This weekend: January exhibitions at the League, artist Rozeal’s culture convergence, a look back at 2020 in photos, and more!
January Exhibitions at The Art League
January 2021 Open Exhibition
This month’s group exhibition, juried by contemporary and performance artist Gregg Deal, features an array of artworks in mediums ranging from drawings and paintings to glassworks, mixed media sculpture, photography and printmaking. It is on view in the Gallery, Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday noon-5:00 p.m., through Sunday, January 24. [Note: The Gallery will be closed Sunday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 20.] You can also view the exhibit online.
Patrick Kirwin: I Need Tromp L’Oeil
Painter Patrick Kirwin brings a lively, contemporary twist to the rich tradition of trompe l’oeil artwork. His large-scale paintings offer humorous, thoughtful observations of our modern world. The exhibit will be on view at The Art League gallery January 7, 2021 through January 24, 2021. Kirwin will be in conversation as part of The Art League’s Solo Artists Series, Friday, January 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 via Zoom. Click here to RSVP.
In her self-titled solo exhibition on view at Terzo Piano, painter and D.C. native Rozeal (formerly known as Iona Rozeal Brown) draws inspiration from Japanese and African American culture for a series of fascinating works made more so by the array of unconventional materials—cardboard, silk, repurposed skateboards, Tyvek—that serve as her canvases; on view by appointment until February 14 at Terzo Piano, 1515 14th Street, NW.
Photographers E. Brady Robinson, Elena Volkova, Jill Fannon, and Rodney Choice along with collagist Melvin Nesbitt Jr. reflect on the new realities—both fraught and sublime—brought on by the unprecedented events of the past year; Liminal Space is on view through February 27 at Formerly Was, 4936 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) invites you to learn about Dr. King’s big dreams with their new MLK Day activities and resources guide. Use it to talk with young ones about their dreams, create art, learn more about race and activism and take a closer look at important objects from the NMAAHC collection.
Enjoy the long weekend. Wear your mask.