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“Works with Paper” reviewed in today’s Washington Post

28 Sep

Washington Post, Friday, September 28th, 2012, Style Section p. C8

“Taking Art Beyond the Frame”

by Mark Jenkins

‘Works with Paper’

GA Gardner arrays shards of cut, scraped and over-painted magazine clippings on sheets of mylar to make montages such as the one pictured above.

GA Gardner arrays shards of cut, scraped and over-painted magazine clippings on sheets of mylar to make montages such as the one pictured above.

The title of Morton Fine Art’s current group show, “Works with Paper,” suggests art that uses paper as medium. The exhibition does feature a few collages that combine paper with other substances, including plastic and metal. G.A. Gardner arrays shards of cut, scraped and over-painted magazine clippings on sheets of mylar to make such montages as “Dangerous,” a striking wall of brick-like shapes on a mostly black field. The show consists, mostly, however, of works on paper. These aren’t especially experimental, but many of them are appealingly bold, both in technique and size.

The paintings on paper, many of them representational, include Laurel Hausler’s portrayals of dolls in wax and oil, with one picture executed on a coffee stained sheet. Rosemary Feit makes stark black-and-white woodcuts that depict girls or women, often accompanied by animals. (There’s also an angrier-looking  one that incorporates red.) Using watering acrylics in darker hot colors, Choichun Leung executes billowing abstractions that suggest radio-telescope images of distant galaxies.

In one of the show’s largest pieces, Victor Ekpuk pairs pastel with graphite to depict a pulsing blue orb on a field of glyphs. The most memorable pictures are Vonn Sumner’s Mediterranean (or perhaps Red Sea) cityscapes, which achieve a contemporary air via an ancient form: They’re executed in tempera, with a warm-hued palette that suits their subject.

WORKS WITH PAPER

5 Sep

WORKS WITH PAPER

Group Exhibition of New Work by Nathaniel Donnett, Victor Ekpuk, Rosemary Feit Covey, GA Gardner, Laurel Hausler, Choichun Leung, Mario Andres Robinson and Vonn Sumner

September 14- October 9th, 2012

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OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, September 14th 6 – 8 pm

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Morton Fine Art (MFA) is pleased to present Works with Paper, a group exhibition of new work by artists Nathaniel Donnett, Victor Ekpuk, Rosemary Feit Covey, GA Gardner, Laurel Hausler, Choichun Leung, Mario Andres Robinson and Vonn Sumner. The exhibition will be on display from September 14th through October 9th, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 14th from 6 to 8 pm.

Works with Paper explores traditional and non-traditional use of paper in fine artwork.  Traditional mediums include watercolor, pastel and acyrlic work on paper. Non-traditional mediums include paper bags, layered wood engravings, coffee stained paper with sewing, and collage with paper.  Highlights of the exhibition include new cityscapes by Vonn Sumner, first view work on paper by Choichun Leung, new works from Mario Andres Robinson’s ongoing series of his muse “Plum”, cut out collage weaves by GA Gardner, innovative exploration of surface by Laurel Hausler and Rosemary Feit Covey, and artwork by artists Nathaniel Donnett and Victor Ekpuk which will also be on display at Morton Fine Art’s Fahrenheit Booth F7 at the Houston Fine Art Fair.

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Online Images of CHOICHUN LEUNG’s Exhibition “Veils and Transparencies”

29 Mar

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CHOICHUN LEUNG Reviewed in DC LIFE MAGAZINE

22 Mar

“MFA ‘Unveils’ New Artwork”

by Jessica Farley

March 22, 2012

Photo credit: Jessica Farley

Photo credit: Jessica Farley

March 16th marked the launch of a new solo exhibition at Morton Fine Art Gallery, located on Florida Ave NW in DC. “Veils and Transparencies” by Choichun Lueng is a must-see for all of DC’s art aficionados!

This past Friday, March 16th, the cheese and crackers were out, the wine was chilled, and the latest artwork from contemporary painter Choichun Leung were on display in a new exhibit- “Veils and Transparencies” – featured at DC’s own Morton Fine Art.

A Glimpse at “Veils and Transparencies”

And, as the attendees of the exhibit launch would surely concur with, Leung’s work was nothing short of a striking visual experience.

Owner and chief curator at Morton Fine Art, Amy Morton, was busy days in advance preparing for the exhibit launch, by  “[doing] outreach to Choichun’s collectors, press and art enthusiasts.”  Leung, who is on Morton’s roster of regularly displayed artists, first worked with MFA and Morton in conjunction with *a pop-up project’s exhibition “Ritual: Form, Script, Gesture” in Bethesda in 2010, and then again in March of 2011 with a solo exhibition entitled “The Memory of Water.”

Described by Morton as “rhythmic, subtle [and] yet extremely rich in coloration and texture- timeless, atmospheric and deeply personal,” “Veils and Transparencies” left attendees of the exhibition opening in awe of Leung’s undeniable gifts as an artist and visual communicator. A departure from Leung’s signature “scripting” past works the paintings on display full of raw emotion and energy despite the lack of literal wording.

In fact, Leung describes her process as “purely emotional…governed by the materials, colors, and energies of the piece.” This was all too apparent at the “Veils and Transparencies” launch; Leung’s emotions were practically palpable as her pieces decorated the walls of MFA.

“Veils and Transparencies will be on display at MFA until April 11th. As for what MFA has planned for the rest of the spring season, Morton described the gallery as being “very busy!” with two more solo exhibitions and one large group exhibitions.

If Choichun Leung’s “Veils and Transparencies” was any indication, MFA’s upcoming displays are a definite must-see!

Click here to see upcoming events being held at MFA!

Choichun Leung in American Contemporary Art Magazine

12 Jan
American Contemporary Art Magazine, December 2011

American Contemporary Art Magazine, December 2011

Save the Dates! MFA’s Spring 2011 Exhibition Schedule

12 Jan Rosemary Feit Covey's "Disconnect"

February 18 – March 9: “Death of the Fine Art Print” a solo exhibition of  artwork by Rosemary Feit Covey (Washington, DC, b. South Africa)

March 11 – March 31: “New Paintings” by Choichun Leung (NYC, b. UK)

Kesha Bruce's "Totem for Demetria"

Kesha Bruce's "Totem for Demetria"

April 8 – May 4: “Stories that Breathe: African American Figurative Narratives by 4 Contemporary Artists” featuring artwork by Jules Arthur (NYC, b. USA), Maya Freelon Asante (Baltimore, b. USA), Mario Andres Robinson (NJ, b. USA) and Kesha Bruce (France, b. USA).

May 6 – June 3: A Solo Exhibition of Mixed Media Work by Hadieh Shafie (Baltimore, b. Iran)