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Archives 2003



"Barrel of Fun"


"Musings"
by Robert Jackson

 

December 5, 2003 - January 31, 2004

"On the surface, I paint still life in a realist tradition, taking commonplace items of everyday life and immortalizing them on canvas. I find beauty in things as they are, with all of their flaws and imperfections, and allow the viewer to encounter the same in my carefully constructed compositions. Beneath the surface though, you'll be invited to explore my spiritual longing for something more in life, contrasted with my ironic sense of humor." - Robert C. Jackson

 

 



"Energy and Ecstasy"
by Esther Wertheimer

October 16 - December 1, 2003 @ Zenith

Opening: Thursday, October 16th, 6-9pm and Friday the 17th, 6-9pm

Canadian bronze sculptor, Esther Wertheimer creates sculpture that represents the joy to be found in the most primal of relationships.  Her sculptures embody the pure exuberance of life.

 

 

 


"Fabulous Elsewhere"


"Spirits of Xi'an"

by Renee duRocher

 

October 16th -December 1st, 2003

After journeying to the famous site of the unearthed terra cotta soldiers near Xi'an, China, French Canadian artist duRocher explores the theme of survival of inspiring ideas -- the enduring nature of knowledge and high ideals and how they transmitted over centuries through humanity, both living and dead.

 

 


"El Bateador"


"Sculptures"

by Beatriz Blanco


October 15-November 4, 2003
at
The Embassy of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th Street, NW Washington,

 

 

 


"Gate"


"The Playground Series"

by Anne Marchand

 

September 5- October 11, 2003

 



"Harmony's Realm of Light" and
"Vicious Circles of Infinity"

by Lucartha Kohler

September 5 - October 13, 2003, @ Zenith

Opening: Friday October 5: 6 - 9pm

 

 

 


"Who Me?"
by Sharon Ziegenhagen

2nd Annual
"The Dog Days of Summer
(And Cats, Too)"

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901 "E" St.
NW Washington, DC

(entrance on 9th)
Monday -Friday: 9am- 6pm
Sat: 12-6pm

 

August 6 - October 31, 2003

 


"Indigo"
by Gloria Cesal

"Zenith Years 1990 - 2003"
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25th Anniversary 2nd Group Show

Featuring:
Gloria Cesal, Renee duRocher, Robert Jackson , Zachary Oxman, CMDupre , Wayne Trapp, Joanne Williams, Elizabeth Raphael

 

 

July 31 - September 1, 2003

 


"Ambivalence"

"We Who Laugh Last..."
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by Stephen Hansen
Paper Mache Sculpture

For 25 years, Zenith Gallery has lovingly represented artist Stephen Hansen in ten one-man shows. He is best known for his work in the unusual medium of paper mache. Why paper mache? According to Stephen, “Compared to other materials, it requires relatively little investment of time and money to create something large enough to be difficult to ignore. Also...it is difficult to be pretentious, the most common pitfall of contemporary art, in a material so inherently silly.” Hansen calls his work “distilled observations of the world around [him].”

Known for his wit and humor, Hansen’s show offers another colorful twist on life, love, and paper mache. He pokes fun at lawyers, politicians, pet owners, and the average guy on the street. Stephen Hansen is Zenith’s public service to the Washington community; we all need a good laugh to get through these times.


June 19 - July 28, 2003

 


"Diamond Cover"

Taking It To The Streets _______________________________
Hand Painted Manhole Cover Rubbings by
Kim Christiansen

Americana of the streets.  A gritty beauty born of the industrial revolution, American gumption, and the progress of a developing nation.  Asphalt and tire treads. As real as it gets. Christiansen's art fulfills one of the true definitions of art; it changes the viewer's perception of the world around him. After never taking notice of manholy covers before, those who see Christiansen's work say they will never not notice them again.

May 21 - July 20, 2003

 



"Bonnieux"

Near & Far
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Recent Landscape Paintings by
Bradley Stevens

"Art has the ability to transcend reality and transport us to other places—-remembered or imagined. During these troubled times, it is this transcendent quality that reminds us just how relevant and imperative art is to life.

These paintings are visual footprints of my travels over the past few years. Although the landscape varies from the gentle hillsides of Provence to the vast and rugged terrain of the American West, there is a commonality amidst the diversity. It is simply the beauty of nature that humbles, sustains and reminds us just how good it is to be alive."

 --Bradley Stevens

May 16 - June 16, 2003

 


"The Frieze"

A Thousand Plateaux
series: Peach Orchard and Wall
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New Oil Paintings by
CM Dupre

"A Thousand Plateaux" works at and beyond the limits of representational form in topographical interchange. Roving book-like and film-like into historic modes and linguistic paraphernalia, Plateaux assembles episodic variables in global circulation. Found in "the between" of vignettes of a rescripted past, in painting's guises, varying signs and figures, are the fluctuating frames of reference. Access and interpretation join in a reconstructive performance where the slippage of meaning shown by the quasi-narrator in "The Frieze" comments on the world-as-usual--over cataloged as "identities" and "realities" -- in a jubilant but "coded" masquerade."

  --CMDupre

April 11 - May 11, 2003

 


John Aaron & "Tribute to Columbia"

John Aaron's


Beware the Ides of March

The Pantheon of Scoundrels

Portraits in porcelain of American Business and political figures of the 21st century

 

March 15 - April 30th, 2003

 


"Tree of Life"
by Carol Newmyer

The Formative Years
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Featured Artists:

Margery E. Goldberg
Stephen Hansen
Susan Klebanoff
Carol Newmyer

Guenther Riess
Soledad Salame
Sica
Ellen Sinel


March 8 - April 7, 2003

 


"Selfbound 2 Greg"

Zenith and Cambridge present the

Craig Kraft Retrospective
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At 901 "E" Street

A 10-year retrospective of neon sculpture by nationally known artist, Craig Kraft, will illuminate 901 "E" Street's expansive lobby.  Mr. Kraft pioneering techniques in neon-encased body casts create a hyper-real, halographic affect, unduplicated in the art world.  His work adorns numerous public and private buildings around the country. He also continues to teach to a new generation of light artists.

February 5 - April 13, 2003

 


"Joie de Vivre"

by Philip Hazard

"Here We Glow Again"
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Still Glowing After All These Years


Featured Artists:

Eric Ehlenberger
Joan Glase
Margery E. Goldberg
Philip Hazard
Ed Kehm
Craig Kraft

Quentin B. Moseley
Michael Rocco Pinciotti
Candice Watkins
Michael Young
Marty King
Lili Lakich
Erwin Timmers

January 15 - March 2, 2003

 


"White House Ruins"
by David Glick

Zenith Gallery and Cambridge presents

Contrasting Views of Nature
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Featured Artists:

Carol Dupre
David Glick
Barbara Kerne
Davis Morton
Ellen Sinel
Bradley Stevens

November 14, 2002 - January 30, 2003

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