Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy and engage in art as you shelter-in-place or practice social distancing.
This weekend: January exhibitions at the League; color and form at Gallery Neptune & Brown; seeing red at Washington Printmakers Gallery; 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.
David X Levine: Color + Form = X
In his second solo exhibition at Gallery Neptune & Brown, New York-based artist, David X Levine, presents a fresh perspective on his work–ripe with nostalgia, an appreciation of pop culture, and a devotion to the infinity of color. View it online, or in person through February 20; Gallery Neptune & Brown, 1530 14th Street, NW.
2020: Time for Change
Studio Gallery begins 2021 with a moving exhibition by guest artist, Winston Harris. 2020: Time for Change. It consists selections from Harris’ digital photo collage series, In My Lifetime—a celebration of “commemorative events in American history, especially significant to African American history and culture”—and his digital print series American Made, a reflection of the rich diversity in the United States. View it in person (no more than five guests in the gallery at one time) through January 30, or online; Studio Gallery, 2108 R Street, NW.
The artists of Washington Printmakers Gallery explore the color red – how to use it, how to shape it, and how to interpret the many things this vibrant hue connotes. View the exhibit online, or in person through March 7; Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Arlington Artists Alliance members were asked to create works that represented their optimism for the coming year. The result: New Beginnings, a multimedia show of works intended to spark joy in the new year. It is on view through January 29 at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.
Enjoy the weekend. Wear your mask.