In Unison: 20 Washington, DC Artists
January 15-February 26, 2011
bk.iamART.Adams, Akili Ron Anderson, Sondra N. Arkin, Paula Crawford, Sheila Crider, Edgar Endress, Helen Frederick, Claudia Aziza-Gibson Hunter, Sam Gilliam, Susan Goldman, Tom Green, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Walter Kravitz, Gina Lewis, EJ Montgomery, Michael B. Platt and Carol A. Beane, Al Smith, Renee Stout, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Joyce Wellman
"It is experimental, improvisational, it is ‘found’, like jazz. It is the history of what’s here, taking another step." –Sam Gilliam, artist
The Kreeger Museum presented In Unison: 20 Washington, DC Artists during the winter of 2011, the culmination of a project initiated by renowned artist Sam Gilliam, bringing together 20 established artists from the DC community, working in different styles and mediums.
Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Spirit Bones II, 2010.
A crylic on oil base monotype, 30" x 22"
The artists were invited to create a series of five monoprints each, one of which was selected for the exhibition by artist Sam Gilliam, Judy A. Greenberg, Director of The Kreeger Museum, Marsha Mateyka of the Marsha Mateyka Gallery and Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D., art critic and art historian. “The ideas of creating a group portfolio and exhibiting together express the ideas of unity and identity that are underlying motives of the project, and which are vital to sustaining a thriving artistic community,” says Rousseau.
The works on view showed the interaction and sense of collaboration among the painters, sculptors, digital media and installation artists. “Based on the city’s exceptional and diverse nationally noted artists, In Unison conveys the enjoyment of artists working together in the print studio to experience the dynamic power and unlimited potential of contemporary art,” states artist Helen Frederick.
In Unison is a continuation of The Kreeger Museum’s support and encouragement of artists in the DC metro area. The exhibition is sponsored by Millennium Arts Salon which has been serving the Washington, DC arts community for over 10 years. Millennium extends special thanks to the George Mason University School of Art for use of its print studio.
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