October 30 - November 30
Gian Garofalo - "In Rainbows"
Opening Reception - Thursday, October 30th, 6:30-8pm
Gian Garofalo is a visual artist who explores color and technique through the application of resin and pigments. Inspired by several contemporary artists, including Gene Davis of the Washington Color School, Garofalo is perhaps most well-known for meticulously applying resin to panel, creating stripes that slowly gravitate to the base, ultimately punctuating the work with intriguingly suspended paint droplets. In Rainbows will see Garofalo push his signature style by including works on panel, paper and sculpture – his popular stripes often along side figures from pop culture or missing all together. Showcasing the familiar gradient of complimentary colors while also incorporating more vivid and vibrant hues, this body of work explores the ability of color to create energy, contrast, and affect the character and atmosphere of a space.
Dcember 4 - January 4
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz - "New Work"
Opening Reception - Thursday, December 4th, 6:30-8pm
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz is driven by a desire to shine light on the destructive relationship humans and technology have on nature as well as an aesthetic need to make pretty what others deem unfit. She scours her neighborhood of Andersonville in Chicago, Illinois searching for discarded wood, often rubble from renovations of decades old row houses. One man's trash is Michelle's treasure, as the scraps transform into the reclaimed wood and mixed media pieces for which she has become known. Michelle's strong ties to the natural world were born of her childhood spent surrounded by forests in both Puerto Rico and Connecticut. It was in these forests where she became hyper aware of the effects humans and technology have on these delicate ecosystems. After moving to Chicago, Peterson-Albandoz was surrounded by the ever-changing urban landscape, full of both construction and destruction. Her emotional reaction to the accumulating waste became the catalyst for her current artistic direction.
September 25 - October 26
Takefumi Hori - "Gilded"
Opening Reception - Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:30-8pm
Takefumi Hori is a Japanese artist based in New York. The vibrancy of the city as well as the abundance of material wealth influence his art. His aesthetic elements combine energetic brush strokes and surface scratches to mirror the hard edge of the city with shimmering gold, silver and copper leaf that represent financial prosperity. For Takefumi, the works are more than simply a reflection of the city in which he lives. Juxtaposing his aesthetic elements with the calm serenity of classically uncomplicated geometry and composition, he seeks to contemplate the balance between man and our surroundings. For Takefumi, these pieces are a study in the way mankind harmonizes exterior affluence with a simplified internal equilibrium, all in the search for the sublime. Takefumi’s aesthetic combinations and the search for the sublime result in paintings that are both arresting and captivating. His fascination with contemporary life in a modern metropolis alongside a more philosophical concern with the nature of aesthetics allow him to create canvases that do more than search for the sublime, they uncover it’s essence.
August 21st - September 21st
J Jordan Bruns - Light, Color, Chaos!
Opening Reception - Thursday, August 21st, 6:30-8pm
J Jordan Bruns is a DMV artist working in mixed media. He searches for balance in his paintings, focused on discovering the complements in opposite forces and showing their awe-inspiring beauty. In his work, the contrary forces sometimes exist independent of one another, dueling from opposite sides of the surface. More frequently, however, the foils become intertwined, indistinguishable and connected. For Bruns, balancing opposites begins in the creation process by layering non-controllable paint applications like pouring and dripping with more measured techniques such as classical oil practices and hand cut stenciling. Balance is explored even further in the mix of mediums used to create his paintings. Bruns masterfully combines shellac, polyurethane, and spray paint to create chaos while maintaining a sense of order with acrylic, ink, and oil paint. As the creation progresses, Bruns establishes a dialog between the painting and himself, coaxing, but not dictating the imagery to communicate dualities of triumph vs. tragedy, light vs. darkness and most importantly order vs. chaos.
July 17th - August 17th
Laura Berman - Coalescence
Opening Reception - Thursday, July 17th, 6:30-8pm
Layers build, imagery compounds, colors mix and patterns form in Laura Berman's latest monoprints. Her process of working is playful and dynamic so that her imagery can become beautifully mixed and re-mixed again. Berman's work focuses on essentials of direction, precision, iteration, and play within space- reflecting the eternally active coalescence of everything in our universe. Berman is inspired by landscapes both immense and miniscule. She has recently spent a lot of time in the very middle of Kansas. The Flint Hills region is a vast landscape of nothingness- no trees, no things, no people- it's akin to being out at sea. Out there the distance between sky and land is short and unmediated. This new work reflects the slow and dramatic connections between enormous spaces on and beyond our earth and dense details found in environments of transition, such as blades of grass and rocks on a beach. These coalescing landscapes are all born of stardust and motion. Everything is related- and nothing is identical. Stars follow this pattern, as do planets, and rocks, and people. As it is in our universe, so it is in Berman's prints.
June 12th - July 13th, 2014
Opening Reception - Thursday, June 12th, 6:30-8pm
A group show featuring the ceramic works of Laurel Lukaszewski, Novie Trump, Lori Katz and Jodi Walsh.
May 15th- June 8th
Opening Reception - Thursday, May 15th, 6:30-8pm
Featuring new works by many of Long View Gallery's favorite artists!
April 10th - May 11th
Paula Crawford - Holes in the Snow
Opening Reception - Thursday, April 10th, 6:30-8pm
In Paula Crawford's new paintings a greyish blue field unifies what otherwise might seem to be a strange, and strangely disparate, body of work. Watery paintings verging on photo realism appear incongruously alongside abstract images of arcs, half-circles, veils, and manipulated drips. The works gradually cohere not around a dialogue between representation and abstraction, but around an unexpected continuity between idea, resemblance, gesture, and geometry. Together they suggest an attempt to capture the simultaneous multiplicity of the sensed world.
February 20th - March 16th
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz - reWood
Opening Reception - Friday, February 21st, 6:30-8pm
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz grew up surrounded by forests in both Connecticut and Puerto Rico, and found a connection to them that has lasted throughout her creative career. Experiencing first-hand the pristine quality and balance of these ecosystems made her hyper aware of the effect humans have on the environment outside of those woods. Now having lived in Chicago for nearly twenty years, Peterson-Albandoz has been surrounded by a constantly changing urban landscape, full of both destruction and construction. Historic but decrepit wood buildings were pulled down like trees in logging sites and their planks and beams were systematically dumped into landfills, rotting in piles. Her artwork benefited from a visceral response to this waste. She began collecting heaps of the discarded wood and turning them into the basis of her artistic process today.
March 19th- April 6th, 2014
Exposed DC Photography Show
February 13th - March 16th
Mike Weber - Synchronicity
Opening Reception - Thursday, February 13th, 6:30-8pm
The tame animals in SYNCHRONICITY are photographed on sustainable farms or within rescue centers where the shelters rescue, rehabilitate, and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals whom have been rescued from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. The wild animal subjects have been overhunted for the lust of exotic skins, tusks and organs or mere sport. Numerous species of animals have been wiped out primarily by humans. Extinction brings up interesting evolutionary considerations. In the end, extinction will be the ultimate fate of all species- but how long it will take to get there will depend heavily on humanity's future courses of action.
Weber's art is about the craft and process of layering materials. The colors, textures and patterns are inspired by his memories of decaying homesteads, making visible a new culture, formed by a consciousness abandoned for centuries. Each piece connects a global audience with a combination of photographic and painted images, sealed behind a heavy and modern coating of glossy or matte resin. Using tremendously enriched materials and surfaces, Weber creates a combination of things that look perfect and ruined at the same time, juxtaposed to create rhythm, harmony and coherence.
January 16th - February 9th
New Year/New Artists
Opening Reception - Thursday, January 16th, 6:30-8pm
Join us to celebrate the new year with new artists Lea Fisher, David Douglas, Jean Sausele Knodt and James Hunter.
November 21st- December 31st, 2013
Amy Genser - Entertwined
Opening Reception - Thursday, November 21th, 6:30-8pm
November 5th-December 31st, 2013
Tony Savoie - New Work
Opening Reception - Tuesday, November 5th, 8-10pm
September 19th - November 17th, 2013
Ryan McCoy - Paintings
Opening Reception - Thursday, September 19th, 6:30-8pm
August 15th- September 15th, 2013
Jason Wright - The Great Escape
Opening Reception - Thursday, August 15th, 6:30-8pm
Artist Jason Wright creates dramatic landscapes through the use of geometric lines and complex perspectives. Inspired by the dwellings in which we live, the work brings life to sometimes overlooked and forgotten elements of our land. His pared-down images are distilled to their essence and portrayed with graphic style in precise shapes, bold lines and strong colors, giving them immediacy and vigor. With his signature hard-edged style, Wright's work is at its heart a study of the beauty of isolation.
"I paint what I see. You can stand anywhere in the world, look any direction, and you will see hard vs soft. The terra with its hard geometric lines against the sky and its fluidity." - Jason Wright
July 11th- August 11th, 2013
Robert Stuart - Grace and Measure
Opening Reception - Thursday, July 11th, 6:30-8pm
Robert Stuart's abstract paintings have evolved over the past ten years. They are a distillation of light, color, and surface, and follow a dozen years of representational painting 'before the motif" - outdoors, from the landscape and in the studio, from still life set-ups. The paintings have developed into mixed media collages, incorporating painted strips of paper that used to act solely as boundaries but now find new life as integral elements to the finished works.
"At times there have been particular correspondences in the natural, phenomenal, physical world to what I hope for in a painting. One such time was when I was walking in the loft space of our big, old, barn. Early morning sunlight was flooding the interior below. As I glanced down the light was bursting through thin slits between the floor boards making brilliant crevices of light -- a metaphor, perhaps, for some sort of transcendent, otherworldly awakening."
Robert Stuart credits the late American artist Agnes Martin as his biggest influence, in addition to well-known contemporary artist Sean Scully. One can't help but recognize the influence the artists of the Washington Glass School had on his work when viewing them alongside the likes of Gene Davis.
June 6th- July 7th, 2013
Opening Reception - Thursday, June 6th, 6:30-8pm
Featuring new work by Sondra N. Arkin, Mike Weber, Bryan Nash Gill, Takefumi Hori, Ryan McCoy, Eve Stockton, Marie Ringwald, Shawna Moore and Natasha Karpinskaia.
May 2nd- June 2nd, 2013
Gian Garofalo - Ain't That America...
Opening Reception - Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30-8pm
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In Ain't That America... , Garofalo presents a new body of work employing his distinctive yet familiar style. Ain't That America... presents a vibrant medley of Garofalo's resin drip paintings composed in varied color palettes. Executed in a wide range of shapes and sizes, the artist continues to explore this finicky yet rewarding medium. A selection of pieces will feature pop culture artifacts, some still relevant, others lost and forgotten. Physically incorporating these elements into the work acts as a rebirth of sorts, transporting the viewer to the relevant time. The pieces in Ain't That America... were inspired by childhood, fatherhood, and contemporary culture. This is a body of work intended to incorporate humor, wonder, irony and a decided bit of seriousness.
March 25th- April 7th, 2013
The DCist Exposed Photography Show
Opening Reception - March 26th & 27th
February 15th- March 24th 2013
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz - The Way Into The Wood
Opening Reception - Friday, February 15th, 6:30-8pm
January 10 - February 10, 2013
Colin Winterbottom - Gothic Resilience
Opening Reception - Thursday, January 10th, 6:30-8pm
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"Gothic Resilience" presents an initial selection of photographs from an ongoing collaboration between photographer Colin Winterbottom and Washington National Cathedral. Started as the Cathedral began restoration and recovery from the August 2011 earthquake, the series sheds light on a number of hand-carved architectural features that were damaged in the quake; paradoxically, the overall impression left by the series is of the strength and resilience of the graceful Gothic structure.
**A companion exhibition and related events will take place at the Cathedral beginning in March.
November 1 - December 31, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 6:30-8:00pm
A show featuring artists whose work is heavily influenced, both consciously and subconsciously, by Washington D.C.'s own, The Washington Color School.
September 27 - October 28, 2012
Cheryl Wassenaar - Syntax
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:00pm
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Cheryl Wassenaar is a visual artist who explores the function of text in a hybrid practice of painting, sculpture, and design. She works primarily with found and fabricated commercial signage, repurposing the discarded wood into visual metaphors of communication that borrow from the language of modernist painting, contemporary advertising, and technology. In Syntax, Wassenaar presents a new body of work, equally familiar and unsettling. Familiar, at first, is the alphabet taught to us at an early age, represented here in bold and vibrant colors. Seeing Syntax for the first time, the viewer's instinct is to start "reading" the artwork, deciphering words and sentences, to help understand their meaning. But Wassenaar often presents the letters cut in half, upside down, repeated, or illegible, abstracting them and pulling them out of context. It doesn't take long for the letters to become forms, unsettling our ability for "reading" and eliminating the opportunity for understanding based on language. Wassenaar's abstractions inspire the viewer to experience the work and its associations to communication in a new way.
August 23 - September 23, 2012
Sondra N. Arkin - Pattern Transformation
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 23, 6:30-8:00pm
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Sondra N. Arkin has spent years perfecting her encaustic techniques through countless art experiments. Her process-driven work requires bursts of concentration, hours of labor, and an unmatched focus on repetitive tasks. The failures and successes of her experiments provide invaluable data that have influenced the direction her work has taken in Pattern Transformation.
July 19 - August 19, 2012
Refresh II - Work by Some of Long View's Best
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6:30-8:00pm
Beat the summer heat at Long View Gallery's newest exhibition, Refresh II, featuring new work by some of the gallery's favorites as well as a couple of surprise new artists. You can expect to see pieces by Mike Weber, Amy Genser, Marie Ringwald, Ryan McCoy, J Jordan Bruns and Sondra N. Arkin as well as premieres by Jason Wright and Martina Nehrling.
June 14 - July 15, 2012
Eve Stockton - Ensembles: Landscapes in Transition III
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 14, 6:30-8:00pm
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Eve Stockton's woodcuts are inspired by close observation of nature and an eclectic interest in science. Utilizing a multifaceted background in architecture and art, Eve is able to engage the variables of printmaking, allowing her to produce an ongoing body of dynamic, graphic images. The Ensembles: Landscapes in Transition III exhibit contains prints that are exemplary of Stockton's ongoing investigation of the natural world.
April 12 - May 20, 2012
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz - Urban Forest
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 6:30-8:00pm
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Michelle Peterson-Albandoz is driven by a desire to shine light on the destructive relationship humans and technology have on nature as well as an aesthetic need to make pretty what others deem unfit. She scours her neighborhood of Andersonville in Chicago, Illinois searching for discarded wood, often rubble from renovations of decades old row houses. One man's trash is Michelle's treasure, as the scraps transform into the reclaimed wood and mixed media pieces for which she has become known.
March 21 - April 1, 2012
DCist Exposed Photography Show
"Is it really the sixth year of DCist Exposed?" we hear you say. Well, we're feeling the same sense of astonishment here at Exposed HQ.
From this year's 650+ submissions, we've somehow managed to select a mere 40 top-notch photographs for the show--and we think you'll love them. Once again, we were blown away by the remarkable diversity of perspectives displayed in our entrants' images from in and around our great city.
February 23 - March 19, 2012
Tony Savoie - In Thoughts, Words and Deeds
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6:30-8:00
Orlando, Florida artist Tony Savoie works in mixed media, creating visually striking and complex shadowboxes. "In Thoughts, Words and Deeds" is an artistic expression of his own personal struggle with our world's political landscape, the abuse of power and an oft-innate lack of humanity. His struggle is manifested in this series of new works, inspiring the viewer to evaluate their own tendencies to "follow the leader." Savoie's obedient subjects are central to each work -- dogs, boy scouts, musclemen and weaponry -- surrounded by text and imagery relating to their environments. Through the juxtaposition of text and imagery, Savoie criticizes the pack mentality and questions the morality of acting solely on orders rather than self-evaluation. Addressing the gap between the potential for human decency and an often brutally cruel reality, he manages to balance his frustration and disgust with humor and possibility. Tony Savoie uses a wide range of media including clear acrylic, spray paint, photographs, stencils, oils & found objects to create his multi-dimensional statements.
January 19 - February 19, 2012
Mike Weber - Homestead
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6:30-8:30
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Mike Weber spent his childhood exploring rural farmland outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Like any inquisitive child, he was drawn to investigate the abandoned homesteads that dotted the landscape. These forgotten buildings, full of history and littered with hints of their grandiose past, left a lasting impression on the youngster. Recalling his experiences in these abandoned homes brings up mysterious childhood emotions for Weber. “Late evenings provided the most magical experiences. The atmosphere of the home would shift as the light trickled through cracks and revealed the Victorian patterns on decaying plaster walls lined with aged wooden slats and rusted nail heads. The rays of light captured the still dust suspended in flight. Fragments of wall coverings loosened by gusts of ghostly winds would dance thru the air as if nature was setting free centuries of forgotten memories. The materials were dark, stained and rich in texture and color that had evolved, darkened and aged over centuries. This pictorial language that some would find haunting and disturbing, I found inspiring."
October 6 - November 6, 2011
Clyde Fowler - Pictorial Choreography
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30
Clyde Fowler describes his paintings as 'pictorial choreography'. He approaches his work in a manner similar to that of a choreographer, filling them with orchestrated sensations and intuitive notations while giving consideration to movement, rhythm, space and form. His art explores the associative nature of visual relationships and the dynamic potential of juxtaposition involving a language that is purely abstract. Although Fowler's imagery can reference personal experience and a range of artistic influences, especially the staged tableaux of theatrical director and designer Robert Wilson, he begins with no preconceived message or set direction. Instead, Fowler allows the paintings to develop according to the added strokes, shapes and colors while constantly revising aesthetic decisions during that process.
September 1 - October 2, 2011
Thomas Burkett - Containment and Diversion
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 6:30-8:30
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Growing up in the grandeur of the Western United States, Thomas Burkett gleaned an impression of invincibility and an air of confidence that abundant land resources were the norm. Now, as an urban living, outside observer, he realizes his utopian West is a both a place of grandeur and illusion. City life confronts his notion of abundance with the reality of a water crisis and a realization that we have settled in an environment that challenges our subversive tactics of control. Determined to examine our control of water, the work in Containment and Diversion portrays the damming, diverting, and polluting of water – life’s most vital substance.
May 19 - June 19, 2011
The Artists of the Washington Glass School - The FIrst Ten Years
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8:30
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The Washington D.C. area has become international renowned as an emerging center of glass art. At the forefront of this charge is the Washington Glass School, where, for the past ten years, the instructors, artists and student have brought narrative and content into glass, dragging it away from decorative craft and into the rarified atmosphere of "fine art." The Washington Glass School has produced artists whose art can be found in museums and collections worldwide and is advancing the studio glass movement with its explorations of narrative content, technology and skills.
Washington's Long View Gallery presents "Artists of The Washington Glass School - The First Ten Years" showcasing ten years of integrating glass into the contemporary art dialogue. While it recognizes the past and present, The First Ten Years is intended to instigate - and celebrate - the new directions contemporary glass is exploring through various artistic metaphors. Featured artists include: Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Erwin Timmers, Elizabeth Mears, Robert Kincheloe, Syl Mathis, Lea Topping, Allison Sigethy, Dave D'Orio, Kirk Waldorff, Robert Weiner and others.
March 31 - May 1, 2011
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz REVIVE
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 6:30-8:30
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Michelle received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. An accomplished painter and mixed-media artist, Michelle is well known for her wood constructions on panel and sculpture made from reclaimed wood from urban areas. To be exact, chaotic materials that people just discard. Most of us don't even see these objects that become cohesive panels inspired by nature. We just see faded 2 by 4's in a pile by the empty lot, or an eye sore. Michelle takes a different view. The more beaten and abused the wood, the better it translates alongside other pieces. The weathering of the squares and strips that make up her art panels create a certain flow, a natural and architectural one.
March 15 - March 27, 2011
DCist Photo Exposed
Opening Receptions: Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16
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Five. Five whole years. That's the length of time that Exposed has been running -- and we're pretty darn excited about hitting this milestone. It's been an adventure. One which started with the idea that our very talented photographers deserved a show to call their own. That first show -- with forty fantastic pictures -- at the no-longer-with-us-in-the-same-capacity Warehouse was a tremendous success. Six hundred people showed up to our opening party, and the Warehouse barely withstood the onslaught. Year after year, the show has grown, adding photographers, photos and more and more space. Civilian Art Projects and Flashpoint saw the show through its next two years, and last year we chose the wonderful (and wonderfully huge) Long View Gallery. We're happy to report that Long View is once again home to the show, and in 2011, we're hoping our our fifth splash is our biggest.
February 17 - March 13, 2011
New Gallery Artists Group Show
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 17, 6:30-8:30
Since re-opening in October of 2009, Long View Gallery has expanded its artist list to include talents from across the United States. This month we choose to celebrate the works of several standout new artists showing with Long View Gallery including Ryan McCoy, Shaun Richards, Jordan Bruns, Zach Sherif, Thomas Burkett, Amy Genser, Shawna Moore, Michelle Peterson-Albandoz and Clyde Fowler. In addition to highlighting the incredible work by each of these artists, several of Long View Gallery's favorites will be showing new and exciting pieces as a preview of what is to come. Join us, and many of the artists, at the opening reception to see the exciting new things happening at Long View Gallery!
January 20 - February 13, 2011
Ernesto Santalla - Symmetries
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 20, 6:30-8:30
Ernesto Santalla's photographs from his collage series uniquely document Washington's record-breaking snows of 2010. With camera in hand, he trudged through the inhibited landscape and captured monotonous images from the storm. His shots were not wholly unlike the thousands of photographs many amateurs captured on their camera phones, but, according to Santalla, his otherwise "uneventful, uninspired and often mundane images evolve into fascinating kaleidoscopic photographs." Santalla's process of repeating and mirroring images results in a view of our city, under the blanket of a blizzard, unlike anything you've seen before. The images that emerge from the process are images that speak to the viewer on an individual level, from the prurient to the metaphysical, similar to inkblots.
December 9 - January 16, 2010
Paula Crawford - New Work
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 9, 6:30-8:30
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Several years ago, on the threshold of an unusual sickness, Paula Crawford began painting walls of spherical forms. When she was finally diagnosed with Hepatitis C, her doctor showed her an image of the cells causing the disease. They were clustered spheres, almost identical to what she had been painting. Whether this was a case of tuned inner eye or pure chance we will never know. Crawford's call to paint these forms has remained after a yearlong treatment and final cure. In the beginning, the forms in the paintings appeared as cellular walls, dense and impenetrable. Still, they seemed beautiful like river rocks under rushing water, or an infinite array of candy coated gumballs. Slowly, alongside her recovery, the wall of cells broke down, folding away towards a horizon. As if laying out the path to recovery, the cells became land or seascape, floors rather than walls, like stones paths-easily passable, creating distance rather than confinement.
October 28 - November 28, 2010
Scott Brooks' We the People
Opening Reception: Friday, October 29, 6:30-8:30
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Scott Brooks' work reflects the political and economic turmoil that take up the head space of those who are paying attention. "We The People" maintains the detailed figures and story-telling themes Brooks has become known for allbeit on a much larger scale. In the past, Brooks' message was often subtle, hidden in his elaborate tableaus. In contrast, "We The People" blatently speaks to the pop-culture obsessed and politically charged landscape in which Brooks lives today.
September 16 - October 24, 2010
Michael Benson: Images from... Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16, 6:30-8:30
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Beginning in 1995, Michael Benson began hunting through hundreds of thousands of photographs, dating as far back as 1970, to find images with potential significance in the photographic landscape. As locator, editor and curator of these images, technically snapped by interplanetary probes traveling through space, Benson describes himself as "the author of the composite image. The resulting images wouldn't exist in anything like the form seen without substantial work."
August 5 - September 12, 2010
Tony Savoie: New Work
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 5, 6:30-8:30
Tony Savoie's distaste for war is front and center in much of his work. His pieces often position animals, perfectly obedient, in front of soldiers or other expressions of warfare, drawing comparison in their training to follow commands. Savoie criticizes the pack mentality and questions the morality of acting solely on orders rather than self -evaluation. "In addressing the gap between the potential for human decency and an often brutally cruel reality, I'm attempting to balance anger and apathy with humor and horror. I want to combine immediate and exciting painting with broader concepts, and the desire of initiating a dialog on the topic of human critical thinking." Tony Savoie's process is intricate in its execution, laying reverse painted pieces of clear acrylic onto backgrounds composed of found photographs and artifacts. He uses a wide range of media, from spray paints to pencils, photographs, stencils and oils to create his multi-dimensional statements.
July 8 - August 1, 2010
Opening Reception: July 8, 6:30-8:30pm
"Informed Design" strives to expound on the role of art objects within the context of interior design and architecture. This exhibition will feature a sampling of the inventory in our newly launched corporate art consulting branch, as well as two architectural design vignettes by leading D.C. architects Ernesto Santalla and David Jameson. In contrast to typical gallery shows in which pieces hang on blank white walls, "Informed Design" demonstrates how art can influence or interact with an interior. "Informed Design" aims to explore the relationship between art and architecture, and argues that exceptional works of art establish dialogues with their surroundings. The show will encompass a wide variety of abstract paintings and low relief sculptures by artists on our corporate art consulting roster. These artists include: Joan Konkel, Anne Marchand, Victoria Cowles, Steve Griffin, Patricia Burns, Wanda Wainsten, and Susan Finsen.
June 3 - July 1, 2010
Anna U. Davis: The Dance before the Kill
Opening Reception: June 3, 6:30-9:30pm
In her first exhibition of works on paper, "The Dance before the Kill," Anna Davis adopts the pasodoble as a metaphor to contrast the fluidity of women's roles with the aggressive, prideful posturing of paternal authority. She has translated the gray "Frocasian" characters of her vibrant mixed media paintings into starkly black and white illustrations of entangled bodies. An amalgam of the terms "Afro" and "Caucasian," "Frocasian" designates the artist's construal of Primitivism's "noble savage" and symbolizes the utopist aim to transcend identity politics. On paper, however, these figures lose their uniformly gray hue, underscoring their cultural oppositions and differences in appearance. The flamboyant garb and histrionic facial expression of each character evoke the dance of the bullfight, as these attributes augment the dramatic tension between the sexes.
April 22 - May 20, 2010
Mike Weber: Identify
Opening Reception: April 22, 6:30-9:30pm
In his first solo exhibition with Long View Gallery, Mike Weber explores concepts of commemoration and heritage (including his own lineage), as he symbolically reinvents the life stories of his unknown or forgotten subjects. He selectively edits and reframes vintage photographs, which derive from both his family's collection and estate sales, into newly composed digital prints on canvas. This process of converting an analog photograph into a digital copy unearths previously overlooked details that shed light on the biography of the sitter and his/her relationship with the faceless photographer. Weber augments these details with layers of paint, unorthodox collage materials, and high-gloss resin, intensifying the mood of the original photograph. The inclusion of scant, stenciled text invites the viewer to speculate the historical importance of the depicted sitter. Ultimately, Weber's artistic praxis ascribes a new narrative to his source materials and re-presents them as glossy, modern images.
June 23 - July 24, 2011
Creative Processe: Four Artists' Expressions Through Uniquely Different Mediums
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 6:30-8:30
Patrick Hughes, Eve Stockton, Sondra Arkin and Natasha Karpinskaia each approach their respective artistic spaces in ways not normally featured at Long View Gallery. From wood block printing to encaustics, monotypes and reverspectives, these artists are pushing the boundaries of their respective processes.
July 28 - August 28, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 28, 6:30-8:30
Come see what some of Long View Gallery's best artists have been up to as well as what some new faces for the 2012 exhibition schedule have in store!
November 10 - December 11, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6:30-8:30
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Amy Genser's exploration of paper as medium began in a papermaking and bookmaking class while studying for her graduate degree in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Art school led her to paper, but growing up in the northeastern United States and her year round visits to the beaches of Rhode Island inspired her love of the natural world. She masterfully manipulates paper to satisfy her obsession with color, texture and pattern while composing works undoubtedly influenced by her fascination with organic forms and natural processes.
December 7 - January 15, 2011-2012
Holiday Group Show
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 7, 5:30-7:30
March 6 - March 21, 2010
DCist Exposed Photography Show
Opening Reception: March 6th, 6-10pm
Long View Gallery, the massive, 5,000 square foot, newly renovated art gallery just two blocks from the Mt. Vernon/Convention Center Metro, will host 2010's DCist Exposed photography show. DCist is planning this year's opening night to be bigger than ever, with one very special guest: room to breathe! Along with a toast to the DCist Exposed contest winners, we're working on a few other surprises to make this an even more exciting all-over celebration of local photography. Sponsors already in place for this year's event include Ten Miles Square, the Pink Line Project, and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
February 5 - March 1, 2010
Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow: Till Death Do Us Part
Opening Reception: February 5th, 6:30-9:30pm
Where do two artists meet and fall in love? At an art show, of course. On Friday, February 5, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, two of Washington, DC's most celebrated local artists will tie the knot at Long View Gallery at 1234 9th St NW. During the opening night reception for Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow's "Till Death Do Us Part" art exhibition, the long-time couple will exchange nuptials. The couple is inviting all of DC's artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts to the public event.
December 1 - December 31, 2010
Jeff McElhaney: ADS vs. AIDS
25 Years of Communications for the Cause
Jeff McElhaney and freelance creative teams tackled the controversial subject matter of AIDS through advertising despite its taboo status among industry players. ADS vs. AIDS, which runs through the end of December, chronicles a period marked by the struggles of scientists to combat this microscopic enemy and the gargantuan challenge that gay community leaders faced in their efforts to change the behaviors that perpetuated its spread. Created from the dawning of the AIDS crisis in the mid-80s, many of the ads were developed for forward-thinking organizations that included the Maryland Department of Health AIDS Administration, Whitman-Walker Clinic and the Health Education Resource Organization (HERO) under trying circumstances and amid significant concern about both the messaging and whom would be credited with delivering it, including that a press run of 70,000 were once ordered destroyed.