Reception: Friday, February 3 from 6pm to 8pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, February 11 at 4pm
Washington Studio School (WSS) is pleased to present an exhibition of monotypes, paintings, and sculptures by one of Washington, DC’s premiere artists, Jack Boul. Included in this exhibition are 11 monoprints, 16 paintings, and 2 small sculptures. This exhibition is in conjunction with a retrospective at the Gallery of Stanford in Washington honoring Boul’s 90th birthday.
The intimate scale of his work combined with his restless search for veracity convey his technical proficiency, pictorial intelligence, and quest for simplification. Boul’s subjects and motifs vary, but the content is always informed by the structural composition, balance, relationships, color, shapes, and subtlety.
Boul’s monotypes are drawings of the finest order and are one-of-a-kind. About his monotypes, Boul says “I also realized that although you could probably force it into being a tight medium, I found it was a very loose medium for me. It probably helped my painting loosen up a bit. Rather than trying to get precise detail, as I did when I used to paint with a tiny little brush at times, the monotypes were wonderful in terms of not only loose brushwork but in terms of wiping and smudging, etc., and I think it helped the painting a great deal.”
Boul was born in Brooklyn in 1927. He moved to Washington, DC in 1951. He has been making art and teaching in Washington, DC for more than half a century. Boul is among the very first founders and faculty members of WSS, where he taught from 1984-1994. Boul has had one-person shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Franz Bader Gallery, Watkins Gallery at The American University, Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, University of Maryland at College Park, Courtyard Gallery, Katzen Arts Center, and the Arts Club of Washington, DC.
Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S. St. NW. For more information, call 202.258.5404 or visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.