Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: July Open Exhibit and Into the Wilderness by Kim A. Richards at the League; Doing the Work at The Kreeger Museum; Sobre una mujer (About a Woman) at Art Museum of the Americas; and Philip Guston Now at the National Museum of Art.
July Open Exhibit
Diverse artworks by member artists are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. There are 115 pieces—painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and more—on view in this month’s show. It was juried by illustrator Sarah Mari Shaboyan, and is on view through August 6.
Into the Wilderness
Kim Richards’ solo exhibit, Into the Wilderness, presents a body of work rich in biblical and allegorical references. Painted in oil and acrylic, her work focuses on the sense of hope and encouragement that defies the feelings of fear, hurt, and discontent experienced throughout the “wilderness journey” of life. Richards hopes her exhibit will “strike a spiritual chord of God’s unconditional love with her viewers.” Into the Wilderness is on view through August 6.
Doing the Work
The Kreeger Museum and Hamiltonian Artists present Doing The Work, featuring Kyrae Dawaun, Cecilia Kim, Ara Koh, Samera Paz, and Matthew Russo. In this group exhibition that includes photos, sculpture, drawings, and video, “The Work” is both personal and collective, theoretical and tangible. Rather than focusing on end results, each piece is evocative of progression, calling attention to the patience, play, and serendipity that occurs within periods of growth and development. Doing the Work is on view through August 5; 2401 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, D.C.
Sobre una mujer (About a Woman)
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the FLA-Fundacion Luz Austral, with the support of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) Sobre una mujer (About a Woman), an exhibition of contemporary photography of the Americas. It features works by 32 photographers throughout Latin America, the U.S., and Canada, and coincides with the 95th anniversary of the CIM. Sobre una mujer (About a Woman) is on view through October 8; 201 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Philip Guston Now
One of America’s greatest modern painters, Philip Guston (1913–1980) bridged the personal and the political, the abstract and the figurative, and the humorous and the tragic in paintings of lively touch and memorable impact. A major retrospective of the artist, Philip Guston Now at the National Gallery of Art, presents of the full scope of the artist’s 50-year career. It is on view in National Gallery’s East Building through August 27; 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Stay cool and enjoy the weekend!