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JASON SHO GREEN and VICTORIA SHAHEEN reviewed in the Washington Post

13 Mar

Sunday, March 9, 2014 p.E3

by Mark Jenkins

Jason Sho Green and Victoria Shaheen

Entire, if tiny, worlds are conjured from found objects in Morton Fine Art’s “Reveries,” installations and more by Jason Sho Green & Victoria Shaheen. Green brings everyday stuff to life with small motors or simply the drafts that cause dangling objects to dance in midair. Mounted on the wall or on six scaffolds, the Japan-born Brooklynite’s pieces make elementary yet slightly ominous gestures. Two knives flick through space, a fishhook dangles and a wooden block, a face carved on the side, repeatedly traverses a prone body, each time almost hitting it. There’s a hint of slapstick to Green’s everyday-
surrealist vignettes.

Shaheen, too, works with commonplace things, but she employs them as molds for multiple porcelain pieces. She casts versions of Smurfs figurines, Darth Vader cups and miniature TV sets, all in ivory, pale pink and light green, and then stacks them into latter-day totems. The Corcoran-educated Detroiter also makes single-item sculptures, such as an ice cream cone topped by a scoop of ceramic green, combined with sheets of translucent acrylic that cast colored shadows. These add a few watery shades to Shaheen’s array of pop-culture pastels.

Reveries: Jason Sho Green and Victoria Shaheen

On view through March 18 at Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave. NW;
202-628-2787; mortonfineart.com

Jason Sho Green & Victoria Shaheen’s “Reveries” – editorial review in the Washington Post

25 Feb

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Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, February 21, 2014

The exhibition title “Reveries” suggests gentle daydreaming in a field of flowers, but the sculptural installations on view in Morton Fine Art’s latest show, which opens Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., might evoke a slightly more angsty state of mind. Between Victoria Shaheen’s ceramics —- cast from found objects and street debris —- and Jason Sho Green’s robotic sculptural installation —- inspired by urban decay —- the show’s underlying theme of things falling apart might keep you up at night.


Full link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/exhibits/reveries,1271303.html#critic-review

A sneak peek preview of JASON SHO GREEN’s robotic installation!

20 Feb

Don’t miss the OPENING RECEPTION of “Reveries” this Friday, February 21st from 6-8pm!

The exhibit will feature robotic installations & drawings by JASON SHO GREEN and ceramic installations & wall mounted sculptures by VICTORIA SHAHEEN

February 21st, 2014 – March 18th, 2014

JASON SHO GREEN & VICTORIA SHAHEEN’s exhibition “Reveries” Editor’s Pick in the Washington Post

14 Feb


By , Published: January 31



From music to dance, the arts are in bloom. Here are our picks for the season.


This may be the ticket for those with a taste for the surreal. Green’s sculptural installations, which incorporate toylike robotics, hover between twee and disturbing. Shaheen, a ceramicist, also walks a fine line between the accessible and the outré.

Feb. 21 through March 18 at Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave. NW . 202-628-2787.www.mortonfineart.com.


“Reveries” opens Fri, Feb 21st 2014 – Installations by JASON SHO GREEN and VICTORIA SHAHEEN

6 Feb

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Robotic installations & drawings by

JASON SHO GREEN and ceramic installations & wall mounted sculptures by VICTORIA SHAHEEN

February 21st, 2014 – March 18th, 2014



Friday, February 21st, 6pm-8pm



Morton Fine Art (MFA)

1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)

Washington, DC 20009



Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm


About JASON SHO GREEN (New York, b. Japan): 

Seamlessly blending a hybrid education which includes undergraduate studies in autonomous robotics and digital embedded systems at the University of Washington and a MFA degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art, JASON SHO GREEN’s work in Reveries evolved from drawings of a glorious city after ruin. He delves into a new world from the leftovers of human behavior, imagining what can be done with what is left behind. His robotic, electricity-powered installation explores an ecosystem built from found objects, spare motors, and wires that are constantly in flux.

Please click HERE to view video footage of robotic installations by JASON SHO GREEN.



About VICTORIA SHAHEEN (Detroit, b. USA):

A graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, VICTORIA SHAHEEN integrates iconic architecture, pop culture icons, outdated kitsch, and historical decorative arts in her memorable ceramic works.  Reveries marks VICTORIA SHAHEEN’s third DC exhibition including her successful debut of “St. Rosie Needs Arms” at NEXT at the Corcoran in 2011 and 2D/3D at Morton Fine Art in 2012.  This body of work will include stacked slip cast ceramics created from selected found objects from thrift stores, gifts and street debris.

About Morton Fine Art:

Founded as an innovative solution to the changing contemporary art market, 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, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of innovative exhibitions and a new generation of art services.

2D/3D : An Exhibition of 2D / 3D work by MAYA FREELON ASANTE & VICTORIA SHAHEEN

3 Nov

November 9th, 2012 – December 4th, 2012


Friday, November 9th from 6pm-8pm

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.

INSTALL Shot of DC NOW in Bethesda

4 Apr


Come by to see the show hung to perfection!  Opens today!

Run Dates: Wednesday 4/4 and runs through Sunday 4/29.

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12pm-6pm

Reception: Friday 4/13, 6pm-9pm (in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk)

Address: Morton Fine Art presents *a pop-up project in Galley B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Other: Right across the way from The Original Pancake House!

Featured in today’s Washington Post: LAUREL HAUSLER’s “Vera”

30 Mar
Washington Post, March 30, 2012

Washington Post, March 30, 2012

On display at MFA & *a pop-up project’s show DC NOW,  opening Wednesday 4/4/12  at Gallery B in Bethesda. Including artwork by MAYA FREELON ASANTE, BILLY COLBERT, ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY, LAUREL HAUSLER AND VICTORIA SHAHEEN.

Where?  Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814

When? April 4th – April 29th, 2012

Hours? Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-6pm


*in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk