PRESS RELEASE: Zenith Gallery Presents:
Gallery's 40th Anniversary
1429 Iris St. NW, Washington, DC 20012-1409
Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, February 14, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk and Reception: Saturday, February 17, 2-6 pm
More Talks to be Announced
Featuring Artists: F. Lennox Campello, Suzanne Codi, Chas Colburn, Lea Craigie-Marshall,
Eric Ehlenberger, Connie Fleres, Margery E. Goldberg, Philip Hazard, Nancy Nesvet,
Alison Sigethy, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Mary Voytek, Michael Young
Zenith Gallery’s 70s-90s shows often featured neon artists. To celebrate its 40th anniversary year, Zenith brings back the work of those artists and new ones using varied forms of light technology and mixed media in their work. New technologies added to older ones present the best in artwork featuring artificial light at Zenith’s new show, Light Up Your heArt.
Reaching global heights, neon launched within cities especially in Times Square and Las Vegas as signage. In more recent times, there was a resurgence of neon and light art that propelled artists to incorporate or use neon as the main medium in their works. Since the enhancement of technology, this has created a new frontier within the medium, encouraged by the development with LED lights and video.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Zenith Gallery and to celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a series of exhibitions at our two locations; the 1111 sculpture space in Downtown DC and the Iris Street gallery off upper 16th street in the Shepherd Park Neighborhood. Downtown will host a retrospective of the three different locations of Zenith while, Iris St will host exhibits of artists that have been represented by Zenith gallery for decades and others we have recently are thrilled to be representing now. Zenith Gallery continues to be dedicated to finding the unusual and the extremely well-done art over our 40-year history. We like our arts and crafts unique, with our art well crafted and our craft well art’ed!
Thank you to the thousands of Zenith’s patrons over the last forty years. It’s been a great ride. Thanks to you, it’s still going strong. We hope to see you at all of Zenith’s upcoming, exciting events and exhibitions.