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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

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

9 Apr

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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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Nathaniel Donnett’s ZZZ’s reviewed

10 Jan
Photo credit: Nathaniel Donnett

Photo credit: Nathaniel Donnett

December 17th, 2012 – Carrie Marie Schneider

ZZzzzzzz by Nathaniel Donnett was the result of his one-week residency at Art League Houston as part of the group show/mini residency STACKS, curated by Robert Pruitt. On opening night for STACKS, the five participating artists—Phillip Pyle II, Nathaniel Donnett, Jamal Cyrus, M’kina Tapscott and Autumn Knight—were clad in gray hazmat suits while they inventoried, announced, axed and fed collected objects that their offerers felt represented “blackness” into a wood chipper. Each subsequent week one of these artists is invited to use the remnants in their own exhibition.

In a panel discussion for ZZzzzzzz, Pruitt framed STACKS as a way to make public and tangible the conversations he’d been having with his peers, as well as a way to defy the lack of expectation and exhibition of rigorous conceptual work and theory-based investigations by black artists, “to show that we talk about what they do not think we are thinking about.” When asked whether continuing to rehash and redefine “Black Art” only continues black artists’ confinement to an expected loop, Pruitt said it is the conversation that matters.

On that note, I’d like to point out that the talk for ZZzzzzzz was rare in two ways: 1. It was a participatory performance work that asked to hear about the participants’ experiences. 2. It was a panel discussion that actually included discussion.

Nathaniel Donnett was the second STACKS artist to have his go. His first choice of medium was time travel, but barring that, dreams were the next best thing.

Inspired by Carl Jung’s writing and his St. Elizabeth experiment (to determine if African Americans had a different consciousness than white Americans), Donnett led a week chock full of investigations around the idea of “Black Imagination.” It started with inviting four people, two artists and two collectors, to spend the night in the gallery space. They slept, attempted to sleep, or cursed Donnett for sleep deprivation to a soundtrack he created from lectures, found sounds and music. “Donnie Darko” also played.

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More photos from Houston Fine Art Fair 2012

25 Sep

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NATHANIEL DONNETT “The best of the Houston Fine Art Fair”

16 Sep

The best of the Houston Fine Art Fair: See the work that’s wowing a city

                              by Tyler Rudick for Culture Map Houston
09.16.12

The 2012 Houston Fine Art Fair is in the home stretch of its four-day run. It’s showcased some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art, including new talent like Karin Waskiewicz at the Schroeder Romero & Shredder booth and Jari “WERC” Alvarez at the Cheech Marin-curated Thomas Paul booth.

Here are some highlights after CultureMap’s sweep of more than 80 galleries.

Image 6 : Houston-based artist Nathaniel Donnett has several captivating works on display with D.C. Morton Fine Art.

Fusing political and social commentary with personal narrative and psychology, Donnett reworks the symbols and signs of everyday life into layered, historical readings of the human condition.

“The red shape is taken from one of my favorite albums, De La Soul Is Dead,” the artist tells CultureMap. “I like to add elements from my own life on top of the social critique.”

 

ABOVE: Nathaniel Donnett, Scotomas Are Larger Than They Appear, conte, graphite and acrylic on paper bags, courtesy Morton Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

To read the article in entirety please click:

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/09-16-12-the-best-of-the-houston-fine-art-fair-see-the-work-thats-turning-the-city-into-a-collecting-power/

Morton Fine Art at Houston Fine Art Fair

15 Sep

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MAYA FREELON ASANTE in Scientific American

29 Aug
Maya Freelon Asante, Spectra, spinning tissue ink monoprint

Maya Freelon Asante, Spectra, spinning tissue ink monoprint

“Spectra,” by Maya Freelon Asante

“I use ‘bleeding’ tissue paper, water and archival pulp substrate to capture the chaotic movement of water and color blending on a spinning surface. By mounting my project on a potter’s wheel, I’m able to stand above my work, and while in motion use the wet tissue like a brush. As the wheel turns at different velocities and intervals, the ink spreads and mixes with other colors while simultaneously the intricate stains are absorbed into the pulp substrate permanently. The distribution of ink undergoing circular motion evolves in such a way that the gradient of the paint density changes with time and regions such as attractors, islands or basins appear. The colors then escape to infinity forming chaos artwork.”—Maya Freelon Asante

Visit this link to read more: http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=bridging-the-gap&photo_id=250D2402-E1DD-4B2E-7B73B38CD8074D33