Opening: Saturday, April 13 from 5pm to 7pm
DC area fine artist, Angela White, explores abstract landscapes, abstract paintings with sigils, and a confluence of both in Convergence, her ninth solo show at Wohlfarth Galleries.
Many of the pieces in Convergence were created in response to the artist’s personal experience of visiting her mother on the eastern shore and her son on the west coast. These works are rendered as ambient, emotionally expressive land- and seascapes.
Some of the work in the show was created as White experimented with the concept of sigils. Sigils are ancient sacred marks that are generated through a ritual process to express a magical intent. White’s work frequently deals with emotional themes and layered materials and meanings, so the sigil work allowed her to express these concepts in a fresh, new way.
A third group of pieces find these two inspirations coming together. Sigils, landscapes, and seascapes converge and play off of one another.
Convergence is also a celebration of 25 years of the artist, Angela White, and curator, Lavinia Wohlfarth, working together, creating and exhibiting a diverse body of artwork. As part of the exhibition, on April 27th 2:00-3:15, Wohlfarth Gallery will host an Artist and Curator talk with White and Wohlfarth.
There will also be a sigil workshop at the gallery with Gareth Branwyn on May 4th, 4:00-6:00 pm. Branwyn and fellow author, Peter Bebergal, have developed a new system for generating sigils using polyhedral/roleplaying game dice and the classic planetary magical squares. Branwyn will explain the system and then guide participants through the creation of their own magical marks.
- Thursday: 4pm to 8pm
- Friday & Saturday: 12pm to 4pm
- and by appointment
Wohlfarth Galleries is located at 3418 9th St. NE. For more information, visit http://wohlfarthgalleries.com/.