This week is your final chance to see work by two TFAA member artists in group shows at two DC galleries! Both shows close on January 9, 2016.
Lori Katz (Studio 8) has several pieces on display at Long View Gallery for the Holiday Group Show. Long View Gallery is located at 1234 9th St NW; Washington DC and open Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Tatyana Schremko (Studio 32) has a piece in the “Figuratively Speaking…” show at the Zenith Gallery space in 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004; open Monday-Friday 7am – 8pm, and Saturday 8 am-4 pm.
Read an excerpt from the Mark Jenkins review in the December 20,2015 Washington Post below:
Figuratively Speaking . . .
The human figure features in many but not all of the pieces in “Figuratively Speaking . . .,” a show of five local artists in the Zenith Gallery-curated lobby space at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The principal connection between people and Jan Paul Acton’s stone or ceramic towers is that both stand upright. Mary Hourihan Lynch’s shaped canvases, dabbed with oils and sometimes rust, assume such primal but non-human shapes as a circle or a cross. They’re paintings that seem to be cut from wood or stone.
Elissa Farrow-Savos and Tatyana Schremko sculpt female figures from polymer clay and wood, respectively. Farrow-Savos often attaches her women to found objects, yielding human-mechanical hybrids. Merged with a unicycle or a wheeled stand, these creatures are whimsical and a little eerie. The artist also incorporates old photos into her work, and her titles indicate that her half-there people represent the decay of memory.
Schremko, who works mostly in wood, has placed one of her creations on a sort of skateboard. But the essential thing about her Modigliani-thin women is that they’re just faces summoned from sinuous arcs of polished wood. The material is as important as the visage that emerges from it.