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Concurrent solos by KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN and ASTRID KOHLER presented by Morton Fine Art & *a pop-up project at Gallery B

11 Apr

 

KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN

Echoing Green

April 3 – April 27, 2019

 

ASTRID KOHLER

Conflux

April 3 – April 27, 2019

 

Opening Reception

Friday, April 5th from 6-8pm

 

EXHIBITION LOCATION

Morton Fine Art at Gallery B

7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste E

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

HOURS

Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm

 

 

KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN, Leaves into Birds, 2019, 60″x36″, acrylic and sumi ink on stretched paper over canvas

 

 

About Echoing Green

My work’s abstractions arise from the subjects I portray: ecological and geological cycles, processes of chemical corrosion and natural efflorescence. With roots in traditions of Chinese landscape painting, my monumentally sized paintings and installations evolve a fantastic, abstract vision of the natural world. My latest work confronts the challenge: the resuscitation of landscape painting in a world where “landscape” is represented and defined through an ever-widening field of digital, graphic, and visual forms. How can a painting capture flux, abundance, waste, fertility, and the collision and collusion of diverse forms? How can it respond to the pressure we place on our era’s fragile ecosystem? My paintings explore both questions by sustaining tension between what is artificial and what is natural, between what is chemical and what is biological, between organic and inorganic. The paper on which I paint is not only a recognition of a tradition of Chinese painting; it is also a medium of vulnerability and expansiveness, susceptible to crease and tear as well as to collage and collation. My own role in the creation of the paintings strikes a balance between the purposive and the protective. I trust to process, chance, and change, but I encourage, direct, and facilitate all of these. In my most recent work, I hope to live in the tradition of landscape painting, experiencing it for what it has always been: an occasion for radical experimentation and confrontation with the world, in the broadest sense of the term, that sustains us.

-KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN, 2019

 

 

 

About KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Fellowships in New York, NY, and the Individual Artist Grant, Arts and Humanities Grant, Mayor’s Award and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Sky Dayton, Vermont Studio Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhauss, Triangle Workshop, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Bemis Center for the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Facebook, and the Jaipur, India Carbon 12 Residency. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work include the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is represented by Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC.

 

 

Available artwork by KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN

 

 

 

 

ASTRID KOHLER, fucking Vogelkonig 2, 2018, 4.75″x4.75″, watercolor and acrylic on paper

 

 

 

About ASTRID KOHLER and Conflux

 

German painter ASTRID KOHLER combines old and new in her latest series Conflux. Artwork includes 19th century German portraits which have been over-painted with Kohler’s imaginative and playful images of perched birds and jumping baby ducks. Antique pastoral backgrounds have been layered with contemporary additions of leafy shoots of bamboo, and outlines of stylized, gold clouds.

 

Her still life paintings, some of which are layered with epoxy, are visually accentuated with dramatic pops of color, unexpected narrative elements and oftentimes contain animated wildlife. Her ten piece series “fucking Vogelkonig” features delicate birds masterly painted with a three-haired brush and then crowned with neon orange headdresses which juxtapose the artist’s incredible technical ability as a realist painter with fluid, gestural lines and attitude.

 

Kohler seeks new ways of arranging space and blending old and new to create tension for her creative inspiration. Conflux marks her first solo exhibition in the U.S. She is represented by Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC.

 

Available artwork by ASTRID KOHLER

 

 

About Morton Fine Art 

 

Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector or enthusiast, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of substantive exhibitions and a welcoming platform for dialogue and exchange of original voice.

 

Want to view artwork in DC? Come by our permanent gallery space:

 

Morton Fine Art

52 O St NW #302

Washington, DC 20001

Hours: Wed – Sat 12pm-5pm and Sun-Tues by appointment

(202) 628-2787

mortonfineart@gmail.com

http://www.mortonfineart.com

 

 

About *a pop-up project

 

Redefining the traditional gallery model, Morton Fine Art (MFA) replaces a single gallery space with two locations: MFA’s permanent fine art gallery space and *a pop-up project, a temporary mobile art gallery of curated group shows. Morton Fine Art established it’s trademark, *a pop-up project, in 2010.

Morton Fine Art invites you to join us for an unveiling of new and major artworks at Gallery B in Bethesda this March

9 Mar

Artwork by: OSI AUDU, JULIA MAE BANCROFT, ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY, NATALIE CHEUNG, NATHANIEL DONNETT, VICTOR EKPUK, KATHERINE HATTAM, NATE LEWIS, ANDREI PETROV, MARIO ANDRES ROBINSON, and VONN SUMNER

 

 

Spring 2019 Survey of Select Morton Fine Art Artists

March 6 – March 30th, 2019

Opening Reception

Friday, March 8th from 6-8pm

 

EXHIBITION LOCATION

Gallery B

7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste E

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

HOURS

Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm

 

Want to view artwork in DC? Come by our permanent gallery space:

 

Morton Fine Art

52 O St NW #302

Washington, DC 20001

Hours: Wed – Sat 12pm-5pm and Sun-Tues by appointment

 

Please also view our exhibition “Starshine and Clay” featuring the artwork of KESHA BRUCE, MAYA FREELON and AMBER ROBLES-GORDON at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA through March 31st, 2019.

 

Workhouse Arts Center

2nd Floor – McGuireWoods Gallery

9518 Workhouse Road

Lorton, VA 22079

Hours: Wed – Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

 

About Morton Fine Art  

Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector or enthusiast, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of substantive exhibitions and a welcoming platform for dialogue and exchange of original voice.

Redefining the traditional gallery model, Morton Fine Art (MFA) replaces a single gallery space with two locations: MFA’s permanent fine art gallery space and *a pop-up project, a temporary mobile art galleryof curated group shows.  Morton Fine Art established it’s trademark, *a pop-up project, in 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Spotlight: Julia Fernandez-Pol’s Paintings Inspired by Science, Beauty and the Grotesque

14 May

Bethesda’s “Fair Focus” Art Exhibition artist discusses the inspirations behind her work and what her life would be like without paint

By Breyana Kelly

Potomac Patch, 14 May 2013

Julia at work

Plum Blossom Night web

As part of Bethesda’s Art Walk festivities, the “Fair Focus” Art Exhibition was an event for the community to enjoy unique masterpieces by reputable artists from all over the world, including Julia Fernandez-Pol.

The Argentinian-American artist grew up looking either under a microscope or through a telescope. Over time, Fernandez-Pol used those same observation techniques to create her paintings. After moving across the country to Los Angeles, Fernandez-Pol is establishing herself on a new coast and her work is just getting started.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch: Who is Julia Fernandez-Pol?

Julia Fernandez-Pol: I think Julia the artist is allowing my eccentricity to be my important feature. One of the things for me is that I love the quirkiness and subtleties that come from nature. A lot of the experimentation comes from trying to find those unique characteristics in nature through a parallel world in paint.

Patch: What inspires your paintings?

Fernandez-Pol: Science, research and the idea of beauty and grotesque. I like when I start to get a little bit grossed out by my paintings, because then I know that I have gotten somewhere.

Patch: What do you like about your paintings shown at the “Fair Focus” Art Exhibition?

Fernandez-Pol: What I like about the work there is the idea of color and light coming from darkness. As much as I like the really intense, heavy and dense fields of paint, I think it is nice to see some space, especially in a world of digital culture.

Patch: Out of all of your paintings, which one did you have the most fun creating, and why?

Fernandez-Pol: I like to work on a lot of paintings at once, because if I am struggling with one painting then I can usually find the answer in another painting. I do a body of work in terms of using the dark fields and bioluminescent neon colors.

Patch: What do you love the most about painting?

Fernandez-Pol: I love when it is unexpected. There are so many ways to use paint and it’s like this never-ending exploration.

Patch: What could you see yourself doing if you were never introduced to painting?

Fernandez-Pol: I would want to be a neuroscientist. I love to know about the brain and I think that it is really important in my work.

Patch: What’s next for you?

Fernandez-Pol: I am out in Los Angeles; I moved here about three months ago. I am trying to work on more sculptures and develop other projects.

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

Join MFA & its mobile art gallery *a pop-up project for “FAIR FOCUS” exhibition in Bethesda

9 Apr

FAIRFOCUS web

FAIR FOCUS

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

 

HOURS

Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, April 12th from 6pm-9pm

*in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk

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Morton Fine Art and its mobile fine art gallery, *a pop-up project, are pleased to present an exciting exhibition of work 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.

The exhibition will be on display from April 4th, 2013 through April 27th, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 12th from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Several featured artists will be in attendance.

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About FAIR FOCUS:

Morton Fine Art and its mobile gallery, *a pop-up project, bring “home” our national fine art fair booth to our regional DMV collectors.

 

The exhibition displays substantive, museum quality contemporary artwork promoted in MFA’s booths in national fairs including Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF), Aqua Art Miami and Art Hamptons.
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Photos from MFA’s DC NOW Opening – The Washington Post’s “Gallery Event of the Week”

18 Apr

Open Wednesdays – Sundays, 12pm-6pm through 29 April!

Location: Morton Fine Art & *a pop-up project present at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814

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Curator Displays D.C. Talent at Gallery B on Wisconsin Avenue

14 Apr

Opening Reception for D.C. NOW Exhibition This Friday

Morton Fine Art brings a mobile art exhibit to Gallery B this month, showcasing work by contemporary D.C. area artists. The exhibition, DC NOW, opened last week but the opening reception will take place during the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday.

“DC NOW is a wonderful opportunity to expose Bethesda residents to our regional fine art superstars,” said curator Amy Morton, founder of Morton Fine Art. “Many of the artists featured in the exhibition are also museum-credentialed.”

One such artist is Maya Freelon Asante, whose latest mono print series is on display for the first time at Gallery B.

Maya Freelon Asante, "Bloom Where You're Planted", condensed tissue paper sculpture, 17"x13"

Maya Freelon Asante, "Bloom Where You're Planted", condensed tissue paper sculpture, 17"x13"

“I use tissue paper and the ink from bleeding tissue paper to make mono print,” Asante explained. “It’s basically a unique art image created by pressing another type of medium on top of paper.” She made her latest series by spinning the paper on a potter’s wheel to give it a vortex effect.

DC NOW is Morton’s fifth “*a pop-up project” (yes, there is an asterisk in the name), a temporary exhibit she sets up in vacant fine art galleries. This is her first project highlighting artists exclusively from the D.C. region.

“I think Amy picked some of the most dynamic and interesting artists working now,” Asante added.

The youngest artist, Victoria Shaheen, graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design last year and has several pieces on display including a three-part work of wood, live grass and ceramics, Morton said.

“I am also showing two oversize mixed media on Mylar pieces by artist GA Gardner who was born in Trinidad. He strikes a wonderful aesthetic experience by creating an interesting, intricate abstract landscape,” she said.

Morton covets two of the pieces in the exhibit for her personal collection, she confided, but did not disclose which ones. All the artwork is for sale and ranges from $150 to $9,250.

“I think the tone set in DC NOW is one of diversity, substance and original voice,” she said. “I like that each artist’s work is entirely distinguishable from the next so there is something to suit everyone’s art preferences.”

Gallery B at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. until April 29. The opening reception is Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.