ART TALK Julie Wolfe | Artist Books & Folios

ART TALK Julie Wolfe | Artist Books & Folios

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11AM

Join us in the gallery to view and discuss Julie Wolfe's recent limited edition artist books and folios incorporating silkscreen, digital printing and collage. Recent publications include Cradling the Singing Bird (2022), Wonderland: The Optical Unconscious (2022), Completing the Bestiary (2022), Travelogue (2021), and Wildfires & Dreamfields (2020).

As Galleries Return to Normal, One Group Show Thinks Big

As Galleries Return to Normal, One Group Show Thinks Big

For OPEN on K, Hemphill in Washington D.C. asked artists to bring their biggest ideas.

Hyperallergic
By Kriston Capps
November 11, 2021.

For Open on K, Hemphill asked artists to bring their biggest ideas. That’s a promising gallery provocation for this moment of return to not-quite-normalcy. Rush Baker appears to have found urgent inspiration in the Black Lives Matter protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020, but his paintings also point indirectly to the inchoate rage of the January 6 insurrection, with which the United States has yet to reckon. Many other artists — and many of the rest of us — spent months looking inward. Stepping back into the gallery after so many months of not seeing or showing or socializing marks an important moment, one in which we may see what’s changed.

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The Color of Light: Utopian Abstractions

The Color of Light: Utopian Abstractions

L’ancien Eveche (The Ancient Bishop’s Palace), Uzés, France

The Color of Light: Utopian Abstractions is on view at L’ancien Eveche (The Ancient Bishop’s Palace) in Uzés, France. After a successful opening at the Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Latvia (birthplace of the artist), where the show was created to respond to the abstract, meditative, empty spaces of Rothko’s paintings, the exhibition continues its journey through the south of France, under this very special light, and with the support of The Association of Art, Architecture and Territory.

To honor Rothko and his legacy as a “colorist," curator Dianne Beal, selected an international roster of five artists - a native of Uzés, Pascal Fancony, a Belgian, Yves Ullens, a Japanese, Go Segawa, and two Americans, Anton Ginzburg and Julie Wolfe.

The Color of Light: Utopian Abstractions

The Color of Light: Utopian Abstractions

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Latvia | June 22, 2021

The Color of Light: Utopian Abstractions displays five artists’ investigations into the color of light. Whether expressed through painting, drawing, photography, video, installation or sculpture, the effects of light, materials, color intensity and hue, subject matter, inspiration, latitude and climate all affect the outcome of the abstract images presented.  The artists are united by their dedication to abstraction, pure color and form...

Julie Wolfe (Washington, DC, USA) investigates color and form, the beauty of nature and its destruction in her paintings, prints, drawings, sculptural objects and installations.  Wolfe works with a myriad of materials including water, light, chemical and organic compounds, photographs, salvaged books and other found objects and explores patterns of light and intricacies of color.

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The Washington Print Club

The Washington Print Club

Conversation with Collector Laura Roulet featuring Nekisha Durrett and Julie Wolfe

May 26 | 11am-12pm EST

Collector Laura Roulet will lead us on a virtual slide tour of her collection of works on paper. Joining her in conversation will be DC-area artists Nekisha Durrett and Julie Wolfe.

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"In the Galleries," Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, November 20, 2020.

"In the Galleries," Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, November 20, 2020.

Julie Wolfe's 2020 Exhibition at HEMPHILL was reviewed by Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post.

"If such references suggest quaint nostalgia, that's not all that flourishes in Wolfe's dreamfields.  These visual pileups also convey a sense of anxiety that's altogether up to date."

Read "In the Galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA" here.

Julie Wolfe, Wildfires and Dreamfields - VIDEO

Julie Wolfe, Wildfires and Dreamfields - VIDEO

Created in conjunction with the Julie Wolfe exhibition at HEMPHILL, this video surveys the suite of five prints on display in the gallery and explores the artist's process of creating the limited edition Artist Book, Wildfires and Dreamfields.  

Artist: Julie Wolfe
Copyright: Visual: HEMPHILL Artworks, Music: Ledah Finck 2020
Photography & Video Footage: Julie Wolfe
Video Editing: Hannah Davis
Music: The Hands & Cambium Composed by Ledah Finck 
Performed by Ledah Finck and Nick Saia

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Hemphill Coloring Book

Hemphill Coloring Book

by HEMPHILL

07/15/2020

This coloring book was created during the shelter-in-place period of 2020. Thanks to the artists for their participation and inspiration. Art endures and so will we. Be well and thank you for continued support. 

Julie Wolfe, Opposing Forces - VIDEO

Julie Wolfe, Opposing Forces - VIDEO

by HEMPHILL

06/24/2020

Please enjoy this short video detailing the conception and evolution of Julie Wolfe's new series, Opposing Forces. Created during the isolation period of COVID-19, Opposing Forces asks questions without fixed answers. Wolfe reassembles the building blocks of geometry, mathematics, color theory and perception to probe us, provoke us, and propose that images can teach us about ourselves in ways that words cannot. How do we un-think color or form? What compels us, chaos or order? Are we innately drawn to one or the other and, if so, what does that say about us as we chart our experiences and reactions in the face of uncertainty?

JULIE WOLFE
Opposing Forces
2020
acrylic and ink on found book page
13 1/4" x 19 1/2" each

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe

In the galleries: At three venues, modernist art that looks to the past

11/08/2019

by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe

In the galleries: An exhibition that draws attention to overlooked issues

8/23/19

by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe

Taking Rorscach Tests With Julie Wolfe

08/05/2019

by Kaylee Dugan, Brightest Young Things

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe

Book Release

07/12/2019

Julie Wolfe’s newest publication, Dream Sequel Series: Under Their Gaze We Become Creatures will be available for purchase on August 1, 2019. Recent prints, paintings and drawings are juxtaposed with images from the artist’s collection of second-hand books based on outdated psychoanalysis theories, art history and natural science. The photographic images are reordered, distorted, merged and arranged into the book in a way that stages random associations between facing pages that might be in dialogue and taking on new meanings.

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe

In the Viewing Room

December 1 - 21, 2018

For a limited time, a curated selection of new paintings, drawings, book pages and prints by Julie Wolfe will be installed in the gallery's viewing room. Email us at gallery@hemphillfinearts.com to schedule an appointment. 

Renée Stout and Julie Wolfe at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Renée Stout and Julie Wolfe at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Hand-Copying the Constitution and Other Responses to Trump

July 6, 2018

Thomas Micchelli, Hyperallergic

Julie Wolfe: Landview Effect

Julie Wolfe: Landview Effect

Print Viewing and Artist's Talk

Saturday, April 21 at 11:00am

Please join us for a viewing of Landview Effect, a new series of art books and print portfolios by Julie Wolfe, on Saturday, April 21 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. 

35 Days

35 Days

35 Days

June 24, 2017

Stephanie Rudig, Washington City Paper

"This isn’t just a Color School roundup, however: The show includes artists deploying color to completely different ends, like the trippy pattern-based work of Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, as well as some varying landscape photography artists like Anne Rowland and William Christenberry."

Julie Wolfe: Quest for Third Paradise

Julie Wolfe: Quest for Third Paradise

In the galleries: Remapping the boundaries of drawing

March 3, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The third paradise the D.C. artist seeks is one in which nature, technology and humanity all flourish. She evokes this in pictures that suggest both organic and electronic systems, or by juxtaposing black-and-white photos with areas of pure color."

Julie Wolfe: Quest for Third Paradise

Julie Wolfe: Quest for Third Paradise

Abstracting the Data of the Natural World with Colorful Geometries

March 1, 2017

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic

"Julie Wolfe tries to make sense of the natural world by gathering and categorizing all kinds of sights and objects that offer no scientific information but inspire search for meaning, like puzzles."

Julie Wolfe: Language of the Birds

Julie Wolfe: Language of the Birds

'Julie Wolfe: Language of the Birds' at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

May 19, 2016

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"As a painter, Julie Wolfe doesn’t rely on any single visual system. Light and color are abundant in “Language of the Birds,” Wolfe’s solo show at Hemphill Fine Arts, her third, but those qualities are sometimes all that carries over from one work to the next. If Wolfe were a bird, she would be a hummingbird, moving from flower to flower in a way that looks frenetic but betrays precision."

Julie Wolfe: GREEN ROOM

Julie Wolfe: GREEN ROOM

Artist’s colorful ‘science project’ is a commentary on world’s water supply

December 2, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Housed in some 500 glass bottles stacked on metal shelves, the water, sediment and vegetation samples on display in the window of 1700 L St. NW look like a science project. But the contents of the jars, illuminated from behind, also glow with vivid reds, purples and blues, resembling a color-field painting that has been disassembled and liquefied."

REPRESENT

REPRESENT

At Hemphill Fine Arts, a retrospective show that's bigger than the gallery

November 15, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Several mini-shows nestle within “Represent,” Hemphill Fine Arts’s 20th-anniversary exhibition."

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

A quartet of gallery summer group shows

July 12, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"If the personal is political, these grandiose, dysfunctional structures are calling artist-citizens to take to the streets (or, more likely, cul-de-sacs)."

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

Artist-Citizen, Washington, DC

"Artist-Citizen" at Hemphill, Reviewed

June 14, 2013

Matthew Smith, Washington City Paper

"The show focuses on artistic civic engagement—artists that are out of their studios and walking the streets. Mostly culled from the gallery’s stable of artists, 'Artist-Citizen' presents works that speak through the city itself."

Julie Wolfe: Rewilding

Julie Wolfe: Rewilding

Galleries: Julie Wolfe

May 10, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"For millennia, pigments were derived directly from plants, metals and gems. More recently, synthetic dyes were developed, and human-made contaminants began discoloring the natural world. These are among the motifs of 'Rewilding,' Julie Wolfe’s show at Hemphill Fine Arts."

 

Julie Wolfe: Rewilding

Julie Wolfe: Rewilding

"Rewilding," Reviewed

April 5, 2013

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"'Rewilding,' a solo show by Julie Wolfe at Hemphill Fine Arts, gestures at an ambivalent state between nature and civilization: reclamation, either in terms of preservation or, perhaps, something darker and more apocalyptic.

Julie Wolfe: Rewilding

Julie Wolfe: Rewilding

Gallery opening of the week: ‘Julie Wolfe: Rewilding’

March 21, 2013

Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

"With this title, the Washington-based painter of nature-themed abstraction questions our disconnection with nature, inviting us to reevaluate our place in it."