Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy art in person or virtually.
This weekend: Landscapes and geometric abstracts at The League; the spirit of Renewal at Mosaic Gallery; a walking public art tour in Foggy Bottom; and more!
June 2021 Landscape Exhibit
Paintings, drawings, photography, collage, and glasswork are among the many representational and abstract pieces on display in our Landscape Exhibit, juried by celebrated watercolorist John Salminen. Here, the idea of landscapes varies from remote vistas like Primal Shadows by Leanne Fink and moody streetscapes like Comfort by Blair Johnson, to architectural horizons like Old Town Charm by Rana Geralis and seashore scenes like Girl in the Green Hat by Clayton Davis. In other artworks, like Cabinet of Curiosity NO. 15 by David Alfuth or Connecting Memories by Pam Gregory, objects, figures, colors, textures, marks, and expressions are what evokes a sense of place. The June 2021 Landscape Exhibit is on view in the Gallery and online through July 3.
Perspectives, Abol Bahadori’s series of abstract paintings inspired by the rediscovery of the perspective grid among Renaissance artists, is on view through July 3 in the Solo Gallery. Bahadori uses trapezoids and triangles generated by 3D grids as abstract planes to showcase colors to prismatic effect. He further enhances some of his compositions with realistic figures and illustrations—humans, animals, insects— that break the symmetry and change the focal point.
Addison/Ripley Fine Art presents Minted, a curated summer selection of fine art prints featuring fourteen local, national and international artists including Damien Hirst, Anne Smith, Sam Gilliam, and Allison Saar. It is on view through August 20, and online; 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.
In the spirit of reemergence and rejuvenation after months of social distancing, the Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic presents Renewal, a buoyant exhibit filled with nature and vibrant colors to remind us of the simple pleasures of the season; on view through July 18 at Mosaic, 2905 District Avenue, #105, Fairfax, VA.
After having to postpone last year’s exhibition due to the pandemic, Arts in Foggy Bottom is back with its outdoor sculpture biennial. This year’s theme, Human/Nature, explores human connectedness with nature, and the impacts of the collision between natural and manmade environments with the use of materials that evoke natural elements and affirm an urgency towards climate justice. This self-led exhibit features original creations by 11 artists installed throughout the yards and homes of the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood located between 24th and 26th Streets NW and H and K Streets NW in Washington, DC.;on display until September 26.
Enjoy the weekend!