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WILLOW STREET GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION

“Say What?”

Dave Peterson and Charlie Visconage – Recent Work

 

Show dates: Oct. 6th thru Nov. 13th

Artist’s reception:  Sat. Oct. 8th, 5-7 pm

Artist talks: Sun. Nov.13th, 2 pm

Dave and Charlie offer up their special view of the world.  They create art that’s humorous, satirical, ironic and whimsical.  Their work reflects the things we see and overhear every day.  In this show we get to share what they see and I guarantee what you see will make you smile.

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David Peterson

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Charlie Viconage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Visconage “I get inspiration from pop culture, movies, animals, my travels in the U.S. and abroad, hip hop, and word play. My influences include artists Graham Roumieu, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and Matt Sesow. “

Dave Peterson “I love to notice little tiny moments in life.  When I draw, I’m looking for those moments.  A quick expression of happiness or sadness or beauty.  The subtle interaction between friends, or enemies.  I record these in my mind, and use my artwork to celebrate them.  Often with a tension between humor and sadness.”

Collected and Layered/Reinventing Landscapes: Mei Mei Chang/Megan Maher/Rebecca Rivas­-Rogers

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Collected and Layered/Reinventing Landscapes: Mei Mei Chang, Megan Maher, and Rebecca Rivas‐Rogers explores landscape painting in the twenty‐first century. Contemporary understandings of the world we inhabit are described in their work. Embedding common objects and traditional materials,they create a fractured view of the areas we inhabit. These spaces express a porous boundary built between the physical and the internal. The land is only a jumping off point for experiencing our world.

Mei Mei Chang says, “I use topographical maps of the mind. My internal landscape has its own appearance, colors, attractions, and distractions.”

Megan Maher believes her work, “… takes advantage of our pervasive desire to make sense of the world around us. The affinity for interpreting abstract marks is intuitive, especially when context is limited or removed.”

Rebecca Rivas‐Rogers works with “… the edges of landscape; mundane places fleetingly experienced between other more substantive parts of our lives.”

These three artists use a variety of methods to open us to different perspectives of our present‐day surroundings. While we see these as physical, they are really manifestations of what we know, think, and feel.

The exhibition dates: June 11 ‐ July 24 at the Willow Street Gallery and is free and open to the public.

Mei Mei Chang will host her community event, Tales of the Untold, on Sundays from 11:00 am ‐ 1:00 pm during the exhibition at DCAS.

Willow Street Gallery: 6925 Willow Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20012. Takoma Park Metro

Gallery Hours Saturdays 12‐2pm and Sundays 11am‐3pm or by appointment.

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Willow Street Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Traversing Boundaries, an exhibition showcasing works by Becca Kallem and Casey Snyder.

The opening reception on Saturday, May 7th from 6:00-8:00pm will be held at Willow Street Gallery, DC Arts Studios, 6925 Willow Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20012.

Also enjoy Willow Street Gallery Artist Talk with Becca Kallem and Casey Snyder on Sunday, June 5th from 12:00-2:00pm at the gallery.

Traversing Boundaries

 

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