Some Things Old/Most Things New – Exploration at Gravity Press
by Alec Simpson
Curated by Black Artist of DC Committee
December 7th, 2019 – January 12th, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7th, 4-8PM
Closing Reception/Artist Talk: Sunday, January 12th, 3-6PM
This exhibition presents monotypes and monoprints by Alec Simpson focusing on his process working with Master Printmaker, Brandon Graving, who had two locations for Gravity Press Experimental Print Workshop – one in the Berkshires in North Adams, Massachusetts and the other in New Orleans, Louisiana. This exhibition highlights works from his first visit to the Berkshires, his visit to New Orleans several years later, and his most recent visit to the workshop in the Berkshires. Several works will be on loan from collectors who have purchased the works.
“GoodVibes for Darlene” (2019), 22”x30″ by Alec Simpson, monoprint, oil on paper, unframed
Out of Joint – Small Drawings
by Karen Schiff
November 22, 2019 – February 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12th, 6-8PM
Closing Reception/Artist Talk: Sunday, February 23rd, 5-7PM
These playing-card-sized drawings, made with graphite and watercolor pencil, twist and pull at the classic forms of the modernist grid. Space is revealed to be delightfully unpredictable and lumpy, no longer smoothly consistent or mathematically measurable. The exhibition title derives from a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: the beleaguered title character laments, “The time is out of joint.” But the drawings add a touch of humor, as their forms persist in singing a bit “off-key”.
“Off-Key” (2018) by Karen Schiff, drawing.