PAINTERSTarleton Blackwell Linda Fantuzzo Cynthia Knapp Brian Rutenberg Kevin Taylor
PHOTOGRAPHERSShelby Lee Adams Julia Cart William Christenberry Eliot Dudik William Eggleston Walker Evans Gary Geboy Alberto Korda Jack Leigh Kendall Messick Kathleen Robbins Arthur Rothstein Anne Rowland Roberto + Osvaldo Salas Richard Sexton Jerry Siegel Michael West Ben Gately Williams Ernest Withers
SCULPTORSBill Long Rod Moorhead
Installation dates: October 1-31, 2013
Opening Reception and Book Signing: Thursday, October 10, 5:30-8:00 PM.
Artist Phil Garret will sign his recent book Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Today’s Top Artists. Books provided by Blue Bicycle Books (Charleston, SC). Several artists will be present.
Each living Southern artist–Tarleton Blackwell, William Christenberry, Linda Fantuzzo, and Ed Rice– has ventured on a dynamic and self-motivated path to modernism, with an openness of creative exploration that continues to reveal possibilities for their art works. Though formally trained at different art schools across the country in the 1960s, each artist eventually migrated to the South, which became an incubator for their experimental work. Risk-takers, their mid-century paintings and works on paper were rebellious to the traditional and tourist genres dominating the regional markets at the time.
“The curatorial process was critical and painstaking,” says Jacob, “as the artists’ studios are filled with thousands of art works work from the past 30-40 years. After much discernment, I chose to select recent works that convey the ideas of freshness, dynamism, and self-expressive–all things emphasized and explored in modernism. Though certainly influenced in some ways by their homeland, each artist has refused to be bound to regionalist themes, styles, and ideas; but instead, embrace the openness that will conintue to reveal endless possibilities for the art througout the evolution of their careers,” suggests Jacob.
Friday, October 4- Sunday, October 6, 2013
All DC Fine Art Photography Fair events will take place at the MOUNT VERNON CAMPUS of George Washington University, in the West Hall Conference Center, located at 2100 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007 (Whitehaven Parkway Entrance).
Friday, October 4: Evening Preview by Invitation of the Exhibitors
Saturday, October 5: 12-7 PM (Free)
Sunday, October 6: 11 AM-5 PM (Free)
A Saturday morning panel discussion, “On Collecting Photography,” will be held from 11 AM-NOON in the West Hall Conference Center Black Box Theater.
The Second Annual DC Fine Art Photography Fair will feature fifteen established fine art photography galleries from across the United States with representative samples from their gallery inventories. An extraordinary range of photographic images – from 19th Century to cutting edge contemporary visions – will be on display and available for purchase.
Kevin Taylor’s upcoming exhibition INNER WILDERNESS features recent, large-scaled paintings created in his San Francisco studio as Berlin, where he spent four months in a prestigious artist residency. More recent works created on the West Coast depict different animals engaging in complex dialogues. Rebekah Jacob Gallery curates a diversely assembled offering of Kevin Taylor’s works from near [...]
Installation dates: November 1-December 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 PM
The artist, Kevin Taylor, will be present.
Taylor’s upcoming exhibition features recent, large-scaled paintings created in his San Francisco studio as Berlin, where he spent four months in a prestigious artist residency.
More recent works created on the West Coast depict different animals engaging in complex dialogues. Rebekah Jacob Gallery curates a diversely assembled offering of Kevin Taylor’s works from near and far.
“I am exploring the idea of separate animals on separate paintings speaking to each other. It’s a visual riddle.”
“Additionally, what we have come to accept as inorganic is interrogated about it’s purpose and existence within the scheme of things. Narratives are woven into sceneries – explored through interactions and superimposed behavior.
In some cases multiple paintings communicate with one another physically and theoretically. Standing independently, they also require a counterpart to resolve themselves. Organisms commune with man made structures and accessories to weave a rich and mysterious visual allegory.“ –– Kevin Taylor