Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: ART: Thornton Dial's "Works on Paper" at Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Upper Georgetown SAT, Jan 19th - SAT, Feb 23rd, Free

Artwork by Thornton Dial 
Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Upper Georgetown presents Thornton Dial's "Works on Paper"
Saturday, January 19th - Saturday, February 23rd

"Addison/Ripley Fine Art  is pleased to present, in cooperation with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, a collection of recent works on paper by celebrated Alabama artist Thornton Dial. Born in 1928 and raised in poverty in the rural South, Thornton Dial spent his childhood toiling in the fields of western Alabama. For many years he worked as a laborer in the region's heavy industry. Throughout the years, Dial has made a variety of works through which he commented on the human spectacle. His creations began to receive attention from the established art world in the mid-1980s. Since then, his work has been exhibited and collected by some of the nation's most important art institutions. A Time magazine article by Richard Lacayo in 2011 gives important insight into Dial’s work. "

Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and catch the Circulator bus to the final stop, or any other bus that gets you close to the corner of Wisconsin and Reservoir in Upper Georgetown. You can also catch a bus across town from Dupont Circle. See metro trip-planner for best bus access and schedule information.

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