STABLE Artist Talks

Join us for a series of gallery conversations between STABLE artists and Curator Danielle O’Steen, responding to works in The Kreeger Museum’s permanent collection.

Saturday, January 25, 2pm
STABLE Artist Talk: Nekisha Durrett

Photo courtesy C. Stanley Photography

Nekisha Durrett lives and works in Washington, DC where she creates bold and playful large scale installations and public art that aim to make the ordinary enchanting and awe inspiring while summoning subject matter that is often hidden from plain sight. Durrett is currently a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s prestigious Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and is featured in “The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today” exhibition. Her most recent installation titled “Up ‘til Now,” a freestanding, solar powered sculpture that evokes the history of Washington, DC’s landscape and architecture, can be found in Dupont Circle. She is currently in production on a permanent installation for the newly renovated Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington.

Saturday, June 6, 2pm
STABLE Artist Talk: Rex Delafkaran


Originally from California, Rex (Alexandra) Delafkaran is currently based in Washington, DC. She has exhibited work and staged performances at IA&A at Hillyer (DC), Transformer Gallery (DC), Panoply Performance Lab (Brooklyn, NY), Southern Exposure Gallery (San Francisco, CA), and the Textile Museum at The George Washington University (DC), among other venues. Delafkaran curates independent projects, most recently HYPHEN AMERICAN at The George Washington University in collaboration with Tsedaye Makonnen. Delafkaran holds a degree in Ceramics and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently co-director of Hamiltonian Artists in Washington.

STABLE Artist Talk: Melvin Nesbitt

Melvin Nesbitt is a multimedia artist working primarily in collage, drawing, and painting. His work engages with themes of race, identity, personal history, and storytelling. Originally from South Carolina, Nesbitt currently lives and works in Washington, DC, and has studied at the University of the District of Columbia and Washington Studio School. He has exhibited work at STABLE, DC Arts Center, West Main Artists Co-Op (Spartanburg, SC), Spartanburg County Public Library (SC), and Art At Kings Oaks (Newtown, PA), and most recently in a solo show at Sense Gallery in Washington. 

STABLE is a new nonprofit that is strengthening Washington, DC's contemporary visual arts community by providing affordable and sustainable studio space, and collaborating with local, national, and international partners to provide programming and exhibition opportunities, fostering an engaged, diverse community in Washington, DC. STABLE is supporting a creative community where visual artists not only remain in Washington, DC but thrive.