COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for the DC Area Visual Arts Community
The following is a list of relevant grants, loans and impact surveys East City Art has compiled to assist the visual arts community. This list will be continuously updated during the pandemic. ++Last updated: June 15++ Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for the DC Area Visual Arts Community
East City Art Reviews: Bethesda Painting Awards 2019
Gallery B in downtown Bethesda is hosting the finalists of the annual Bethesda Painting Awards competition. This year’s selection exhibits a pronounced showing of painting, in the traditional sense, both figurative and abstract. It’s been some time since we’ve seen such a strong feeling of hand is in the works represented, that is, of paint on surface, made into recognizable or abstract imagery.
Recovering Tintoretto, Painter of the Venetian Late Renaissance
The retrospective exhibition of the work of Venetian artist Jacopo Robusti, known as Il Tintoretto, is still on view at the National Gallery. Although Tintoretto was enormously successful in his own time and place, he remains relatively unknown to the general public. The reasons for this are many. Not least among them are the many myths that stubbornly follow the artist’s reputation portraying him as an outsider, a rebel, a difficult and bizarre personality, and perhaps most problematically: a Mannerist.
East City Art Note—Maryanne Pollock Rebirth the Earth
Without a doubt, the most interesting and arresting painting in the current solo exhibit of recent work by Maryanne Pollock is her Rebirth the Earth (2021), also the title of the show. Against a black background that appears cosmic, explosions of aqua, blue and white acrylic burst forward, along with translucent orbs that seem to be in a state of formation.