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A Look Ahead at 2015’s Solo Exhibits

Did you meet the 2015 solo artists at last week’s opening reception? If not, don’t fear! Here’s your introduction to these seven artists, whose exhibit proposals were selected by a panel of jurors back in 2013. Come to the 2015 Solo Preview — in the Gallery through January 22 — and scroll to the end of this post to view more of their artwork.

March: Claudia Cappelle

  • Medium: acrylic and mixed media
  • Dates: March 5 – April 6

The first solo show of the year is by Claudia Cappelle. You’ll recognize all the hallmarks of a landscape in her paintings — large expanses of color, delicate details — but these abstracts aren’t tied to particular locations.

May: John Gosling

  • Medium: linocut prints
  • Dates: May 7–June 1

John Gosling has a background in architecture and urban design, so it’s only logical that he developed an interest in the created spaces around Alexandria and DC. Our local environments, and the way we interact with them, are the subject of Gosling’s printed art.

June: Maremi Andreozzi

  • Medium: acrylic
  • Dates: June 4– July 6

Continuing that exploration of our home, Maremi Andreozzi has brought her “Cloudscapes” series to the DC area’s skies. The varied colors and moods of “Potomac Skies” are a reminder to look up more often!

July: Shiho Rice

  • Medium: Kirié
  • Dates: July 9–August 3

Shiho Rice works in the medium of Kirié — which, despite your eye’s first impression, does not mean an in drawing or woodcut print. Kirié is actually cut from a single piece of paper, which not only creates a sharp final image, but brings shadows into play, too.

September: Wijati Soemantoro

  • Medium: lithographs
  • Dates: September 9–October 5

An artist who grew up in Indonesia, Wijati Soemantoro has a more personal relationship with natural disasters than most. Soemantoro interprets the power, violence, and tragedy of volcanoes and earthquakes — and her personal experiences — in these abstract lithographs.

October: Sheila Harrington

  • Medium: oil
  • Dates: October 8–November 9

How do you measure the passage of a year? Sheila Harrington uses the dinner table as an evocative mirror for the different seasons. These small panels, painted from life, celebrate the small moments.

December: Kathlyn Avila

  • Medium: ceramic and mixed media
  • Dates: December 9–January 4

“When I create my dolls or ceramic figures, my goal is for their character to stimulate a memory or feeling in the viewer’s mind and heart,” Kathlyn Avila told this blog in 2013. This exhibit explores archetypes like The Nurturer, pictured above.

More artwork by these artists: (click for larger images)

Six paintings by Sheila Harrington
Six paintings by Sheila Harrington
Three lithographs by Wijati Soemantoro
Three lithographs by Wijati Soemantoro
Dream Go Round by Shiho Rice
Dream-Go-Round by Shiho Rice
Three linocuts by John Gosling: Old Town Waterfront, Great Falls, and Jones Point.
Three linocuts by John Gosling: Old Town Waterfront, Great Falls, and Jones Point.
April by Claudia Cappelle
April by Claudia Cappelle

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