Women's Caucus for Art/DC Chapter "Elements of Surprise"
May 25 - June 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
The Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring two-and three-dimensional artworks by 19 Washington-area artists at the Phoenix Gallery in New York, NY. This black and white show uses form, composition and sparks of color to surprise and encourage contemplation.
Exhibition juried by Sue Stoffel. Sue Stoffel has long been involved with a broad range of NY’s visual arts institutions in a variety of roles: patron, trustee, event planner, fundraiser, docent, educator and board development consultant. Since 2005, Stoffel has worked extensively with private collectors worldwide in acquisition, sales and collections management. Her board memberships have included the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Creative Time. A longstanding member of the Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Stoffel holds an MA in Arts Management from Columbia University.
Participating Artists Thalia Baez, Nanette Bevan, Madison Bolls, Melissa Carr Dovey, Shosh Cohen, Michele Colburn, Sandra Davis, Marie-B De Amicis, Kim Foley, Jane Forth, Deborah LaCroix, Linda Lowery, Jane Pettit, Cherie Redlinger, Katherine Rodgers, Bushra Shamma, Gillian Spooner, Xinman Wang, Angela White The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all. For more information, visit: www.wcadc.org
Pamela Bennett Ader "The Seasons"
April 26 - May 20, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6 - 8 PM
Orgasm 34” x 19” x 19” 3D Contemporary Collage
Park McGinty (Estate) Hallowed Be Our Resplendence Curiosity and a willingness to discover wonder even in the mundane made Park triumphant over psychological and physical challenges in life. This show, with some of his favorite works of all, highlights his transformative touch, including in particular works using copper dross.
March 29 - April 22, 2017 Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6-8 PM
In cooperation with Mr. McGinty’s estate the Phoenix Gallery is proud to present the artist’s extraordinary work. www.parkmcginty.com
Marie-Louise McHugh October 5 - 29, 2016 Reception: Thursday, October 6, 6-8 PM
Born in Switzerland, I grew up fascinated by paintings by Hodler, Segantini, Valotton, Amiet, Giacometti and others. Unfortunately, my art teachers were totally taken by the abstract minimalism movement of the time. They discouraged me from pursuing my love of strong, realistic imagery, the organic and narrative quality of my work. So I resorted to photography for many years.
In the 70’s I moved to the USA, returned to painting and never stopped. I immersed myself in images of organic forms...the Pear, the female figure, the Cone Flower.
During the past three years, I took a leap of faith and started painting small abstract works inspired by nature, gardens, walks in the park, color and light. It has been very exciting to work with thick layers of colorful paint applied with palette knives. Ironically, it is my reluctance to waste paint that lead to this transformation. For a long time, after a day’s work on a large painting, I would make a quick small painting or sketch with the leftover paints on my palette. I have also used the iPad with various painting Apps to further my exploration of abstract images. The only problem with the digital media is that the images have to be reproduced on either paper, canvas or metal which result in something very different from an oil painting. I am still searching for the ideal way to reproduce them. The two abstract painters who inspired me greatly for the work on exhibit are Alma Thomas and Joan Mitchell.
Ellen Silberlicht Raku/Fiber Fusion April 27-May 21, 2016 Reception: Thursday, April 28, 6-8 PM
I interpret my many personal experiences, travels, joys and wonders and communicate my stories in my work. It takes time to digest, discover, cultivate, and interpret the world in your own language…it takes a lifetime. Having lived many experiences, I am now fixated in the inspiring marriage of clay and fiber. My work is my attempt to share my passions. I am spellbound by the raku firing process, its surprises, and earthiness. I am energized and challenged to merge my two passions and achieve their harmonious relationship to one another. I feel as though I’ve opened an ancient door to my soul and have found my balance with the earth. www.ellensilberlicht.com The Phoenix Gallery welcomes Ellen to the gallery's new Project Space. Please join us on April 28 from 6-8 PM to meet the artist.
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