Zenith Gallery Presents


LUCENT MOMENTS- The Works of Emily Piccirillo
Show Dates:  May 29 - July 3, 2015


Friday, May 29, 4 - 8 PM & Saturday, May 30, 2 -6 PM

AT 1429 Iris St., NW, Washington, DC 20012-1409


Meet the Artist Receptions:

Friday, May 29, 4 - 8 PM & Saturday, May 30, 2 -6 PM

AT 1429 Iris St., NW, Washington, DC 20012-1409


Emily Piccirillo studied at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and New York University, and she is a recipient of the Franz and Virginia Bader award.  Emily paints photorealistic skyscapes on canvas panels tied within steel grids that stand off the wall.  This contrast of materials and their three-dimensional effect give the work a distinctive sculptural quality. 

The reverse side of the art is also painted with vivid tones that reflect back around the pieces and in the spaces among the panels.  Each work becomes a dialogue between actual light and the depiction of light on the canvas.  Also, the panels cast shadows, converging field with ground and enhancing the illusionism.  At times the paintings appear to float in space, like the clouds depicted drifting across them. 

Just as her work incorporates the fabricated and natural worlds, the vertical and the horizontal, Emily Piccirillo considers herself a hybrid.  She grew up in a rural setting and then moved to the city, and her work expresses this dynamic of experiences.  The images can be appreciated for their aesthetics, for the implied freedom and peace, the suggestion of endless expanse.  They also present a simple invitation to pause and breathe.


Where:  1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012         

Show Dates: May 29 - July 3, 2015
Opening Receptions: Friday, May 29, 4:00-8:00 PM, and Saturday, May 30, 2:00-6:00 PM
Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963,

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12-6 pm, all other times by appointment please call

Now celebrating 37 years in the nationís 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 also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.