Archive | December, 2017

The Washington Post features JULIA MAE BANCROFT a review of ‘Mending Moments’

30 Dec

In the galleries: Julia Mae Bancroft stitches the past to the present

 December 28 at 4:00 PM

“Mamie’s House,” on view through Jan. 4 at Morton Fine Art. (Julia Mae Bancroft/Morton Fine Art)


It’s not only the predominantly gray palette that gives Julia Mae Bancroft’s artwork a ghostly feel. The mixed-media pictures in her Morton Fine Art show, “Mending Moments,” feature old-timey houses and interiors. Arrayed inside are women in long dresses, sometimes with faces transferred from vintage photos. The Virginia-bred D.C. artist graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design only a few years ago, yet seems fixed in an earlier era.

The “mending” in the show’s title refers in part to Bancroft’s use of embroidery. She stitches as well as draws and paints, working thin, white strands into compositions that sometimes also incorporate layers of paper pulp. The threads can be abstract elements or represent literal things, such as human hair. The vertical strings that cloak “Moonlit Overcast” suggest both hanging moss and the mists of time.

The effect can be spooky. The subject of “Sitting in Her Empty Chair” has a indistinct face and a clawlike hand. “Reverie,” the most 3-D piece, is built upon an iron grate with a tombstonelike shape. Bancroft, it appears, doesn’t merely ponder the past. She actively disinters it.

Julia Mae Bancroft: Mending Moments Through Jan. 4 at Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave. NW. 202-628-2787.


Available artwork by JULIA MAE BANCROFT as well as her artist bio with statement can be found by following the highlighted link to Morton Fine Art’s website. Please contact the gallery for additional details.

Morton Fine Art partners with Art Money

14 Dec
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KATHERINE HATTAM featured in Blouin Art

13 Dec

‘Katherine Hattam: The Grammar of Living’ at Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

‘Katherine Hattam: The Grammar of Living’ at Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Katherine Hattam, “The Grammar of Living,” mixed media on paper, 51 x 83 cm.
(Courtesy: Katherine Hattam and Hill Smith Gallery)

Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide is hosting “The Grammar of Living,” a solo exhibition of recent works by Katherine Hattam.

Katherine Hattam was dissuaded by her parents from entering art school. They knew the struggle of artists and the path to success that was littered with challenges and setbacks. Hattam attended university, where she enjoyed four years of studying literature and a psychoanalytic theory of politics. “The Grammar of Living” series comprises of university books and study material that reappear in many of the works. Hattam has been exhibiting since 1978. She was Australia China fellow in 2002 and has held solo shows in the Geelong Art Gallery, the Bendigo art gallery, the Warrnambool art gallery, with collections that are a part of National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the Heide Museum of Modern Art among others. Hattam is represented by Daine Singer Gallery Melbourne and Art House Gallery Sydney.

Hill Smith Gallery was established in 1982 by Director Sam Hill-Smith, in the Adelaide CBD.  The gallery seeks to introduce discerning collectors to exceptional artists and their work. Genres represented within the program include painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, works on paper, and 3D printed objects. Many of the gallery’s artists’ works have been collected by leading national institutions and appear in notable corporate collections.

The exhibition is on view through December 16, 2017, at Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, 113 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia.

Additional available artworks available in the US at Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC.

Art & Culture Magazine Houston features artist NATHANIEL DONNETT

7 Dec

We are thrilled to share news that Houston, TX based artist Nathaniel Donnett has been featured in this month’s Art & Culture Magazine Houston in regards to his current solo exhibition ‘In One Form or Another; Verse One’ on view at Houston’s Art League through January 20th.  This exhibition is funded by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.


“HOUSTON—For Nathaniel Donnett, whose work finds expression in a wide range of modes, the studio has a way of expanding beyond the walls of his art-making space into the larger world. For In One Form or Another; Verse One, his exhibition at Houston’s Art League on view through Jan. 20, Donnett is tying his own work to a long history of vibrant protest movements created by African Americans, while slyly referencing geometric abstraction.”  ~ Arts & Culture Magazine


In other exciting news The Ulrich Museum in Witchita, Kansas has acquired an original work by Donnett for their collection titled ‘Leonora Draper’.  The piece, pictured above, incorporates human and synthetic hair, and graphite on paper!

You can find images of available work by Nathaniel Donnett on our website, and please contact the gallery for any additional details or inquiries!