Am selecting pieces from the studio for my upcoming solo exhibit at d’Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia July 1 – 25, 2021. This newly completed painting, Roy 48×48 inches, may make the cut. I particularly like the way the black color grounds and strengthens the figure, making a powerful and compelling statement against the lush background. It epitomizes the rich relationship between ourselves and our surroundings, often at odds, yet inevitably part of one another.
Art Essex Gallery is currently featuring these two paintings above, James and Naranja, both 40×30 inches acrylic on canvas completed in 2021. Check out the gallery’s Invitational Exhibition available online through May 15 at http://www.artessex.com.
Juried by New York City art critic and art writer David Masello, the exhibition focuses on the unpredictable, the best and most exciting feature of a work of art. “Unpredictable” is a great word – the opposite of expected and boring. Can’t begin to tell you how that word has informed my art practice over the past years. I hope you enjoy these two vibrant and exciting pieces above from this exhibition. We all need to look at the world differently as life constantly evolves and changes. I think these two lively pieces reflect the unexpected from me.
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These newly completed paintings are now available at Georgetown’s Susan Calloway Fine Arts — 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007. http://www.callowayart.com
This grouping of paintings features fresh jazzy figures that have the feel of society on the edge. With mostly vivid colors and painterly brush strokes, I’ve tried to maintain a blur between the real and imagined. They have a contemporary aesthetic that’s infused with emotional tension.
As always, ambiguity and ambivalence rule. All interpretations of these figures remain valid, possible, even probable. I prefer that my paintings address those things that do not lend themselves to easy description.
The Athenaeum Gallery Invitational opening proved elegant and lively with friends, fellow artists and art aficionados. Check out my purple dancing hipster (kudos to my husband for serving as the model for this series) displayed above Anne Marchand’s exciting abstract. Many thanks to Gallery Director Twig Murray, President Amy Heiden, and sponsors TTR/Sotheby’s International Realty. On exhibit through November 6 at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA. nvfaa.org
See this dancing hipster of mine at the Athenaeum Invitational Exhibition through November 6. Generously sponsored by TTR/Sotheby’s International Realty, the show opens Sunday, September 25 with a reception from 4-6 and features Megan Beyer, Executive Director for the President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities, awarding prizes.
Twig Murray, Gallery Director of the Athenaeum, conceived and organized this event. She also scheduled a solo exhibit of my work there for August 2017. Looking forward to that…
Love the Reston Patch’s descriptive title for its story on this exhibit: “Spectacular Art Pieces from 30 Artists Now on Display in Reston.”
Excited to have been chosen by curator Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA to exhibit “Under Wraps 4″ at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, VA from June 30 – August 27, 2016. Just completed two months ago, this 36″ x 48” painting forms part of a new series.
Exaggerated features, in-your-face, bold, and drippy all describe this painting. GRACE enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a cutting edge gallery featuring the best of current artwork from around the country. It’s mission is to promote excellence in contemporary visual art.
Opening Reception: June 30, 2016, 6-8 pm
GRACE: 12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston, VA 20190 restonarts.org
This month marks Touchstone Gallery’s 40th year in existence here in Washington, DC. An incredible accomplishment given the ups and downs of the economy coupled with the fact that so many galleries have closed over the years. I am proud to have served as a co-owner and member from 2010 to 2014, on the Board of Directors and as two-term Vice President.
To celebrate this special anniversary, the gallery chose to invite former member artists to exhibit along with current members in a stunning show that brought out an all star cast of talented folks. A jam packed evening with the crowd spilling out onto the sidewalk, the gallery celebrated its longevity, innovation and resilience in great style. Lots of exciting artwork. Kudos to Touchstone…
Touchstone Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibit
Open now through May 28 902 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC