oenone Hammersley, Mixed Media on Canvas, 36” x 60”
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 30 from 4pm to 6pm
Artists Meet and Greet: Sunday, March 6 from 2pm to 4pm

Darren Smith’s fractured and reconstructed photographic works make the literal abstract. Oenone Hammersley’s work depicts abstract water paintings in mixed media on canvas and wooden panels where she has perfected a unique method of hand painting with multiple paint pourings. These ‘pourings’ are the essence of water with most of the canvasses cut in irregular, naturalistic shapes.

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The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 4 pm

The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

Athenaeum Gallery is located at 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA.