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The Collaborative | Doing The Work

May 13, 2023 - August 5, 2023

Ara Koh, Core Sample, 2020, fired clay.

The Kreeger Museum and Hamiltonian Artists are pleased to present Doing The Work, featuring Kyrae Dawaun, Cecilia Kim, Ara Koh, Samera Paz, and Matthew Russo. On view at The Kreeger Museum May 13 through August 5, 2023, the group exhibition will present new and existing works created by the cohort of 2021-2023 Hamiltonian Artists Fellows.

There are several pockets of contemporary discourse—from social justice to mental health—in which the question often arises: “what does doing The Work look like?” In this group exhibition that includes photos, sculpture, drawings, and video, “The Work” is both personal and collective, theoretical and tangible. It takes shape in various forms, such as domestic labor, self reflection, and methodical construction. Rather than focusing on end results, each piece is evocative of progression, calling attention to the patience, play, and serendipity that occurs within periods of growth and development. In Doing The Work, two fundamental truths emerge at the fore; the work looks different for each of us, and there is always more to be done.

This exhibition is presented under The Collaborative, a program developed by The Kreeger Museum in 2021 to support Washington-area artists.

Presented in collaboration with Hamiltonian Artists.
Curated by Anisa Olufemi.

Digital Exhibition Catalog


This project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The Collaborative | INTERLUDE

February 11, 2023 - March 25, 2023

Left: Matthew Mann, Moonlight Sinew, 2022, oil, acrylic, and collage on canvas, Courtesy of the artist.
Right: David Urban, Band of Hope, 1996, oil on canvas, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

The Kreeger Museum and STABLE are pleased to present INTERLUDE, an exhibition featuring fifteen artists of the STABLE studios - Nancy Daly, Leigh Davis, Rex Delafkaran, Tim Doud, Adrienne Gaither, Claudia "Aziza" Gibson-Hunter, K. Lorraine Graham, Jean Kim, Leah Lewis, Matthew Mann, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Molly Springfield, Andy Yoder, and Ying Zhu - on view at The Kreeger Museum February 11 through March 25, 2023. These artists meet through their approaches and applications to mirror, respond to, and complement each other. This interlude is the moment in-between collective past and future and the present moment of the artist's practice. Working across mediums, the artists present new work and previously created work to be in conversation with the museum's permanent collection. This exhibition is presented under The Collaborative, a program developed by The Kreeger Museum in 2021 to support Washington-area artists.

Presented in collaboration with STABLE.
Curated by Maleke Glee.

Audio Label Descriptions

Digital Exhibition Catalog

Download the exhibition catalog here.

Rehang of The Permanent Collection

Featured Works:

Marc Chagall

oil on canvas
27 x 22 inches

Wassily Kandinsky
gouache on gray paper
19 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches

Pablo Picasso
Still Life with Fruit, Glass, and Newspaper (Nature morte avec fruit, verre, et journal)
oil and sand on canvas
13 1/8 x 16 1/4 inches

Punu Artist
Face Mask (Mukudj)
wood, kaolin, and pigment

Alfred Sisley

The Frost (Le givre)
oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches

The Collaborative | Perplexity

September 17, 2022 - December 10, 2022

Michael Dax Iacovone, Golden Ratio
2022, Archival print.

Hamiltonian Artists and The Kreeger Museum are pleased to present Perplexity, an exhibition of the work of seven Hamiltonian Artists Alumni—Amy Boone-McCreesh, Brian Michael Dunn, Michael Dax Iacovone, Sarah Knobel, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Helina Metaferia, and Jerry Truong—on view at The Kreeger Museum from September 17 through December 10, 2022. Working in a diverse range of mediums, such as paper, textile, mirror, metal, charcoal, waste, and performance, to mimic surfaces, spaces, and objects, the artists explore aesthetic possibilities, enhanced, and manipulated by human interaction – highlighting the malleability of certain materials and textures. The implications of our social environments are reflected on as the artists explore the depths of our sensory experiences.

Presented in collaboration with Hamiltonian Artists.
Curated by Tomora Wright.

The Collaborative | Unexpected Occurrences

June 4 - August 27, 2022

Joey Enriquez, fall red Appalachian trail, 
traveled north, 

Hamiltonian Artists and The Kreeger Museum present Unexpected Occurrences, a contemporary response to a modern collection, featuring the work of Hamiltonian Artists’ seven current fellows—Amber Eve Anderson, Maria Luz Bravo, Jason Bulluck, Joey Enriquez, Stephanie Garon, Madeline Stratton, and Lionel Frazier White III. The exhibition includes new works in video, mixed media, sculpture, photography, encaustic, printmaking, and painting installed throughout the museum.

With unconventional pairings of old and new works, the exhibition challenges the viewer to consider the nuances of medium and subject and how they shift over time. Using sculpture and encaustic, Bulluck explores the meaning of databases, from a Buddhist and Marxist framework, to consider the human contribution to systems through interaction. Enriquez and Garon both use raw material to comment on labor, land, and their connections to society. Stratton’s series of new paintings consider the specific shapes and shadows from the Kreeger terrace and color from the Claude Monet paintings in the collection. Bravo and Anderson utilize new technologies to capture movement and time through photography. White memorializes Black experiences through mixed media assemblage specifically referencing family legacy and spirituality.

Learn more about Hamiltonian Artists here or visit their website.

Presented in collaboration with Hamiltonian Artists.
Curated by Tomora Wright.

Lou Stovall: On Inventions and Color

February 1– April 30, 2022

Stovall has been based in Washington since 1962, when he arrived as an undergraduate to study at Howard University. Born in Athens, GA and raised in Springfield, MA, Stovall found his home in DC and his devotion to printmaking, which continues to this day. In 1968, he founded Workshop, Inc., a screenprinting studio aimed to reach new audiences, connect with political movements, and create new opportunities for a diverse group of artists, such as Elizabeth Catlett, Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert Mangold. These important collaborations will be represented in the show, which features works by Gilliam, Jones, and Lawrence, among others. A catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Lou Stovall, Sundrinkers are we...the forest, the trees., 1971, screenprint, 40 x 26 inches, Courtesy of the artist.

Curated by Danielle O’Steen, Ph.D.

Download the catalogue essay and conversation with Stovall 

Audio Label Descriptions

Curator's Talk with Danielle O'Steen on Master Printmaker Lou Stovall​

Lou Stovall a 1983 Film by Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum


Of the Land: Lou Stovall and the Poetry of Seasons

February 1 –April 30, 2022

Organized to accompany Lou Stovall: On Inventions and Color, this exhibition examines the master printmaker’s 1974 series Of the Land, a collection of interconnected poems, drawings, and prints inspired by the natural world. Guest curated by Will Stovall, the artist’s son and a painter, the show will coincide with a new publication on the series by Georgetown University Press.

Lou Stovall, An Exanthema of Clouds, 1974, 26 x 26 inches, Courtesy of the artist.

Guest curated by Will Stovall.

The Collaborative | Hoesy Corona

December 1, 2021 - March 19, 2022

Image Credit: Anne Kim

Weathering is an installation that brings together a collection of Climate Ponchos– wearable sculptures used in the ongoing performance series Climate Immigrants (2017-present). In it the performers wear Climate Ponchos adorned with images that depict various archetypal travelers. The series expands upon issues of immigration by implicating everyone and not just a select group, addressing one of the most pressing topics of our time: climate-triggered immigration in relation to US-centric xenophobia. The Climate Ponchos are paired with a new series of sculpted heads entitled The Plant People (2021), a mixed media sculptural series utilizing familiar objects with unique handmade elements to depict the blooming heads of The Plant People, a fictional group of cultural influencers who see themselves as stewards of the earth. Weathering considers the plight of climate induced global migration and its effects on people of color and the population at large. In Weathering the artist utilizes pervasive and harmful materials currently in heavy circulation across the world in the form of fossil fuel derived plastics not unlike those found in our quotidian lives including in our homes, plumbing, bank cards, food containers, clothing, and even photographic records. Weathering warns us of idly waiting out the storm as we continue to be worn down by long exposure to the atmosphere. The works on view highlight the artist’s interest in fabulating and remixing mythologies to protest our waged war on nature. 

Presented in collaboration with The Nicholson Project.
urated by Adriel Luis.

The Collaborative | Stan Squirewell

August - November 2021

Stan Squirewell is a painter, photographer, installation, and performance artist. Born and raised in Washington, DC in Anacostia's Barry Farm neighborhood, Squirewell established a serious art practice while working from his Harlem-based studio before moving to Louisville, KY where he currently lives and works. His work examines who curates and controls the narratives that become accepted as history; from what perspective is history written, whose stories are told, and whose are neglected?

Stan Squirewell, Tina and Chelsea, 2021, Mixed Media Collage with Carved Shoutouts Sugi Ban Frame, Courtesy of the Artist

Presented in collaboration with The Nicholson Project.
Curated by Oshun Layne.


Objects from the Studio: The Sculptor’s Process

June 1 - September 30, 2021

This exhibition brings together maquettes, sketches, and other objects from sculptors’ studios to explore how outdoor sculptures are made, focusing on works from The Kreeger Museum’s Sculpture Garden. The show offers insight into the artistic process, from preliminary drawings to handcrafted models. Artists include Kendall Buster, Richard Deutsch, John L. Dreyfuss, Carol Brown Goldberg, Dalya Luttwak, and Foon Sham.

Foon Sham, Sketch C for Revolve, 2008, Pencil on tracing paper

Curated by Danielle O'Steen, Ph.D.

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