Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand
Show dates: May 1 – August 17, 2019
1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
Open: Monday – Friday, 8 am-5 pm, Saturday, 8 am-4 pm
(On Saturday knock and a guard will let you in)
Working in an array of media, Nancy Frankel has found her niche in sculpture. She describes her work as “organic geometry,” where she combines her love for natural forms with architecture. This produces an exploration into the deeper meaning of the materials rather than on a surface level. “Space, either encapsulated or activated, and a sense of balance, precarious yet centered, are integral to my work.” Working since 1950s, Frankel has established her importance as a woman sculptor in the DC art scene.
From New Orleans, Anne Marchand has been surrounded by color her whole life. It is no coincidence that her paintings focus on the interplay of colors. Initially inspired by the Hubble telescope her paintings emulate the same energy from nebulae and galaxies. While the paint flows organically, Marchand has a geometric foundation to her paintings. “These works invite the visual vibration in the eye of the viewer, along with their sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination.” Anne Marchand has been a force in the DC art scene since the 1970’s. She currently has a traveling exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA, then onward to The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, then to Mary Harden Cultural Arts Center in Gadsden, AL.