HEMPHILL Fine Arts has announced that after 15 years on 14th Street, they are moving the gallery to 434 K Street NW. HEMPHILL Fine Arts’ final day at 1515 14th Street NW was December 9, 2019. In January 2020, HEMPHILL Artworks LLC will begin operation at 434 K Street NW, branding as HEMPHILL.
During the remainder of December, they will fine tune systems, put the finishing touches on interior design, and welcome visitors by appointment to see the new gallery space. In early 2020, they open to the public with an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Linling Lu. The Lu show follows her move into an expanded studio space in a historic Baltimore factory and a year of producing large-scale commissions. Lu has created an exhibition tailored to the new gallery space.
The second exhibition will feature Lou Stovall’s silkscreen posters from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Stovall show will be a deep dive into the history of the protest, jazz, and theater culture of Washington, DC. These posters are artifacts from a volatile and vibrant period in the city’s history.