The Silva Gallery x Latela Curatorial Present Anne Marchand Moments of Grace

By Editorial Team on August 9, 2021
Tangent by Anne Marchand. Courtesy of The Silva Gallery x Latela Curatorial.
On View: August 27 September 10 – October 3, 2021

The Silva Gallery x Latela Curatorial is excited to announce the solo exhibition Moments of Grace by Anne Marchand. This exhibition invites us on a journey, an exploration in self-discovery and healing, for ourselves, and for our communities.

First inspired by photographs of galaxies and nebulae seen through the Hubble telescope, Marchand’s paintings suggest a connection between deep space and inner space of the human body. Her work recalls images seen from low orbit space, looking through portals, seeing patterns and rhythms of earth’s natural forces. Through art, she addresses our role as citizens on a planetary paradise and how the human race moves forward in time, visualizing from a big picture perspective while operating on a local earthly level.

Working in a square format, Marchand highlights structure and mankind, physical things, such as four seasons, four directions, and the four physical elements—earth, air, fire, and water. But the paintings in this exhibition are also soft: they summon the visual vibration in the eye of the viewer, along with their sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination.

Created by experimenting freely with poured paint, along with using combs and scrapers, Marchand mixes a variety of materials into her process such as tree bark, glass beads, sand, and Indian silks are layered in the paint, connecting the work both to nature and to other cultures.

Marchand’s exhibition comes at a timely moment to remind us not to forget some of the subtle, self-connective lessons that the pandemic taught us. As we “go back to normal” and extend ourselves outwards into society again, Moments of Grace offers an intimate refuge to come back to center and brings forward concepts of unity, time, perspective, impermanence and the sublime.

This is the first exhibition in a new partnership between The Silva DC, a new luxury apartment building in Adam’s Morgan and Latela Curatorial, an art consultancy firm. Latela Curatorial sourced local artwork for the building’s permanent collection and will curate rotating exhibitions featuring local artists in this gallery space.

Moments of Grace solo exhibition by Anne Marchand is on display at The Silva Gallery x Latela Curatorial. August 13 – October 3, 2021. A public reception will be held for the artist, date TBA. All artwork displayed is available for purchase. All inquiries for art purchases should be directed to Latela Curatorial: studio@lateladc.com.

About the Gallery:

The Silva Gallery x Latela Curatorial at The Silva provides additional exhibition opportunities and curated promotion to local artists in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. The art gallery is located in the building’s reception area and will be open to the public on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. For updates on exhibition openings and other art related events, visit www.latelacuratorial.com/the-silva-gallery.

About the Artist:

Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans. She majored in art at Auburn University, graduating with a BA, and then earned an MFA from the University of Georgia. Her early artistic focus was the figure, and she was especially drawn to the work of Francis Bacon for his expressive paintings of the human body. Marchand has exhibited her work extensively in solo exhibitions at Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC; Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD; Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, GA; Hardin Arts Center, Gadsden, AL; Brick City Gallery, Springfield, MO; and in group exhibitions at Porter Contemporary, New York; American University Museum, Washington, DC, Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD; Longview Gallery, Washington, DC and McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA. Marchand’s work is published in100 Artists of the Mid AtlanticCapital File Magazine, Home and Design Magazine, Artists Homes and Studios, Studio Visit Magazine, and Object Lessons, Beauty and Meaning in Art. She is recipient of an Artist Fellowship 2020 from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Artist’s Statement:

“The heavens inspire me to take paint to canvas. Space, color and mystery are calling cards to begin the work of layering materials. The painting process is a metaphor for patterns emerging in nature and in the visible universe.  Moving with conscious and spontaneous actions, I combine themes of spirit and matter. I am drawn to images that open the viewer to questions about personal experience, consciousness and transformation.

My work is inspired by images that come from space probes. Science with its technological advances has given mankind the ability to see what was previously unseen. With this new information, I am interested in finding patterns that occur in the macrocosm and in the microcosm, in space and in the space of our bodies. I am looking at the intersections that tell us that we are linked to the universe, created from the same materials. In the same breath, I am exploring mystical poetry to create a hybrid visual language.”

About Latela Curatorial:

Latela Curatorial is a full service art advisory studio based in Washington DC that specializes in the weaving together of conceptual art projects and curatorial services for art collections. Through intuitive arts leadership, LC’s core mission is to continuously question how “support” is defined in the artworld and advocate on behalf of the artist and arts workers. LC’s attitude is to nurture with a matriarchal approach: creating generative (rather than solely transactional) opportunities for artists, collectors and communities alike.

Latela Curatorial’s holistic approach includes organic placemaking, large-scale art procurement, exhibition curation, collections management and community workshops. LC is particularly passionate about raising the bar for support of the arts ecosystem in the nation’s capital. LC excels in working with art collectors as well as designers/architects/developers in an ever-gentrifying area and underrepresented art market to augment the area’s artistic currents and talents. In addition to client work and rotating exhibitions, LC helms two special projects: GLB Memorial Fund for the Arts and the annual Women in the Arts Initiative.

About The Silva:

Developed by EastBanc and Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. and managed by Bozzuto, The Silva features 172 thoughtfully designed apartments ranging from studios to two bedrooms, including 10 penthouse suites, making it the ideal home for residents looking to immerse themselves in the eclectic lifestyle of Adams Morgan while experiencing the best of high-end living. At The Silva, residents will find a rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the Capitol and the Washington Monument from the building’s infinity pool, a private courtyard with lush greenery, and within each unit, state-of-the-art appliances and acoustical design.

Prospective residents can learn more about the building and pre-leasing options by visiting www.thesilvadc.com.

Open:

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: noon-5pm

Located at The Silva DC 1630 Columbia Rd NW.