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ZENITH GALLERY PRESENTS:
Material Madness- Re-Utilize, Re-Invent and Re-Create
Introducing New Artists to Zenith Gallery
At 1429 Iris St., NW Washington, DC 20012-1409
Opening Reception to Meet the Artists: Saturday September 13th, 2pm - 6pm
Show Dates: September 13 – October 25, 2014
Open, Friday and Saturday 12-6pm, Daily by Appointment: please call-202-783-2963
Artists: Patrick Collins, Gavin Sewell, Jennifer Wagner
Patrick Collins: Is both an accomplished musician and painter. He has studied music and art in Madrid, Paris, and Manhattan, and lived in Vietnam, Greece, Yugoslavia, England, France and Spain. Collins has been engaged with the arts since the age of nine, actively pursuing music, theater and the visual arts.
There is no conclusion just the illusion of resolution, it’s really the simplification
of fusion in its organic state, you can watch and it will reveal in the abstract a secret.
makes intricate, thoughtful mixed media
artworks emphasizing narrative and
sensuality. His novelistic storytelling
and intuitive abstract painting fuse
into wall-sculptures layered with
photographs, paint, and found objects
applied in diverse ways. From patterns
observed in a few select components at
the beginning of my process, he
interweaves layer on layer, adding
elements strategically, or intuitively,
to reach a dynamic confrontation of
intellect and mood.
Jennifer Wagner: Wagner owns and operates Jen Wagner Mosaics, and is well known for creating large-scale community murals, private commissions and gallery work. Her mosaics can be found in private residences, community organizations, schools, restaurants and salons across the region. Some of her most notable installations are at Ava’s Restaurant in St. Michaels, Cannery Way in Cambridge and Easton Market Square. She completed multiple public art installations in the summer of 2012. She also teaches bi-weekly classes at the Academy Art Museum. In 2008, Wagner received the Beautification Award from Cambridge, Maryland. In 2009, What’s Up? Eastern Shore magazine she was named One of the Top 12 People to Watch and in 2010’s What’s Up? Eastern Shore, readers voted her Gallery 26 “Most Unique Gifts.” In 2011, Wagner was named “Best Artist on the Upper Shore” by Maryland Life magazine. Jennifer will be doing a large commission for the new Brookland Middle School in Ward 5.
Where: 1429 Iris
St., NW Washington, DC 20012-1409
When: Saturday, September 13th, 2 pm – 6 pm
Show Dates: September 13th – October 25th, 2014
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12-6 pm any other times by appointment
Celebrating 36 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject. The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012. Zenith curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004