Tag Archives: Art Exhibitions

NATE LEWIS in Hyperallergic

16 May

Artist NATE LEWIS was featured in a recent review on Hyperallergic.

The Body as a Field for Graphic Experiments

A show in Harlem takes on the human form with some surprising results.

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Nate Lewis, “Uninhibited Movements” (2016), hand sculpted paper photo print, 40 x 26 inches (all images courtesy Art in Flux Harlem)

It’s difficult to surprise art audiences with figurative work these days. But at a new exhibition at Art in Flux Harlem, Terrestrial Resonance, I see work that genuinely astonishes me. Nate Lewis’s “Uninhibited Movements” (2016) and “Conductor II” (2017) both are hand sculpted paper photo prints that meld the material of the photographic paper and the body depicted on that paper to work together as a field of graphic and textural exploration. Lewis, delicately and with a staggering degree of detail, makes cuts into the underlying image of a nude black male body in “Uninhibited Movements” to create a landscape that is tattooed with patterns like waves, a flock of birds wheeling in the night sky, or tribal beadwork incised into the skin. The picking done to create these vistas is so fine that I bounce back and forth between admiring the metaphor of the body as canvas for the decorative impulse and admiring the facture of the work.

To see the rest of the article, click HERE.

To see more of NATE LEWIS’ works, visit his page on our website HERE

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‘Moments of Clarity’ New Oil Paintings by ANDREI PETROV

24 Feb
Friday, March 10th – March 29th, 2017
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Midnight Rider, 2017, oil on canvas, 30″x 40″
OPENING DAY RECEPTION
Friday, March 10th, 6pm-8pm
The artist will be in attendance.
EXHIBITION LOCATION
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009

HOURS
TuesdaySaturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

About ANDREI PETROV & Moments of Clarity

Based in New York City, ANDREI PETROV explores memory in his organic abstract paintings. His paintings probe the distortion, incompleteness and rare moments of clarity in the shadows of memory. Each piece portrays the intrinsic struggle and selective inclusion or exclusion of details in the process of recollection. At times, sharpness occurs in the rear of the picture plane while the out of focus, obscured areas, exist in a larger scale toward the foreground and make reference to the inscrutable nature of long and short term memory.
Petrov’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in prestigious collections and can be viewed at The Four Seasons Hotel in both Washington, DC and Punta Mita, Mexico, The Fairmont Hotel in Chicago and The Conrad Hotel, Miami. His paintings have also had cameos in the following films, The Royal Tenenbaums, Autumn in New York, Kate and Leopold, The Business of Strangers and Words and Lyrics. He is the featured visual artist 2016 for Music@Menlo.

Moments of Clarity marks ANDREI PETROV’s fifth consecutive solo exhibition at Morton Fine Art.
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Safe Flight, 2017, oil on canvas, 48″x 36″

GA GARDNER Curates International Art Exhibition in Paris, France

5 May

 

We are very excited to share GETTHRU’s newest project with Boxout, exhibiting in Paris, France.  ‘Mixed Bag: An International Small Works Exhibition’ curated by Morton Fine Art’s own GA GARDNER is made possible by Gethru.org and the fundraising arm of the nonprofit organization!  Boxout provides art collectors with access to international works of art by making the original works available for sale through local galleries, art fairs and art spaces.

About the Exhibition:

Title:  Mixed Bag: An International Small Works Exhibition
Curator:  GA Gardner
Gallery:  59 Rivoli
Venue:  Paris France, www.59rivoli.org

Date: April 28 to May 8, 2016

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Also check out this write up by Olive Vassel about the exhibition on euromight.com!

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Morton Fine Art & *a pop-up project – “FAIR FOCUS” Opening Reception Photos

16 Apr

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A group exhibition of artwork by artists MAYA FREELON ASANTE, OSI AUDU, KESHA BRUCE, ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY, NATHANIEL DONNETT, VICTOR EKPUK, KATHERINE HATTAM, WILLIAM MACKINNON, JULIA FERNANDEZ-POL and VONN SUMNER
April 4th, 2013 – April 27th, 2013

EXHIBITION LOCATION Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E (across from The Original Pancake House) Bethesda, MD 20814

Amy Morton curates INTO THE LIGHT : ESTHER YI and VICTORIA SHAHEEN at The Anthenaeum, Alexandria, VA

29 Nov


Morton Fine Art is pleased to curate Into the Light, an exhibition of artwork by Esther Yi and Victoria Shaheen at The Anthenaeum in Old Town Alexandria, VA. 
Curated by Amy Morton for Morton Fine Art.
Into the Light will be on display from Thurs, 8 December 2011 – Sun, 22 January 2012 at:
The Anthenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

The opening reception is Sunday, 11 December from 4-6pm. Both artists will be in attendance.

Gallery Hours:
Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Saturday: 1pm – 4pm
About Esther Meena Yi: 
(photography, Washington, DC):  Studied Fine Art Photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Yi has an interest in working with existing images and exploring the use of black and white darkroom techniques to create a new image; images which allude to different content and context and that question the status of the original. The darkroom process she explores, mordançage, consists of a solution that makes the gelatin surface detach and pliable causing the degraded and veil-like aesthetic.
About Victoria Shaheen:
(ceramics; Washington, DC):  A recent graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Shaheen is currently pursuing an MA in Ceramics at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Shaheen’s accomplishments include the 2011 Fine Art Faculty Award for Recognition of Excellence in the Study of Fine Art andthe 2011 Anne and Ronald Abramson Award for Excellence in Ceramics. Her piece on exhibition White Light, White Heat, constructed in stark white porcelain that transforms the light, is in deliberate contrast to the classic architecture of the Anthenaeum.New ceramic installation work by Victoria Shaheen will be on display at MFA’s spring 2012 *a pop-up project, DC NOW, which will take place in Bethesda this April.
Amy Morton, Curator’s Notes:
As an advocate for emerging artists, I feel that it is vital to highlight and reward exceptional talent coming out of our nationally renowned art schools. In this case, the artwork of both Victoria Shaheen and Esther Yi piqued my interest last spring when I viewed Next at the Corcoran, the senior thesis exhibition for the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Primary to MFA’s mission of promoting national talent is a strong bent toward  launching regional talent into the national arena through various innovative art projects in the area.  Into the Light is a striking display of artistic mediums, featuring an oversize ceramic installation piece compromised of life-size light bulb clusters which cast shadows as well as a series of photographs that appropriate classical fine art images with unexpected scale, surface and technique. An emerging artist show of this caliber offers an exciting opportunity for collectors to view and acquire work ahead of the curve by these two exceptional young artists.