Monday, June 12, 2023

After Tradition at Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery and their neighbors, the IA&A at Hillyer and The Phillips Collection will once again offer Third Thursdays! The gallery is at 2108 R Street N.W., Washington, DC 20008.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, June 15th from 5-8 pm

At Studio they'll have After Tradition by Freda Lee-McCann and curated by Adah Rose Bitterbaum, not only one of the hardest working gallerists in the DMV but also one of the nicest!

"I have always painted Chinese landscapes. Sometimes I have introduced new elements into the classical paintings - stronger colors, adding collages of my own calligraphy and my paintings, or less traditional textures. Over time my landscapes have become less traditional, but still the classical landscape was there."

In this body of work, the landscapes are no longer the main focus, the collages are. The landscape starts at the middle ground, recedes into the distance, while the collage is in the foreground. There is a transparent layer of written poetry between the landscape and the collage. The poetry is written in very light tone, not necessarily to be read by the viewers. This gives the landscape a feeling and a memory."

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Society of Solitude by Cheryl Ann Bearss - Curated by Mira Hecht

"My search for solitude - seeking time alone with thoughts and away from everyday demands - is found walking in nature among trees or on a secluded beach at sunrise. The society I seek is the company of tress, birds, and ocean waves. Looking at a solitary tree or a tree inhabiting a space in the society of neighboring flora and fauna reflects our lived experience of aloneness and community."

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Mispocha (Family) by Deborah Addison Coburn, also  curated by Adah Rose Bitterbaum.

"I've been fortunate to recently inherit my parents' albums of old family photos. While I can't identify many of the folks pictured, their faces are vibrant and full of personality. Some had been in this country for generations, and other never made it out of Poland. The names of many of the folks in my pictures have been lost. But in these paintings, I am trying to capture their humanity and pay tribute to my family, my 'mispocha.'"

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Around the Edge by Wayne Paige - Curated by Deborah Addison Coburn and Miriam Keeler

"The Digital Age has brought upon us a binary kaleidoscope fog blanketing both perception and reality. I think of my art as beyond the fog evolving at the bottom of an inkwell. In only working with the traditional media of pencils, pens and paper, my inspiration derives from personal perceptions of contemporary life and the reality of encroachment. Conflict, dreams, and humor are often woven within."

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Morocco: Colors and Shapes by Joyce McCarten - Curated by Deborah Addison Coburn and Miriam Keeler

"I made these paintings in a studio situated in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. With my group from Canada, I walked the dry riverbeds, or stopped our driver by the side of the road, to collect earth pigments.

Colors and shape in the landscape have informed my work for over 40 years. Honest response to personal search is my driving imperative. Working abstractly makes me continue the search. These small paintings were made very quickly, and with the idea of responding to my surroundings with as true a response as I could make."

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Round the block with Renie

"Round the block with Renie" by Mary-Glynn Boies and part of the 36th Annual Northern National Art Competition in Nicolet College in Rhinelander,  Wisconsin.