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Zenith Gallery Presents
 

Voyages on Earth and in Space

Works by Ken & Julie Girardini

 

Show Dates:  November 5 – 28, 2015

Meet the Artists Reception: Thursday, November 5, 4:00- 8:00 PM

 

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

 

            

        

                              Cherry Blossoms                         Lagrange Point II by         Global Goddess by          Rebuilding Democracy     

                           by Julie Girardini                             Ken Girardini                   Julie Girardini                   by Ken Girardini       


                     

For the past two decades husband and wife design team, Ken & Julie Girardini, have been manipulating metals to their utmost imaginable limits, and continue to produce works that simply amaze! While the Girardini’s similarly work primarily in steel and aluminum they both have their own identity when selecting what comes next. 

Ken takes a more photographic and painterly approach using the metals as a canvas. Intriguing imagery and the illusion of space are his objectives in the creations of his photo-panel works. His latest body of work, influenced from his time at NASA, centers around the subject of space exploration.

Julie takes a more sculptural direction, shaping the metals into such symbolic objects as; boats, houses, nest and pods. She says of her work, “…these forms hold the essence of where we are coming from and our history, but at the same time are all vessels of new beginnings”.

Feeling strongly that “objects that people interact with daily need to be well designed and functional in addition to being beautiful”, the Girardini design team also designs functional home décor and furniture. 

The Girardini’s have shown their work at American Craft Council shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco; at the Washington Fine Craft Show since 1994, and at the craft and fine art shows in St. Louis, Philadelphia and beyond. The Girardini’s pieces have also been exhibited in galleries and collections including American Embassy in Canada and the International Craft Collection.

                                                    

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

Exhibit on Display: November 5 - 28, 2015

Meet the Artist Reception: Thursday, November 5, 4:00-8:00 PM
Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963, margery@zenithgallery.com
NEW Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12-6 pm, all other times by appointment please call

 

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