Great Moments in Art II
Works by Stephen Hansen
Show Dates: November 4 – December 10, 2016
Closing Reception: Saturday December 10, 2:00-5:00 pm
1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
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Figure and Dog in Front of the Sun: Miro New York Movie: Hopper Broadway Boogie Woogie: Mondrian
Back by popular demand, we are excited to present “Great Moments in Art, II”. For 38 years Zenith Gallery, has represented Stephen Hansen and his painted papier Mache sculptures. We think of it is our public service to provide humor relief when and where needed. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself an art connoisseur or someone who has never stepped foot into a gallery or museum, Stephen Hansen gets to the audience, and people love his work.
This show takes famous paintings by the masters and adds the Hansen touch. Stephen’s iconic comic figures are shown painting each great master’s work of art in each charming parody. In fact, Stephen not only creates the sculpture of his figure, engaging in the act of painting the masterpieces, he paints the copy of the painting each comic figure is creating. To be able to sculpt and paint with such talent and creativity and make you laugh, is a real gift and demonstrates extraordinary talent to boot! They say it is far harder to make people laugh than make them cry. Come here and you will laugh so hard you will cry!
Hansen’s work has been shown worldwide over the past 40 years. His pieces are in the collections of Embassies around the world, as well as to be found in many museums, commercial buildings, airports and government buildings. Amongst which includes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, here in Washington (and boy, do those folks really need a touch of humor!)
Now celebrating 38 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 0012. Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven-Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.