Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PAST: ART: Summer Exhibitions on view at American University's Katzen from SAT, June 15th - SUN, August 18th, Free

Saturday, June 15th - Sunday, August 18th

Tim Tate is Washington’s best known contemporary glass artist, but his latest work has moved toward video installations. (Read more on the post on Free in DC) 

Raya Bodnarchuk: Form
Raya Bodnarchuk’s sculpted animals and people are beautifully and carefully observed, the mature work of a master of many different media. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design and the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Bodnarchuk has been a major artist and an influential mentor in Washington for forty years.

Kitty Klaidman: Beneath the Surface

Recent mixed media paintings by Washington, D.C., artist Kitty Klaidman. In these paintings, richly colored acrylic pigment is applied on wood panels covered with molding paste that has been incised with organic patterns. They are then highly glazed. The over-all effect is to make explicit the subtle rhythms and tensions in seemingly static natural settings.

Glass Art by Tim Tate
Nan Montgomery: Opposite and Alternate
Recent oil paintings by Washington, D.C., artist Nan Montgomery. Throughout her career, Montgomery’s basic signature has been the use of color as communication, the interest in the painted surface and a minimalist aesthetic. The large fields of color are painted with many color overlays using a small brush.

Chester Arnold: Accumulation and Dispersal 

As evidence of an artistic ambition and moral commitment to the human experiment, these paintings celebrate living and art-making and accumulating in a most visible and accessible way while juxtaposing the complexity, ingenuity, and wastefulness of modern civilization.

Washington Art Matters: 1940's-1980'sWashington Art Matters: 1940s–1980s tells the story of art made here during five crucial decades. As such, this is the first major effort by a museum to present a comprehensive history, representing those times with works by some 80 artists. The exhibition is based on Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990, a book published by the Washington Artists Museum and co-authored by Jean Lawlor Cohen, Benjamin Forgey, Sidney Lawrence, and Elizabeth Tebow.

Open: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm. Closed on July 4th for Independence Day

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Metro: Tenleytown and take the free AU Shuttle, which you can pick up at the bus stop near Panera, to the main campus, ask the driver for the stop closest to the Katzen, usually the first stop

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