Three Years, Three Shows!

By Editorial Team on March 9, 2010
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Three Years, Three Shows: Three is the Magic Number!
All Exhibitions Open 3/12/10 @ 7pm in Anacostia

Arts patrons will have lots to discover in Anacostia this month.  Opening on Friday, March 12th, Honfleur Gallery celebrates its third anniversary with the opening of the aptly named painting exhibition, Three, as well as an exhibition of the works of John K. Lawson, entitled NOW AND THEN.   Up the street at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions digital maestro Brad Ulreich opens his exhibition La Femme Da Vine.

Three features paintings by artists Wesley Clark, Lance Wiggs & Jonathan Royce.  The work by this younger cadre of local abstract painters features intense color, experimental techniques and an overarching prediliction for the art of layering.  Stop-action video and works on canvas, panel and found objects will be included.

Honfleur’s upstairs exhibition space will highlight a new body of portraiture in the solo show NOW AND THEN.  John K. Lawson returns to Anacostia with his signature collaged encaustic works using salvaged materials.  Building on his past works that emerged from the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina,  NOW AND THEN instead draws material from the digital world, amalgamating text, image and pixels in an arrangement that both outlines and obfuscates the portrait’s subject.   A metaphor for the contemporary experience, Lawson explores “the relationship between the interior psychic self and the modern exterior world.” though he warns that  “they are rendered with a sense of  futuristic urgency… and not of a sentimental longing for a simpler past life.”

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions presents Brad Ulreich’s large-format renderings in La Femme da Vine hit upon a topic long targeted in the canon of art history, the female form.  Digitally fusing imagery from anatomical drawings, fetishism, renaissance masterworks, and spiritual images, the women are a revamped take on classical imagery of madonnas and venuses. 

Honfleur Gallery – 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020- is a contemporary art space located in the Historic Anacostia. Opened in 2007, it maintains a rigorous schedule of exhibitions and programming that focuses on cutting edge contemporary exhibitions by living artists from the USA and abroad.

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions- 2208 MLK Jr. Avenue SE, Washington DC 20020- is a photography and digital arts space that is dedicated to showcasing and supporting established contemporary artists as well as aspiring local Washington, D.C. talents.

Both galleries are projects of the ARCH Development Corporation whose mission is to act as a catalyst for cultural revitalization, primarily in the historic Anacostia neighborhood by creating a home for arts & artists, cultural organizations, and compatible businesses as a means to fulfill its objectives of community-based economic development and sustainable living neighborhoods.

For further inquiries, please contact Briony Evans Hynson, Creative Director at 202-536-8994 or