Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: Patterns and Working on the Railroad by Raymond Burns at the League; Mark Laguë’s solo exhibit at Principle Gallery; The Woman in White at the National Art Gallery; and Graphic Rapport at Calloway Fine Art.
Patterns are all around us whether they are found in nature—think of grooves on tree bark or the veins in a leaf—or things in manmade environments like scaffolding, window pains, or the bricks on a building. Patterns can also refer to a repetitive process. All of these are explored in Patterns, our October 2022 Themed Exhibit.
“There’s just something inherently satisfying about looking at patterns,” says The Art League Gallery Director Haven Ashley who conceptualized the theme. “It just kinda scratches something in your brain.” Patterns is comprised of 91 artworks in mediums ranging from acrylic and oil paintings to photography and mixed media.
Patterns was juried by New York-based painter Cecelia André, and is on view from October 5 to November 6.
Working on the Railroad by Raymond Burns
In his solo exhibit Working on the Railroad, oil painter Raymond Burns showcases the rugged character of the railroad in lush detail and rich color, highlighting the unique weather-worn patina of aging locomotives. Working on the Railroad is on view through November 6.
Join us for an in-person opening reception celebrating the Patterns and Working on the Railroad Friday, October 14, from 6:30 – 8 pm. RSVP here.
Mark Laguë Solo Exhibition
“Big cities are really my thing,” says Canadian artist Mark Laguë, “There is something about the urban landscape that is so visually exciting to me.” Be it a sweeping panorama of the Brooklyn Bridge; Chicago skyscrapers casting shadows on the traffic below; or a streetcar making its way down a foggy San Francisco boulevard, Laguë”s cityscapes are vibrant, stimulating, and transporting. See them on exhibit at Principle Gallery through October 14; 208 King Street, Alexandria, VA. The exhibit can also be viewed online. Meet the artist at an opening reception Friday, October 7 from 6 – 8:30 pm.
The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler
This is the final weekend to see The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, an exhibit exploring the iconic painter’s long-time muse, at the National Gallery of Art. It is on view through October 10; 6th Street and Constitution Avenue. Art League models Desi Steward, Sheba Amante, and Gazelle Powers collaborated with the museum on the exhibit. Read about it here.
Graphic Rapport is a dual exhibition by Andrew Sovjani and Graceann Warn at Calloway Fine Art. While the two artists work in very different mediums—Sovjani in photography, Warn in encaustic and acrylic—with different approaches to their work, they share a bold, tactile style. Sovjani’s compositions are deliberate and carefully constructed before the photography begins…
…while Warn’s paintings reveal themselves to her during the process of their creation. Her surfaces are physically rich, Sovjani’s photographs are rich in surface detail, both of which pull the viewer closer. Presented together, their obvious affinity makes a striking impact. Graphic Rapport opens Saturday, October 8 and is on view through November 5; 1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. There will be a reception on opening day from 5:30 – 7:30 pm., and Andrew Sovjani will be present.
Enjoy the weekend!