City Lights: What's Going Around Examines Lou Stovall's Political Art

City Lights: What's Going Around Examines Lou Stovall's Political Art

Anupma Sahay, Washington City Paper, July 16, 2021.

"Throughout the exhibit, dynamic lines and colors create a motion eager for release. Visuals of silhouettes, local blocks, and community articles, such as bicycles and trees, are paired with intentionally placed letters. The words may provide the information, but they are devoted to design."

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In the galleries: Posters as a medium for serious but jubilant communication

In the galleries: Posters as a medium for serious but jubilant communication

By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, July 9, 2021.

"The title of Hemphill Artworks’ “What’s Going Around: Lou Stovall & the Community Poster” gives the longtime D.C. printmaker top billing. But the show includes pieces by other notables who squeegeed ink across silk-screens at Workshop Inc., the studio Stovall founded in 1968. These include Sam Gilliam, Gene Davis and Paul Reed, as well as Stovall’s frequent collaborator, artist-musician Lloyd McNeill, and his spouse, artist Di Stovall."

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Bold Voice

Bold Voice

Michael McCarthy for Modern Luxury | July 2021

"Through his iconic posters that represent a pivotal time in DC Home Rule, artist Lou Stovall captured the hues and spirit of an era.  Posters have often reflected a collective zeitgeist and call to action, and DC artist Lou Stovall—via The Workshop, which he founded in 1968—used this medium to express a transformative era in the nation’s capital."

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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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Artists on Artists to Watch, and Maybe Even Collect

Artists on Artists to Watch, and Maybe Even Collect

Noor Brara for the New York Times T Magazine | June 14, 2021.

"The best direction one could give to someone interested in expanding their knowledge of contemporary art is to pay attention to what artists are paying attention to; artists always know before everyone else does...

Sean Scully: Renée Stout, 63

Renée is a wonderful artist and a very good friend of mine. She had a show a few years ago in my space [Sean Scully Studio]. Her work can be categorized somewhere between baroque, mystical and confessional painting. I’ve got one piece of hers that depicts a ball of fire in the night sky. It’s very beautiful. She is influenced by the idea of Fluxus — objects that have a memory attached to them. Her work is very emotional and not particularly in tune with what’s fashionable, though of course now that’s changing so fast, and who even knows what it is anymore. Renée has a kind of tender stoicism. I’m very fond of her."

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At the Phillips Collection, conceptual art that evokes 'Ghosts' of the museum's past

At the Phillips Collection, conceptual art that evokes 'Ghosts' of the museum's past

By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, June 9, 2021.

"Marley Dawson and the Phillips Collection operate on different planes. The museum is known for paintings that are hushed, serene and even transcendental; Dawson makes metal sculptures that spin, pivot and occasionally spit fire. But the Australian conceptual sculptor and the Washington museum meet in midair, like high-wire acrobats from disparate troupes, for “Ghosts.” It’s the latest installment in “Intersections,” a series in which contemporary artists respond to the Phillips’s art."

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In the galleries: Works of art emerge via waking up with a word in mind

In the galleries: Works of art emerge via waking up with a word in mind

By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, May 21, 2021.

"As a painter, Robin Rose has often followed musical cues, naming his abstractions after songs that prompted them. He works in encaustic, a mix of pigment and hot wax that requires a quick hand and whose immediacy has “a sonic quality,” he told a recent visitor to Hemphill Artworks. Yet the veteran local artist’s new “19 Paintings” hatched from text."

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Poetry and Word Pictures: Ilchi and Rose at Hemphill | May 4, 2021

Poetry and Word Pictures: Ilchi and Rose at Hemphill | May 4, 2021

Written by Claudia Rousseau for East City Art Reviews

"Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s richly colored abstract landscapes in acrylic and watercolor seem the absolute opposite of Rose’s apparently minimalist encaustics, but there are connections.  The lyrical title of Ilchi’s show, Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow, and the poetry of the titles of each of her paintings enhance their equally poetic imagery.  All painted in the past few months, they speak to each other in a voice that is tender, but aching with longing.   Similarly, Rose’s 19 Paintings, all made between March 2020 and January 2021, were each inspired by a word that the artist woke up with in the middle of the night, as he explains in a video interview made in connection with this show"

Read, "Poetry and Word Pictures: Ilchi and Rose at Hemphill," here

Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color

Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color

Film Trailer

"Alma W. Thomas was an overnight success — 80 years in the making.

Born a generation after slavery, Alma Woodsey Thomas grew up in the South, in a home where education was a priority. At 16, with racial tensions high and no further schooling options, her family moved to Washington, DC, where she started her incredible life of firsts: the first Fine Arts graduate from Howard University (1924), the first African-American Woman to mount a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1972), and the first African-American woman to exhibit her paintings in the White House (2009). All the while, she taught art at Shaw Jr. High for 36 years, pioneered educational techniques, traveled the world, and crossed racial barriers. Yet she did not receive national attention until six years before she passed.

Thomas’ paintings grab the viewer’s attention and form an instant connection to their emotions and mood. While her work is easy to appreciate and quick to understand, her life and struggles are not. Through her passion, she persevered through racism and sexism in the art world to achieve a level of prominence, still rare among African-American artists today.

“Miss Alma Thomas” is the first documentary film that explores Thomas’ incredible life. Released in conjunction with a major four-city museum retrospective, thousands will have the opportunity to learn of her life, work, and continuing influence.

Until now, no film has ever been produced to tell her important story."

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Robin Rose In Conversation with Vesela Sretenović

Robin Rose In Conversation with Vesela Sretenović

CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS

April 15, 6:30-8:00PM

University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection

"Robin Rose (b. Ocala, Florida; lives and works in Washington, DC) creates works in encaustic mixed with pigment and wax using subtle hues to produce his abstractions. His so-called “Scriptronics” are drawings created on brown paper with a black marker connected by wire to a CD recorder. As he draws on the paper, sounds emanate from speakers. The texture of the paper and the amount of pressure applied while drawing determine the sound being recorded and played back. Rose sees his Scriptronics not only as a means of expression for artists but also as a potential therapeutic tool for those with autism or dementia.

He will be joined in conversation by Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection."

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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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Breath | Redux Extra

Breath | Redux Extra

Robin Rose interviewed by Zoe R. for Redux Extra, Spring 2021 Issue

"Robin Rose is an adroit artist of his generation with a unique art form. His work is the essence of a cosmic curiosity and his profound observation of nature, as he constantly discovers the riches of nature around him. His muse is the bountiful domain of rocks and pebbles, rivers and springs that inspires him to create. Robin applies a specific technique to each paintings, that he prepares with patience as he does on a journey to an unknown destination. His untamed approach provides him an unlimited scope of imagination and desire for discovery that not only transcends his art beyond the ordinary, but it also demands a deeper appreciation and interpretation from his audience."

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The Long Sixties: Washington Paintings in the Watkins and Corcoran Legacy Collections, 1957-1982

The Long Sixties: Washington Paintings in the Watkins and Corcoran Legacy Collections, 1957-1982

Curated by Jack Rasmussen

American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, Washington DC

February 16 – August 9, 2021

"The American University Museum recently acquired 9,000 works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, a Washington institution that closed its doors to the public in 2014. Together with our Watkins Collection we have an especially strong cache of works by Washington regional artists. While curating a show of Washington paintings drawn from our growing collections, I became interested in how my memories of a formative time in my life might be affecting my choice of artwork for this exhibition.

Every exhibition is an opportunity to address what we can see of the past from our contemporary perspective. My perspective includes the acknowledgement of persistent, systemic gender and racial injustice, bias, and violence that was present in the fifties, laid bare in the sixties, and continues to the present day. It is clear to me that the defining characteristic of most White mainstream art made between 1957 and 1982 in Washington was an adherence to aesthetic and commercial constraints that encouraged artists to remain silent when their voices are most needed. What pushback there was against this tendency was led by Black and women artists, whose work has been systematically underrepresented in the collections of Washington museums."

– Jack Rasmussen, Curator

Featuring Artists: Cynthia Bickley-Green, Lisa Montag Brotman, Allen Carter, Michael Clark, Manon Cleary, Robert D’Arista, Rebecca Davenport, Gene Davis, Willem de Looper, Jeff Donaldson, Thomas Downing, William S. Dutterer, Alan Feltus, Fred Folsom, Robert Franklin Gates, Sam Gilliam, Carol Brown Goldberg, Tom Green, Helene McKinsey Herzbrun, Michal Hunter, Val Lewton, Howard Mehring, William Newman, Kenneth Noland, Robin Rose, Joseph Shannon, Frank Anthony Smith, Carroll Sockwell, Alma Thomas, Franklin White, William Woodward, and Kenneth Victor Young.

View the exhibition and catalogue online in Museum@Home.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow - Video

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow - Video

Created in conjunction with "Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow", on view at HEMPHILL April 1 - May 28, this video features an exclusive look at the artist's process and a selection of paintings included in the exhibition.

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Defining Diaspora: 21st Century Developments in Art of the African Diaspora

Defining Diaspora: 21st Century Developments in Art of the African Diaspora

James A. Porter Colloquium: Friday, April 16, 2021 | 4:30pm–6:00pm

Floyd W. Coleman Sr. Distinguished Lecture

Renée Stout, Washington, DC

Thank You for Talking to Me Africa: Trusting the Voice Within

Renée Stout is a painter and sculptor based in Washington, DC. Her work is in the collections of many museums across the country, including the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for Art, the 2020 Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation Award, and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award.

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Robin Rose: 19 Paintings — VIDEO

Robin Rose: 19 Paintings — VIDEO

Created in conjunction with Robin Rose: 19 Paintings, on view at HEMPHILL April 1 - May 28, this video features interviews Robin Rose and an exclusive look at the 19 paintings in the series.

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Arlington Arts Center: STRETCHED

Arlington Arts Center: STRETCHED

March 27 - June 5, 2021

Stretched presents an expanded perspective on contemporary painting, featuring nine artists whose work is rooted in but transcends the medium. Ranging from work on canvas to large-scale installation, the exhibition emphasizes the expansive and multi-faceted approach taken by contemporary artists who work with paint as part of their practice. 

Featured Artists: Amna Asghar, Rushern Baker IV, Erick Antonio Benitez, Mark Joshua Epstein, Saskia Fleishman, Jen Noone, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Madeline A. Stratton, and Rives Wiley

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Songs of Mihyar the Damascene

Songs of Mihyar the Damascene

By Adonis, Kareem James Abu-Zeid (Translator), Ivan Eubanks (Translator)

Featuring cover artwork by Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi.

"Cloud, mirror, stone, thunder, eyelid, desert, sea. Through a dead or dying land, Mihyar walks: a figure of heroic individualism and dissent, part-Orpheus, part-Zarathustra. Where he goes, the austere building-blocks of his world become the expressions of passionate emotion, of visionary exaltation and despairing melancholy. The traditions of the Ancient Greeks, the Bible and the Quran flow about and through him."

'The greatest living poet of the Arab world' Guardian

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Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments

Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments

Birmingham Museum of Art: October 5, 2020 - March 14, 2021

“This show is also connecting Alabama artists to our global collection. William Christenberry is a perfect example of that. ‘Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments’ shows his work alongside the work of a number of other artists who aren’t as connected to Alabama.

In that sculpture, Christenberry is expressing his feelings about Alabama and Hale County in general. I think this show is an interesting place to think about our very local context in Birmingham and our local context in the state of Alabama right now, through art which is exciting.”

– Kate Crawford, Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art

Read "Ways of Seeing" connects Alabama + worldwide artists — why we're drawn to it here.

Click here to learn more about Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments.

"In the galleries: Tracing a generational progression in abstract art"

"In the galleries: Tracing a generational progression in abstract art"

by Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, March 7, 2021

The three solo shows at Hemphill Artworks don’t add up to an overview of the evolution of abstract painting, and aren’t meant to. Still, the progression from Leon Berkowitz’s luminous austerity to Steven Cushner’s totemic imagery to E.E. Ikeler’s mixed-media intricacy does demonstrate intriguing generational shifts. Over a half-century of this trio’s nonrepresentational art, things get funkier and funkier.

Art & Activism: Lou Stovall's Washington, D.C.

Art & Activism: Lou Stovall's Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:00 pm

"Join curators Will Stovall and Marya McQuirter for a discussion about art and activism in Washington, DC in the late 1960s."

A selection of community posters from The Columbus Museum’s current exhibition, What’s Going Around: Lou Stovall and the Community Poster 1967-1976, will be paired with black & white photography to highlight the artists and activists who worked toward black liberation. Stovall and McQuirter will be joined by special guest Ibrahim Mumin, who will share his experiences as a Howard University student and community leader during this time period."

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Black Abstract Artists Are Finally Being Recognized by the Art Market

Black Abstract Artists Are Finally Being Recognized by the Art Market

Written by Darla Harper for Artsy.

"The story of abstraction in America has long featured an overwhelmingly white cast of characters, but in recent decades, that has finally started to change...Recent years have seen swelling recognition for important Black Abstract Expressionists like Norman Lewis, Alma Thomas, Beauford Delaney, and subsequent generations of artists including Edward Clark, Sam Gilliam, Howardena Pindell, Stanley Whitney, and Jack Whitten."

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Jewish Book Week | Sweet Noise: Love and Wartime

Jewish Book Week | Sweet Noise: Love and Wartime

Max Hirshfeld & Stuart Eizenstat

March 5, 2021 | 8:30pm EST | Zoom Event

"The Holocaust remains a subject difficult to grasp and almost impossible to document. Award-winning photographer Max Hirshfeld searched for decades for the right way to share his Auschwitz survivor parents’ story of love and perseverance before, during and after. He is joined here by Stuart E. Eizenstat, special adviser for Holocaust issues to President Obama and former US Ambassador to the EU, who contributed an essay to the book."

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Featured Acquisition: Dragon by Hale Woodruff

Featured Acquisition: Dragon by Hale Woodruff

"The Asheville Art Museum is grateful for the contributions of Kevin Click and April Liou for the recent purchase of Dragon, an abstract oil painting created around 1957 by African American artist Hale Woodruff."

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E.E. Ikeler, Exhibition — VIDEO

E.E. Ikeler, Exhibition — VIDEO

Created in conjunction with E.E. Ikeler, on view at HEMPHILL January 23 - March 20, 2021, this video focuses on one piece included in the exhibition; Reap What You Sow / Glitter + Gold. This short Spotlight video is the first in a series produced to provide a closer look at one of the works currently on display.

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EXHIBITION | Joseph Shetler: Objective Ambitions

EXHIBITION | Joseph Shetler: Objective Ambitions

February 5 - March 27, 2021

Caitlin Berry Fine Art

"In the past twelve months, Joseph Shetler found centeredness in striving toward objectivity. However, it is the persistent labor, not pure objectivity, to which Shetler is devoted. His linear and monochrome abstractions manifested through the droning malaise of the past year and its history defining slew of events. Acts of listening and practicing empathy defined his response as he examined his own privilege and role within societal disparities."

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Robin Rose In Conversation with Vesela Sretenović

Robin Rose In Conversation with Vesela Sretenović

CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS

April 15, 6:30-8 PM

University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection

"Robin Rose (b. Ocala, Florida; lives and works in Washington, DC) creates works in encaustic mixed with pigment and wax using subtle hues to produce his abstractions...He will be joined in conversation by Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection.

The Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity for the DC community and University of Maryland students to hear from leading and emerging artists in an informal setting."

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EXHIBITION | Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful

EXHIBITION | Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va. July 9, 2021 - October 3, 2021

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC: Fall 2021

The Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN: Spring 2022

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA: Summer 2022

Click here to read What to Look Forward to in 2021: More Than 30 Exhibitions, Books, and Events Focused on African American Art on Culture Type.

"Lou Stovall’s Backyard Studio." Robert Bettman, Washington Citypaper, January 14, 2021.

"Lou Stovall’s Backyard Studio." Robert Bettman, Washington Citypaper, January 14, 2021.

Learn more about the work of Lou Stovall in "An Act of Nature Brought Down Lou Stovall’s Backyard Studio. Now What?" published in the Washington Citypaper.

"Artwork from Lou Stovall’s print studio, Workshop, Inc., is ubiquitous in local galleries and museums. Pieces populate institutions like the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as well as the American University Museum, D.C.’s Art Bank, the Phillips Collection, and Addison/Ripley Gallery. But unlike many of the artists he created prints for and with, including Sam Gilliam, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Gene Davis, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, and Jacob Lawrence, Stovall’s name has yet to seep into the mainstream."

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Lou Stovall will be on view at HEMPHILL June 12 - July 17, 2021.

Leon Berkowitz, Exhibition — VIDEO

Leon Berkowitz, Exhibition — VIDEO

Created in conjunction with the Leon Berkowitz exhibition at HEMPHILL, this video features interviews with Mark Kelner and Robin Rose and an exclusive look at Leon Berkowitz, on view through March 20.

Artist: Leon Berkowitz
Copyright: HEMPHILL Artworks
Interviews: Interviews with Mark Kelner, Artist and Robin Rose, Artist by George Hemphill
Video Footage & Editing: Hannah Davis 
Music: Oleao Strut was composed by Steve Drews and was performed by Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company from the album Like A Duck To Water
www.cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com
Special Thanks to Steve Feigenbaum 
© Cuneiform Records

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"Celebrating Women Artists in the Phillips Collection," September 24 - December 27, 2020.

"Celebrating Women Artists in the Phillips Collection," September 24 - December 27, 2020.

The Phillips Collection is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment with an online viewing of artwork from the permanent collection.

The exhibition will include works from seven women artists and recipients of the Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW) Award, including Renée Stout.

Read "Celebrating Women Artists in the Phillips Collection" here.

"In the Galleries," Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, December 11, 2020.

"In the Galleries," Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, December 11, 2020.

William Christenberry's 2020 exhibition at HEMPHILL was reviewed by Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post.

"Like Warhol, Christenberry pondered consumer products, although with an emphasis on regional brands. A battered sign for Tops Snuff is the subject of three silk-screens, their printing roughened with sand and coffee grounds."

Read "In the Galleries: Perspectives on blending culture and identity" here.  

"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.

Romare Bearden, Exhibition — VIDEO

Romare Bearden, Exhibition — VIDEO

Created in conjunction with the Romare Bearden exhibition, this video surveys two works on view; Green Times Remembered - Recollection Pool and Indigo Snake.

Artist: Romare Bearden
Artwork: © 2020 Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Copyright: HEMPHILL Artworks
Video Editing: Hannah Davis
Music: Longdown Hill by Samuel Sharp

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William Christenberry, Exhibition – VIDEO

William Christenberry, Exhibition – VIDEO

Created in conjunction with the William Christenberry exhibition at HEMPHILL, this video surveys the three sculptures featured in the show; "Night Spot," "Roadside Tableaux," and "Southern Monument XXII."

Artist: William Christenberry
Copyright: HEMPHILL Artworks
Photography & Video Editing: Hannah Davis
Music: As I Am - composed and performed by Kate Amrine on flugelhorn
Elegy - composed by Jessica Rudman, performed by Kate Amrine on trumpet
Both pieces are featured on Kate's first album As I Am
For more information about the composers please visit jessicarudman.com/ and kateamrine.com/
Photo by Jerry Siegel (jerry@jerrysiegel.com)

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"What's Going Around," Woodruff Gallery, November 14, 2020 - April 11, 2021.

"What's Going Around," Woodruff Gallery, November 14, 2020 - April 11, 2021.

"What’s Going Around" traces the early development of master printmaker, Lou Stovall, and his process. It also trains the spotlight on a turbulent era of U.S. history not unlike the contemporary moment. This selection of early silkscreen posters provides insight into how one artist engaged art and history in service to the community, offering an exemplary—and inspiring—model for our own tumultuous times.

Learn more about the upcoming exhibition "What's Going Around: Lou Stovall and the Community Poster, 1967–1976" at the Columbus Museum here.

"How to Read Gilliam's Formalism," Peter Schjeldhal, The New Yorker, November 9, 2020.

"How to Read Gilliam's Formalism," Peter Schjeldhal, The New Yorker, November 9, 2020.

Learn more about Sam Gilliam's work in How to Read Sam Gilliam's Formalism in The New Yorker by Peter Schjeldahl.

"For decades, the artist has made meltingly beautiful paintings that appeared to make no clear point about identity, but the scholar Fred Moten teases out inconspicuous themes of Blackness."

Read "How to read Sam Gilliam's Formalism" here.

"In the Galleries," Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, November 6, 2020.

"In the Galleries," Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, November 6, 2020.

Ryan Crotty’s 2020 exhibition at HEMPHILL was reviewed by Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post.

"Glowing on the walls of Hemphill Artworks’s new location, Ryan Crotty’s complex abstractions look as if they’ve come home."

Read "In the galleries: Referencing the revered Washington colorists and beyond" here.

"Concentricities of Color," Timothy App, BMoreArt, October 30, 2020.

"Concentricities of Color," Timothy App, BMoreArt, October 30, 2020.

Linling Lu’s 2020 exhibition at HEMPHILL was reviewed by Timothy App for BmoreArt Magazine.

“It was refreshing, and also enlightening, to view the colorful abstract paintings of Linling Lu in her solo show, One Hundred Melodies of Solitude, at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC. What seemed at first to be formal abstractions expanded into spiritual, cultural, and personal visions”

Read "Concentricities of Color: Linling Lu’s One Hundred Melodies of Solitude at Hemphill" here.

Elle Decor Spain, Fran Muñoz, January 1, 2020.

Elle Decor Spain, Fran Muñoz, January 1, 2020.

HEMPHILL worked with designer Nestor Santa-Cruz and architect Anne Decker to select artworks by Linling Lu, Steven Cushner, and Amy Pleasants for an interior design project in Washington DC. The pool house was recently featured in Elle Decor Spain.

Read more 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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Ryan Crotty, Exhibition - VIDEO

Ryan Crotty, Exhibition - VIDEO

Created in conjunction with the Ryan Crotty exhibition at HEMPHILL, this video explores the artist's process and provides a closer look at the paintings displayed in the gallery.

"I have a sense of being in control, yet the painting can never be perfect. It is the imperfections that give the work its mystery."

- Ryan Crotty, 2020

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Renée Stout

Renée Stout

The Halsey presents a virtual group exhibition: finding their place

08/19/20

by Gabriela Capestany, Charleston City Paper

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

That Long Distance Call: Renée Stout and the Blues

08/18/2020

by Jeremy Ney

HEMPHILL

HEMPHILL

Six Local Artists Explain the Inspiration for Their HEMPHILL Coloring Book Pieces

08/20/2020

by Jennifer Anne Mitchell

HEMPHILL

HEMPHILL

Meet the ASPIRE HOUSE McLean 2020 Designers: An Exclusive Interview With George Hemphill

08/11/2020

by Sherry Moeller

Colby Caldwell

Colby Caldwell

City Lights: Scan a Set of Stunning Photos Made With a Scanner

08/10/20

by Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

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

Steven Cushner, FAN - VIDEO

Steven Cushner, FAN - VIDEO

by HEMPHILL

05/22/2020

Steven Cushner is known for experimenting with motifs across all mediums, including drawings, paintings, and prints. Please enjoy this short video detailing the conception and evolution of a single motif in many forms, Fan.

Linling Lu, Exhibition - VIDEO

Linling Lu, Exhibition - VIDEO

by HEMPHILL

04/27/2020

Enjoy a behind the scenes look into the making of Linling Lu's 2020 exhibition at HEMPHILL, from the schematics and paint mixing to the final installation. 

"My work is nurtured by my Chinese heritage but is also inspired by many artists from all over the world. The work has become more universal vs. from a single perspective. I envision it being accompanied by drum-heavy music because the music is very abstract and the instrument is circular; without looking at the performance, there are many similarities to drum pieces from Africa, Native America and West Asia - it is a universal instrument and universal music.” - Linling Lu, 2020 

Max Hirshfeld

Max Hirshfeld

This book provides an intimate look at lives forever changed by the Holocaust

03/20/2020

by Kenneth Dickerson, The Washington Post

William Christenberry

William Christenberry

For Six Decades, William Christenberry Captured The Ramshackle Vernacular Of The South

02/21/2020

by Zachary Fine, Art in America 

HEMPHILL Artworks

HEMPHILL Artworks

Washington Is a Storm, One Piece of Art Can Be Your Anchor

01/23/2020

by Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

HEMPHILL Artworks

HEMPHILL Artworks

Why DC Needs Art Galleries

01/16/20

by Ian Bourland, Washingtonian

Mary Early

Mary Early

Freight Gallery Presents Mary Early Līnea IX 2020

01/06/20

by Editorial Team, East City Art

HEMPHILL Fine Arts

HEMPHILL Fine Arts

HEMPHILL Fine Arts Moves To New DC Location

12/10/2019

by Editorial Team, East City Art

HEMPHILL Fine Arts

HEMPHILL Fine Arts

5 Art Destinations Changing DC's Creative Scene

12/07/2019

by Haley McKey, On Tap Magazine

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

HEMPHILL Fine Arts

HEMPHILL Fine Arts

After 15 Years on 14th Street, HEMPHILL Fine Arts Moves to Mount Vernon Square

11/07/2019

by Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Ebb and Flow

11/05/2019

by Tina Coplan, Home & Design Magazine

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

The Sculptures Embodying Women's Unpaid Work

09/12/2019

by Sheila Wickouski, Ms. Magazine

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

Colby Caldwell

Colby Caldwell

Picture Leaving Big-City Success To Visit Skeet Ranges

07/31/2019

by Michael Shoeffel, Asheville Made 

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.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

East City Artnote: Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: I surrender to you, ashen lands and blue skies at HEMPHILL Fine Arts

06/24/2019

by Ashley Shah, East City Art

Linling Lu

Linling Lu

Limited Edition Print Release

6/21/2019

HEMPHILL is proud to announce the release of a new print by Linling Lu, each inscribed and signed on archival paper. Anatomy of One Hundred Melodies of Solitude No. 2 is the second print by Lu to detail the tonal gradations of one of her signature One Hundred Melodies of Solitude paintings. The Anatomy prints are visual meditations on the color, form, and intention that goes into each painting. The edition is limited to seven prints.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

In the galleries: Whimsy rendered starkly, in black and white

06/07/2019

by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

5 Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough Whose Work You Can See This May

05/13/2019

By Katie White, artnet news

Rushern Baker IV

Rushern Baker IV

Post-World Politics: Rushern Baker IV’s Bold Abstractions are Fraught with Urgency and Anxiety

April 27, 2019

By Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Type

Untitled (View of Collapsed Columns from Cave), 2018, acrylic, paper, resin, and ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 40" x 40"

Rushern Baker IV

Visions of Urgent Abstraction

April 22, 2019

Dexter Wimberly, Hyperallergic

Fire Man, 2019. Acrylic, paper, resin and ceramic tile adhesive on canvas. 48″ x 36″

Rushern Baker IV

Reviews - Rushern Baker IV: Post-World at HEMPHILL Fine Arts

April 22, 2019

Phil Hutinet, East City Art

ART TALKS

ART TALKS

Artist as Catalyst: Cultural Diplomacy in Niamey, Niger

March 28, 2019, 6:00pm

Join artists Tom Ashcraft and Max Hirshfeld and Art in Embassies Curator Sarah Tanguy to explore collaboration, cultural diplomacy and “Du Quotidien,” an in-progress commission for the new U.S. Embassy complex in Niamey, Niger.

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

The Phillips Collection has acquired three significant works by Renée Stout.

Linling Lu

Linling Lu

Limited Edition Print Release

January 28, 2019

HEMPHILL is proud to announce the release of a new print by Linling Lu, each inscribed and signed on archival paper. Anatomy of One Hundred Melodies of Solitude No. 1 breaks down the color components of a painting from her One Hundred Melodies of Solitude series, allowing the viewer to appreciate the virtues of each color as a study. Each edition is limited to seven prints.
 

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

In the galleries: Renee Stout’s fiery visions draw inspiration from Jimi Hendrix

December 7, 2018

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

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

Renée Stout

At Hemphill Fine Arts, A Peek Into the Cosmic Universe of Renée Stout

November 20, 2018

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

ART TALKS

ART TALKS

Renée Stout in Conversation with Henry Thaggert

November 28, 2018, 6:30pm

On the occasion of her exhibition "When 6 is 9: Visions of a Parallel Universe" Renée Stout engages in conversation with art collector and patron, Henry Thaggert. 

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

Renee Stout Explains the How and Hoodoo in When 6 is 9, Her Newest Solo Show at Hemphill Fine Arts

October 9, 2018

Lyric Prince, Sugarcane Magazine

CMD + F

CMD + F

Hemphill Fine Arts' Latest Exhibition Might Contain the Best New Local Artwork of the Year

August 3, 2018

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

CMD + F

CMD + F

East City Arts Reviews: CMD + F at Hemphill Fine Arts

July 30, 2018

Claudia Rousseau, PhD, East City Art

CMD + F

CMD + F

In the galleries: Three local artists explore the transient nature of identity

July 27, 2018

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

 

 

Open Position: Gallery Preparator/ Art Handler

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

MORE or LESS

MORE or LESS

June 4, 2018

Ashley Shah, East City Art

Hemphill challenges Hopps’ suggestion that the style was already past in the late 70s, and instead focuses on the evident continuum of Abstract Expressionism in today’s art landscape.

MORE or LESS

MORE or LESS

In the Galleries

June 2, 2018

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

MORE or LESS

MORE or LESS

The past, present and future of abstraction.

May 24, 2018

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

 

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. 

Steven Cushner & Willem de Looper

Steven Cushner & Willem de Looper

At Hemphill Fine Arts, Steven Cushner and Willem de Looper Put In The Work

March 14, 2018

John Anderson, Washington City Paper

The recent exhibitions at Hemphill Fine Art are about putting in the time. It is likely most people don’t consider artists as ones who punch clocks to produce work. This is an exhibition that dispels the myth that an artist must be moved by some unforeseen “inspiration” as the modus operandi behind how an abstract artwork gets made.

Steven Cushner & Willem de Looper

Steven Cushner & Willem de Looper

In the galleries: Zenith celebrates 40 years with two exhibitions in two spaces

March 9, 2018

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

Women's Caucus for Art Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Renée Stout

February 23, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) is presenting the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Lee Bontecou, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gloria Orenstein, and Renée Stout.

 

Linling Lu

Linling Lu

Art & Soul: Gallery to Cherish

December 1, 2017

Alice Cisterino and Michael McCarthy, DC Modern Luxury

"Whether it's a team of digital-art visionaries or a national showcase of Asian art, DC's art scene is as innovative and intellectually challenging as ever. Enjoy the wild ride this winter." 

Anne Rowland

Anne Rowland

In the galleries: Two photographers focus on the pastoral beauty of Arlington

November 22, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

Two of the area’s best art photographers have made striking vistas of the county’s suburban landscape.

Linling Lu

Linling Lu

With Her Latest Exhibition, Linling Lu Continues an Exploration of Circles and Colors

November 2, 2017

John Anderson, Washington City Paper

"Sure: We can compare her vibrating stripes to those of Davis. Yes: The circle recalls Noland. But neither of those artists were capable of capturing a deep space within their best known paintings."

Linling Lu

Linling Lu

Exuberant circles hark back to another era

November 2, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"'Mysterious' and 'endless' are words that suit Lu’s pictures, which seem to offer an infinite variety of colors, widths and arrangements."

Linling Lu

Linling Lu

Circle of Life

October 23, 2017

Tina Coplan, Home & Design

Linling Lu bridges boundaries, from the Washington Color School to her own cultural heritage.

 

35 Days

35 Days

In the galleries: A colorful survey of Washington artists

July, 29, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

35 Days is "a museum-worthy survey of D.C. art."

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."

Jacob Kainen

Jacob Kainen

In the galleries: A personal look at a maker of monuments

June 1, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Even at their most geometric, the paintings in 'Jacob Kainen' have a beguiling softness."

James Huckenpahler: Desktop

James Huckenpahler: Desktop

In the galleries: Myths and respite at the American University museum

May 11, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"With society’s essential structure called into question by the carnage of World War I, Dadaists began cutting and pasting at random. That project has been revived, 24/7, at 17th and L streets NW, where James Huckenpahler’s “Desktop” summons, overlaps and disperses words and pictures across two video screens."

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."

Early Alma Thomas and Downing, Mehring, Reed

Early Alma Thomas and Downing, Mehring, Reed

At Hemphill Fine Arts, a Survey of Washington Color School's Lesser-Known Stars

February 17, 2017

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"It's a Washington Color School resurgence with new exhibitions featuring the work of Thomas Downing, Howard Mehring, Paul Reed, and Alma Thomas."

Early Alma Thomas, and Downing, Mehring, Reed

Early Alma Thomas, and Downing, Mehring, Reed

Enter a universe of dappled color in Howard Mehring show at AU museum

February 9, 2017

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The Washington Color School is still much discussed in the D.C. art world — some might say too much so — and the artists are enjoying a posthumous commercial boom at galleries here and elsewhere."

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi

The Monocle rounds up the art scene in Washington with a trip to Hemphill Fine Arts, The National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

January 16, 2017

Kathlene Fox-Davies, The Monocle Arts Review

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

An Iranian-American Artist’s Unfinished Abstractions

December 29, 2016

Kriston Capps, Hyperallergic

"Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone, the lyrical title for Ilchi’s first show at Hemphill Fine Arts, is full of graphical contradictions and circular motions."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi at Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC

December 15, 2016

Isabella Mason, Blouin Artinfo

"The exhibition marks the debut of Iranian artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi at the gallery, with her works which majorly reflect an interest in the fusion of visual conventions of Western abstraction and Persian Art, evoking allegories of intrusion and invasion, that moves beyond the personal and take references of historical and contemporary socio-political conflicts."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

In the galleries: A ‘Homage to Hillary’ is repurposed

December 15, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Rivulets of abstract color, often vivid blues and greens, are punctuated by precise imagery in Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s painting and mixed-media work."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

At Hemphill Fine Arts, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi's Paintings Consume and Awe

December 2, 2016

Erin Devine, Washington City Paper

"The paintings of Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi immediately materialize before the viewer as something fresh and consuming."

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone.

Vision Quest: Young talent Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi sets DC's art scene ablaze with fiery abstractions

November 2016

Holly Mazar-Fox, DC Modern Luxury

"Seeking inspiration from the rich traditions of both Eastern and Western art practices, Javanshir Ilchi's alluring work speaks to her soul as an artist and her creative genius as weaving complex concepts together with visual fluidly." 

Elizabeth Catlett & Benny Andrews

Elizabeth Catlett & Benny Andrews

With the Smithsonian African American Museum Set to Open in Washington, the Entire City is Brimming with Black Art

September 20, 2016

Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Type

"Whether you were lucky enough to get an early preview or you are awaiting the appointed day when your timed pass will allow you to gain entry into the nation’s much-anticipated African American museum, to complement your experience, there are more than 10 African American art exhibitions in Washington worth visiting now and in the weeks and months to come."

Shoreline

Shoreline

At Carroll Square Gallery, Photographers Document Littoral Harbingers of Doom

September 19, 2016

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"A photography exhibit about a politically contentious topic can easily turn into agitprop. But thanks to careful curation and wise use of the medium, Carroll Square Gallery’s exhibit about climate change serves as an understated and eloquent meditation on its subject."

Toki: Syth Series 005: Reverb

Toki: Syth Series 005: Reverb

In the galleries: From destruction, a call for transformation

August 19, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Rainbow fiber bridges have been erected at Hemphill Fine Art’s storefront location at 1700 L St. NW, but they divide rather than connect."

Pathways

Pathways

In the galleries: Lines are clearly drawn in ‘Art as Politics’

August 13, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"There are only four pieces in Carroll Square Gallery’s 'Pathways,' but each suggests a passage that stretches beyond the room. The three artists also use outlines and gestures in ways that suggest built (or buildable) forms."

Jacob Kainen, Thomas Nozkowski, Sean Scully

Jacob Kainen, Thomas Nozkowski, Sean Scully

In the galleries

August 4, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The deft juxtaposition of soft-edged color and hard-edged form links the artists in Hemphill Fine Art’s 'Kainen, Scully, Nozkowski.'"

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."

Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings

Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings

In the galleries

April 22, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"They’re most evocative of Krebs’s larger project: to make something lasting out of the most transient materials."

PLAKOOKEE: Cosmic Modules

PLAKOOKEE: Cosmic Modules

PLAKOOKEE: Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas

April 11, 2016

Paul Shortt, Bmore Art

"We want our work to be fun and colorful and while the space can be viewed all day long it really comes into it’s own at night. The light and the color jumps out into the street and mixes with everything else happening in that part of town."

Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings

Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings

"Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings" at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

April 1, 2016

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"More of a set of experiments than a fully articulated series, “The Smoke Drawings” comprises untitled paper works that the artist made using airbrush and candle smoke."

Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings

Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings

Hemphill Fine Arts Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings Reviewed

March 29, 2016

Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D., East City Art

"In 1972 Krebs won a Guggenheim Foundation grant to pursue his experimental light works. However the grant allowed him time to create a series of works on paper that aimed at expressing the atmospheric and ephemeral qualities of his light works. These are the Smoke Drawings now on exhibit."

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

One corrupt file = A colorful, brilliant exhibition

March 14, 2016

Bronwen Latimer, The Washington Post

"These are photographs, Caldwell insists, because they have all the elements of a modern photograph: light, time, a capturing tool, and a subject."

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Local Artist Conjures Distant Cultures To Examine Human Condition

March 1, 2016

Kate Oczypok, The Washington Diplomat

"The show includes intriguing, ethereal objects and tools of the trade for a high priestess."

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Digital Photography + Phantom Practices: Colby Caldwell Photo+Craft

March 1, 2016

Ali McGhee, Asheville Grit

"Colby Caldwell has been thinking about the place of the digital in photography for a long time. His most recent show, How to Survive Your Own Death, is currently up at Washington, D.C.'s Hemphill Gallery, and much of it revolves around one corrupt PICT file that Caldwell has been exploring for years."

PLAKOOKEE: Cosmic Modules

PLAKOOKEE: Cosmic Modules

"Cosmic Modules: Rachel Debuque & Justin Plakas as PLAKOOKEE" at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

February 26, 2016

Margaret Carrigan, Washington City Paper
 
"Drawn from the kitschy extraterrestrial realms of sci-fi B-movies, the installation features small-scale neon landscapes by D.C.-based artists Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas, who make up PLAKOOKEE."
Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Women’s artwork is never done

February 25, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Although Stout’s African heritage is central to her artistic vision, 'Tales of the Conjure Woman' also invokes the power of women’s traditional roles: maker, healer, counselor, seductress."

Colby Caldwell

Colby Caldwell

In the galleries: A photographer’s accident yielded artistic results

February 19, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Separating the large and small galleries at Hemphill Fine Arts is a room so tiny that it might be better called a niche. Sometimes it’s empty, but at the moment it holds a small 1999 print titled 'How to Survive Your Own Death (Whole).' Colby Caldwell made this array of random pixels, but not on purpose. It was an accident — one he has been exploiting for almost two decades."

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

'Reneé Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman' at the American University Museum, Reviewed

February 12, 2016

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"'Tales of the Conjure Woman,' a sprawling survey of new work by the artist, marries the rootworker’s art with modernism."

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

"Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death" at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

01/29/2016

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"The exhibit is split between Caldwell’s surveys—prints from his dives into the abstract depths of corrupted digital interference—alongside more traditional still-life photos. Together, these series tease out what it means to construct photos. One series is no more natural than the other."

Renée Stout: Wild World

Renée Stout: Wild World

In the galleries: D.C. artist summons the supernatural in the everyday

December 11, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The lights are low at Hemphill Fine Arts, as if in preparation for a seance. What sort of creature Renee Stout’s eerie 'Wild World' might summon from the darkness, though, is impossible to predict."

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."

this is light

this is light

In the galleries

November 13, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Neon tubes or LEDs illuminate most of the work in Carroll Square Gallery’s 'This Is Light,' a show of four East Coast artists, but the most intriguing piece features an old-fashioned slide projector."

William Christenberry

William Christenberry

William Christenberry

October 22, 2015

Anne Reeve, Art in America

this is light

this is light

Reviewed: 'This Is Light' at Carroll Square Gallery

October 5, 2015

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

Louis Jacobson addresses each work by artists Lisa Dillin, Esther Ruiz, Pamela Gwaltney, and Tommy Bobo featured in this is light

Renée Stout: Wild World

Renée Stout: Wild World

"Renée Stout: Wild World" at Hemphill Fine Arts

October 2, 2015

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"'Wild World,' the artist’s fifth solo show at Hemphill, envisions a steampunk universe that—bear with me—has nothing to do with Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, polished brass, or even Europe for that matter. Stout’s found a portal to a place that blends hoodoo and Santería with gadgets and gizmos.

Workingman Collective: SATELLITE

Workingman Collective: SATELLITE

‘Satellite,’ an artistic homage to a relic of a restless age

July 16, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The local collaborative-art group, whose core members are Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant, began constructing an oversize wooden model of Intelsat I in April. The sculpture will be on display in a vacant storefront at 17th and L streets NW until the end of the month, when it will literally disappear. Because the doors are too small to accommodate the mock satellite, the artists must disassemble it to remove it."

William Christenberry

William Christenberry

William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

July 3, 2015

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"Grace and rot are twinned in Christenberry’s photos."

William Christenberry

William Christenberry

Artist Spotlight: William Christenberry

June 21, 2015

Clarissa Wittenberg, District Journal

"This is not really an art review; this is a reverence, an adoration."

William Christenberry

William Christenberry

William Christenberry at Hemphill

June 12, 2015

Caroline Jones, Washington City Paper

"In his latest show at Hemphill, viewers will be able to see the South as its cities have evolved from quiet streets dotted with retro cars to major urban centers over the course of Christenberry’s career."

William Christenberry

William Christenberry

After a lifetime of capturing what was, Christenberry faces what is

June 11, 2015

Neely Tucker, The Washington Post

"The show features 26 pieces, from his iconic large-format photographs of fading Southern buildings to the smaller snapshots made with his legendary Kodak Brownie."

Alma Thomas: Thirteen Studies for Paintings

Alma Thomas: Thirteen Studies for Paintings

Alma Thomas is Given Pride of Place at the White House

April 17, 2015

Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Type

"The instantly recognizable work of Alma W. Thomas (1891-1978) graces the Old Family Dining Room at the White House." 

Linear Function

Linear Function

In the galleries: Line and function intersect

April 10, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The work in 'Linear Function,' a three-artist show at Carroll Square Gallery, is stronger on line than functionality."

Willem de Looper: Stained Paintings: 1964-1970

Willem de Looper: Stained Paintings: 1964-1970

In the galleries: A painter’s progress revealed

February 27, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The Hemphill Fine Arts show starts with two tentative works from 1964: The Dutch-bred D.C. painter (and onetime Phillips Collection curator) sketched acrylic pigment on the raw canvas for which Washington Color School innovators Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland were known. By 1967, de Looper was filling the frame, at least in the works on paper included here."

Steven Cushner

Steven Cushner

A painter steps back to look at the big picture

December 12, 2014

Maura Judkis, The Washington Post

"'I wanted to do a painting that I didn’t know how to do,' he says. He didn’t know how to paint big."

PHOTO/DIARY

PHOTO/DIARY

In the galleries

November 14, 2014

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Photos don’t merely document the world; they become part of it."

Alma Thomas: Thirteen Studies for Paintings

Alma Thomas: Thirteen Studies for Paintings

Piece of Work: Alma Thomas' "Untitled" at Hemphill Fine Arts

October 30, 2014

John Anderson, The Washington Post

"From a distance, the work appears to be nothing more than a sequence of paint splotches, varied in hue, in only a couple of discrete widths, arranged into haphazard columns across the paper: It’s Gene Davis meets Clyfford Still distilled into overgrown patches of color, like Seurat stipples on an American (read: McDonalds) diet."

Selections from the Dolly Langdon and Aldus H. Chapin Collection

Selections from the Dolly Langdon and Aldus H. Chapin Collection

In the Galleries: A Washington Color School reunion

July 12, 2014

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Made between 1958 and 1986, these 19 works constitute an impressive sampler of Washington color painting, although they include one by an artist who never lived in the District, Karl Stanley Benjamin, and one by a representational artist, Michael Clark (whose 'Lincoln Memorial' features bars of luminous color)."

Martin Kotler: Cityscapes

Martin Kotler: Cityscapes

Cityscapes: A Visit to Hemphill Gallery

June 2014

Dana Lehmer, American Society of Interior Designers Washington Metro

"Martin's landscapes of Washington, DC define the enigma of our ever-changing panorama. I encourage you to take the time to see Washington through this lens."

Martin Kotler: Cityscapes

Martin Kotler: Cityscapes

Galleries: ‘Cityscapes'

May 16, 2014

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The artist depicts everyday aspects of the city where he has worked for more than three decades, so more dramatic angles would be unseemly."

Real Beauty

Real Beauty

Genius or Gobbledygook? “Real Beauty” at Carroll Square Gallery

May 13, 2014

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"If you’re looking to reconcile representation and abstraction, as the exhibit appears to want to do, then Bisson’s bravura canvas is about as appropriate a bridge as can be imagined."

Paper Paradox: Material and Meaning

Paper Paradox: Material and Meaning

In the galleries

April 11, 2014

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Everything you need to know may be digitized these days, yet paper and books have a tactile appeal that can’t be replaced."

Marley Dawson: Statics and Dynamics

Marley Dawson: Statics and Dynamics

Galleries: Marley Dawson

February 28, 2014

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"What’s left for viewers who weren’t present for the big bang? In the case of Marley Dawson, the forensic evidence is a series of smudgy black circles or arcs burned into the white walls of Hemphill."

Paper Paradox: Material and Meaning

Paper Paradox: Material and Meaning

Reviewed: "Paper Paradox" at Carroll Square Gallery

February 10, 2014

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"The material for this exhibit is no Dunder-Mifflin overstock product; when the paper in “Paper Paradox” is handmade, even “flat” isn’t flat."

Marley Dawson: Statics and Dynamics

Marley Dawson: Statics and Dynamics

"Marley Dawson: Statics and Dynamics" at Hemphill, Reviewed

January 31, 2014

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"The fact that the 5-billion-year clock has been invented—and is doomed to obsolescence—makes it easy to see why Dawson, an Australian, seems so drawn to old-fashioned machines that are crafted by hand and designed to be experienced, even doted on, by the user."

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."

Raising Dust

Raising Dust

D.C. gallery shows: Carroll Square

August 10, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The five artists in 'Raising Dust,' at Carroll Square Gallery, all work with earth."

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."

Steven Cushner: The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993

Steven Cushner: The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993

‘Journeys’ to the intersection of mind and matter

January 31, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of George Hemphill’s gallery, Hemphill Fine Arts. And it’s been two decades since Steven Cushner stopped making rounded-edge canvases. Those two histories overlap in 'Steven Cushner: The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993,' a Hemphill show that doesn’t seem backward-gazing."

Steven Cushner: The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993

Steven Cushner: The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993

Steven Cushner at Hemphill Fine Arts

January 11, 2013

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"Twenty years later, Cushner’s work still needs time—but then, his paintings have always demanded first, second, and third looks from viewers."

Steven Cushner: The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993

Steven Cushner: The Shaped Paintings, 1991-1993

Interview with Steven Cushner by Cara Ober, with an Introduction by Dan Treado

January 10, 2013

Cara Ober, Bmore Art

"Examining the images for this exhibit I am struck by how au courant these twenty-year-old paintings feel, in an age where droves of young, Stockholder-influenced painters break the flat cube in all manner of ways."

Linling Lu: Lilac

Linling Lu: Lilac

Gallery exhibits feature lots of abstract ideas

December 13, 2012

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"However the paintings are organized, their most impressive aspects are their purity and precision."

Linling Lu: Lilac

Linling Lu: Lilac

“Linling Lu: Lilac” at Hemphill, reviewed

November 16, 2012

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"Washington has for too long grappled with the legacy of the city’s brief moment in the art world’s spotlight; why shouldn’t a recently arrived painter from Guizhou Province, China?"

William Christenberry: Assembled Memory

William Christenberry: Assembled Memory

Galleries: William Christenberry’s Southern roots show in ‘Assembled Memory’

October 4, 2012

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"William Christenberry has lived in Washington for more than 40 years, but he still regularly sifts the soil of his childhood home, rural Alabama. The South nurtures, inspires and probably terrifies him, as it has other noted artists and writers from the region."

William Christenberry: Assembled Memory

William Christenberry: Assembled Memory

Reviewed: William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts

September 12, 2012

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"Models of humble buildings covered in a layer of creamy white? Got ‘em. Ridiculously rusted road signs? Yep. Detailed images of KKK hoods? They’re here, too."

William Willis: Keeping It Alive & Steven Cushner: Works on Paper

William Willis: Keeping It Alive & Steven Cushner: Works on Paper

Galleries: William Willis & Steven Cushner

July 12, 2012

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Either way, the two men’s art is quite compatible. Both employ muted yet complex palettes and simple, even primal, forms."

William Willis: Keeping It Alive

William Willis: Keeping It Alive

VItamin A: William Willis' "Still Life With Grey"

June 21, 2012

John Anderson, Washington City Paper

"The large, jagged forms and muted, achromatic palettes of William Willis' current exhibition at Hemphill Fine Arts are what can be expected from the 70-year-old artist."

Space is the Place

Space is the Place

Reviewed: Mariah Anne Johnson and John Watson at Carroll Square Gallery

May 15, 2012

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"One wonders if the conceit behind Carroll Square Gallery’s 'Space Is the Place' is meant half-jokingly."

Washington Realism

Washington Realism

Reviewed: “Washington Realism” at Carroll Square Gallery

April 2, 2012

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"'Washington Realism' bills itself, accurately, as an exhibit in which the artists ignore the 'glitz and glam' of Washington’s political culture."

Colby Caldwell: gun shy

Colby Caldwell: gun shy

Colby Caldwell fuses traditional and digital with his art

March 30, 2012

Danielle O'Steen, The Washington Post

"Caldwell’s subject matter, as it turns out, is only the vehicle for his greater dialogue with the history of his medium. He questions what fits into the definition of photography. Does a scanned object count? Must photographers use a camera? Must prints offer a certain truth, in the spirit of a documentary?"

Franz Jantzen: Ostinato

Franz Jantzen: Ostinato

Galleries: Franz Jantzen’s ‘Ostinato’ at Hemphill Fine Arts

March 1, 2012

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"In the tradition of pre-digital photography, Jantzen sometimes considers ordinary things: a ragged storefront, a tree stump or his hand holding a book. But digital imagery, for Jantzen at least, leads to large and often architectural subjects."

Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-72

Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-72

Whirlwind tour through the District’s many painting exhibits

February 9, 2012

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"By the late 1960s, he was employing the techniques pioneered by Morris Louis (who died in 1962), using multiple washes of thin acrylic pigment to produce rich tints and billowing forms. Louis called one of his series 'Veils,' and 'Purple Veil' is among the four large de Looper canvases in Hemphill Fine Arts’ 'Paintings 1968-72.'"

Franz Jantzen: Ostinato

Franz Jantzen: Ostinato

"Franz Jantzen: Ostinato" at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

February 3, 2012

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"Franz Jantzen's aerial rites."

Robin Rose: THE BIG PAYBACK

Robin Rose: THE BIG PAYBACK

"Robin Rose: The Big Payback," Reviewed

November 25, 2011

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"The titles of his abstract paintings reference Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits, John McLaughlin, and others, all of them gods of rock, jazz, soul, or their fusions. With the paintings themselves, however, Rose is working more angularly, summoning—to my mind, anyway—deliberate art-punk acts like Slint, Shellac, and Fugazi."

Robin Rose: THE BIG PAYBACK

Robin Rose: THE BIG PAYBACK

Galleries: ‘The Big Payback’

November 24, 2011

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Circa 1979, Washington’s artists and punk rockers were spending a lot of time at each other’s places."

Workingman Collective: Prospects and Provisions

Workingman Collective: Prospects and Provisions

Workingman Collective

November 1, 2011

Anne Reeve, Art in America

"The artworks on display (all 2011) are invitations."

KABAKOV: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

KABAKOV: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

Ukrainian-born artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov like to think big

September 22, 2011

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The exhibition features pleasant drawings and simple messages, as well as a nook with a mattress where a child might curl up to nap, watched over by 3D illustrations mounted low on the wall."

Workingman Collective: Prospects and Provisions

Workingman Collective: Prospects and Provisions

Workingman Collective’s conceptual, outdoorsy art at Hemphill

July 7, 2011

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The congenial, if slightly odd, event was rendered a little stranger by its setting: an elegantly constructed cherry-wood picnic table with a built-in loop of elevated model-railroad track. A three-car G-scale train trundled a few feet above the lunchers’ heads, as Ashcraft and Winant discussed Heidegger, ideation, go-go music and a project they’re planning for Haitian orphanages."

Pattern: Three Generations of Shape and Color

Pattern: Three Generations of Shape and Color

Visual variations on a ‘Pattern’ at Carroll Square Gallery

June 30, 2011

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"'Pattern' addresses the link between ’60s abstraction and its present-day descendants by placing a 1967 work at the show’s center."

Anne Rowland

Anne Rowland

With ‘Landscapes,’ Anne Rowland gives imperfection a close-up

April 28, 2011

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Working primarily in western Loudoun County, not far from her childhood home in Great Falls, Rowland began by photographing simple rural scenes."

Anne Rowland

Anne Rowland

Anne Rowland at Hemphill Fine Arts

April 22, 2011

John Anderson, Washington City Paper

"The only trouble with Anne Rowland’s exhibit at Hemphill is that you may find yourself fighting between looking at her images and looking at how they were made."

Viewing Rm.

Viewing Rm.

"Viewing Rm." at Hemphill Fine Arts

February 4, 2011

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"The exhibit is variegated, but like any good combine painting (and those are included too) it coheres pretty well despite itself, as giants like Robert Rauschenberg mix with such local figures as Joseph Mills, Mingering Mike and Colby Caldwell."

Viewing Rm.

Viewing Rm.

Familiar favorites: Once more, with feeling

January 28, 2011

Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post

"Here hang big, striking works by Tom Downing and Jacob Kainen. Here, too, are precious works on paper by Al Jensen and Alma Thomas. That Eugene Atget picture of the taxidermist's vitrine? I'll take it."

Renée Stout: The House of Chance and Mischief

Renée Stout: The House of Chance and Mischief

Renee Stout explores a dream in 'The House of Chance and Mischief'

October 14, 2010

Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

"If it sounds like a straightforward, if slightly poetic, definition of the human subconscious, that's pretty much what it is. The architectural structure Stout refers to is a metaphor taken from an old, recurring dream of hers, in which the artist would find herself wandering through a familiar-looking house whose inner doors opened onto rooms she never knew existed."

Mary Early: Sculpture

Mary Early: Sculpture

Critics Pick: Mary Early

July, 2010

Kriston Capps, Artforum

"That Mary Early’s work qualifies as post-Minimalist is plain. By first building components and then balancing them against one another in roughly circular structures that have not been mapped out in advance, she largely allows early decisions in her process regarding the form of her pieces to dictate the final shapes of her assembled work."

Steve Cushner: New Paintings

Steve Cushner: New Paintings

Steven Cushner at Hemphill Fine Arts

April 23, 2010

Maura Judkis, Washington City Paper

"Unlike some of his predecessors, though, Cushner does not strive for flawlessness, and the drips and imperfections of his paintings make them more hospitable."

William Christenberry: Vintage Kodak Brownies

William Christenberry: Vintage Kodak Brownies

William Christenberry's Kodak Brownie snapshots capture reality of South

February 14, 2010

Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post

"In the photos at Hemphill, you can almost feel the moment when Christenberry, on yet another trip home, spots a church or a Coke sign or a car that interests him, squares it up in his Brownie and snaps a record of it."

William Christenberry: Vintage Kodak Brownies

William Christenberry: Vintage Kodak Brownies

William Christenberry at Hemphill Fine Arts

February 5, 2010

Louis Jacobson, Washington City Paper

"Is there any visual artist whose work is shown more often in Washington galleries than William Christenberry’s? Probably not, yet seeing his 13-image exhibit at Hemphill Fine Arts, one has to admit his work usually merits another look."

John Dreyfuss: Enigma

John Dreyfuss: Enigma

Galleries: Jessica Dawson on John Dreyfuss at Hemphill and Katzen Arts Center

September 25, 2009

Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post

"And so, thanks to Dreyfuss, the art world enters the theater of war."

John Dreyfuss: Enigma

John Dreyfuss: Enigma

John Dreyfuss' "Enigma" at the Katzen Arts Center

September 25, 2009

Maura Judkis, Washington City Paper

"John Dreyfuss’ latest installation, of a deconstructed submarine rising to the shallows, is deep."

Robin Rose: Cypher & Endeavor

Robin Rose: Cypher & Endeavor

Two Shows Reveal Different Sides of Robin Rose

April 24, 2009

Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

"'Cypher' is sly proof that you can teach an old dog new -- and, in this case, fascinating -- tricks."

Robin Rose: Cypher

Robin Rose: Cypher

Robin Rose Exhibit: The Story Behind the Artist

April 24, 2009

Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

"Robin Rose isn't just a painter. He's also a collector of modernist furniture, several examples of which appear throughout 'Robin Rose: Cypher': a dining room set, metal patio furniture, etc."

Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar

Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar

A Recording Artist, Making a Splash Without a Sound?

July 7, 2007

Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post

"'Mingering Mike' is the alias of a 56-year-old District man who, as a teen growing up in the late '60s and early '70s, imagined soul music stardom to the tune of 52 albums and twenty 45s. Each one of which he drew himself -- yes, drew -- in pen and ink on drugstore-bought construction paper. The records inside? Cardboard painted with grooves."