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William Mackinnon in the Washington Post

9 Nov

William Mackinnon’s exhibition “Crossroads” was written up this weekend in the Washington Post by writer Mark Jenkins! Check out the article below.

 

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Washington Post features “Timeless Remnants” – MAYA FREELON ASANTE, GA GARDNER & CHOICHUN LEUNG

7 Oct

The Washington Post, “In the Galleries” section, Sunday, October 5, 2014

by Mark Jenkins

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“Timeless Remnants” – Washington Post’s Gallery Opening of the Week

30 Sep

 

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We are pleased to announce a wonderful turn out to Friday night’s opening of “Timeless Remnants” featuring abstract artworks by MAYA FREELON ASANTE, GA GARDNER & CHOICHUN LEUNG.   Many thanks to Michael O’Sullivan and the Washington Post for highlighting the exhibition at “Gallery Opening of the Week” in their Friday, September 26, 2014 edition!

Shipment of KESHA BRUCE’s new “Guardians” arriving soon!

5 Aug

Here is a sneak peek of KESHA BRUCE’s latest works off the easel in her continuing “The Guardians” series.  Don’t miss out on these amazing new works due to arrive at Morton Fine Art this week!

The Washington Post’s critic Mark Jenkins wrote this about “The Guardians” in Jan 2014:

“Spurred by a vision of a figure she saw standing at the foot of her bed, Kesha Bruce has executed nearly 200 mixed-media paintings of creatures she calls “The Guardians.” The Iowa-bred artist, who lives in France, draws on African iconography for these pictures, some of which are at Morton Fine Art. Most of the figures are ghostly, often faceless, like things seen in a half-awake state…

..Yet the specters become palpable because of their hot, earthy colors and forceful brushwork. Indeed, the vigor suggests another tradition altogether: abstract expressionism. While the pictures are clearly representational, they’re also exercises in sheer painting. Areas of clean, bold color abut mottled regions; scraps of collaged fabric and textile-like circular patterns contrast the figures’ streamlined forms. Bruce’s guardians may be dream-time wisps, but her painting makes them solid and potent.”

Kesha Bruce, Untitled 2, 48"x48", mixed media on canvas

Kesha Bruce, Untitled 2, 48″x48″, mixed media on canvas

Kesha Bruce, Altir, 24"x24" Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce, Altir, 24″x24″ Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce, Luki, 28"x20", Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce, Luki, 28″x20″, Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce,Saura, 24"x24" Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce,Saura, 24″x24″ Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce, Elini, 24"x24" Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce, Elini, 24″x24″ Mixed Media on Canvas

Kesha Bruce, Untitled, 48"x48", mixed media on canvas

Kesha Bruce, Untitled, 48″x48″, mixed media on canvas

 

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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.

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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

WASHINGTON POST

By , Published: January 31

SPECIAL REPORT

SPRING ARTS PREVIEW

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

REVERIES: NEW WORK BY JASON SHO GREEN AND VICTORIA SHAHEEN

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.

 

KESHA BRUCE “The Guardians” featured in the Washington Post

3 Jan

Galleries Section, The Washington Post, January 3rd, 2014

by Mark Jenkins

Kesha Bruce

Spurred by a vision of a figure she saw standing at the foot of her bed, Kesha Bruce has executed nearly 200 mixed-media paintings of creatures she calls “The Guardians.” The Iowa-bred artist, who lives in France, draws on African iconography for these pictures, some of which are at Morton Fine Art. Most of the figures are ghostly, often faceless, like things seen in a half-awake state. Such guardians as “Thanos,” its blue head atop an elongated neck, evoke Africa’s traditional sculpture and decorative motifs. “Kiska,” its head apparently on fire, seems an outright hallucination.

Thanos, 24"x24", mixed media on canvas

Thanos, 24″x24″, mixed media on canvas

Yet the specters become palpable because of their hot, earthy colors and forceful brushwork. Indeed, the vigor suggests another tradition altogether: abstract expressionism. While the pictures are clearly representational, they’re also exercises in sheer painting. Areas of clean, bold color abut mottled regions; scraps of collaged fabric and textile-like circular patterns contrast the figures’ streamlined forms. Brown’s guardians may be dream-time wisps, but her painting makes them solid and potent.

Kesha Bruce: The Guardians

On view through Jan. 8 at Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave. NW; 202-628-2787;mortonfineart.com

 

LAUREL HAUSLER’s “Ghost Stories” in the Washington Post

23 Nov

 

 

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