Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PAST: ART: "The Salon of Little Deaths" at Hamiltonian Gallery on U St from SAT, May 11th - SAT, June 15th, Free

"The Salon of Little Deaths" on view at Hamiltonian Gallery on U St
Saturday, May 11th - Saturday, June 15th
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

"Matthew Mann investigates narrative and the pictorial vocabulary of painting through disjointed landscapes, dead birds and eruptions of foliage on fields of luminous color. Mann's new works blend myriad visual references including 17th century Dutch still lives, Ming Dynasty landscapes, digital images of paintings and online pop-up ads. The result is a collection of cryptic works that speak at once to art history and visual perception in the digital age. Milana Braslavsky's seductive photographic still lifes of fruit on tabletops are replete with quiet violence, sexual tension and a wry sensibility. Contrasting the delicacy of ripe fruit with crisply folded linens and household objects, Braslavsky's sumptuous photographs function both as still lifes and evocative portraits of unseen personages while communicating themes of desire, loss and decay."

Matthew Mann and Milana Braslavsky revitalize the enduring genres of landscape and still life with a contemporary approach in The Salon of Little Deaths, an exhibition on view at Hamiltonian Gallery. Read more about the artists and the exhibitions on the invite.

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U St NW Suite 101
Metro: U St, 13th St exit

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