Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: September Open Exhibit, Intersections by Rifat Taher; Chroma Connections at Chesapeake Framing Company; Alchemy of Metal: Repurpose and Reuse at Falls Church Arts; and African Modernism in America, 1947-67 at The Phillips Collection.
September Open Exhibit
Diverse artworks by member artists are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month, 112 artworks—painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and more—are on view. The September Open Exhibit was juried by photographer Regina DeLuise. It is on view through October 8
Intersections by Rifat S. Taher
In her solo exhibition Intersections, artist Rifat S. Taher explores geometric forms using a variety of mediums inspired by traditional Islamic art and architecture. Her works are an exploration of patterns focusing on the underlying grid, mathematical order, and the contemplative nature of geometry. Through meticulous repetition, and spatial constructs, Taher draws on the timeless relevance of these forms and the wisdom of traditional art through her creative process. Join Rifat Taher in the Art League Gallery Sunday, October 1, from 12 – 6 p.m. where she will be drawing, and discussing her art.
Chesapeake Framing Company presents Chroma Connections, a group exhibition featuring the artwork of Jennifer Kahn Barlow, Jennifer Lynn Beaudet, Jennifer Dreyfus, Martina Sestakova, Lian Sever, and Pritha Srinivasan. Each artist, with a unique interpretation of color, brings their vibrant and diverse palettes to the forefront of this show, celebrating the connections of art and friendship. Chroma Connections is on view through October 31, with an opening reception Sunday, October 8 from 3-5pm; 10507 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington, Maryland.
Alchemy of Metal: Repurpose and Reuse
For Alchemy of Metal: Repurpose and Re-use, at Falls Church Arts, participating artists were challenged to incorporate metal into their artwork, giving the material a second life. The result: forty artworks in a diverse range of media that includes sculpture, mixed media assemblage, acrylic, watercolor, mosaic, and jewelry. Alchemy of Metal is on view through November 12, with an opening reception Saturnday, October 7, from 7–9 p.m.; 700-B. Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia.
African Modernism in America, 1947-67
African Modernism in America, 1947-67, a special exhibit at The Phillips Collection, is the first major exhibition to examine the complex connections between modern African artists and American patrons, artists, and cultural organizations in the postwar period. Featuring the work of 50 African and African American artists—including David Driskell, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Ben Enwonwu, Jacob Lawrence, Demas Nwoko, and Uche Okeke—the exhibition reveals a transcontinental network of artists, curators, and scholars that challenged assumptions about African art in the United States, and thereby encouraged American engagement with African artists as contemporaries. Additionally, the exhibition includes a newly commissioned work by Ndidi Dike, The Politics of Selection (2022), which investigates the presence and absence of women in the story of African modernity. It is on view through January 7; 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Enjoy the weekend!