Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
1429 Iris Street, NW20012 Washington , DC
District Of Columbia
Elizabeth Ashe, Leda Black, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Jessica Damen, Elissa Farrow-Savos,
Susan Freda, Julie Girardini, Carolyn Goodridge, Joan Konkel, Nancy Nesvet,
Katharine Owens, Suzy Scarborough, and Sica
Show Dates: Through November 25, 2017
Artist's Talk: Saturday, November 18, 2:00-6:00 PM Talk will begin at 3:00
WITH: Elizabeth Ashe, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Jessica Damen, Carolyn Goodridge,
Joan Konkel, Nancy Nesvet, and Katharine Owens
Where: 1429 Iris Street NW, Washington DC 20012 MAP
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6 PM ~ Any other times by appointment, please call 202-783-2963
We are proud to present ARTISTS FEMINA, an exhibition celebrating women in the arts. Throughout the history of art women have all too often been excluded from art schools, events, and exhibitions, with only their bodies as subject matter allowed. Rising from the male gaze but still inflicted by it women have infiltrated the arts at local, national and international levels. Today we reflect on the impact that female artists from Washington DC and beyond have made on the contemporary art scene. As owner, founder and director of Zenith Gallery, Margery Goldberg has been breaking down barriers in the arts most of her life. From operating the first all-female wood shop in the 1970's, to creating one of the longest running galleries in Washington DC, Ms. Goldberg has been an inspiration to female and male artists alike, and now feels compelled to highlight those who have continued the path that she has helped forge.
Elizabeth Ashe is a new addition to our gallery artists. Her sculptures and paintings highlight the drawn-to and repelled-from-danger safety dynamic in relationships and landscapes. Leda Black's Fringe Series sublimely blends and bleeds nature and color, with definite elements rhyming with the indefinite. Another newcomer to Zenith Gallery,
Lea Craigie-Marshall not only experiments with a multitude of different mediums, but also plays with varied subjects from current political events to obscure natural images. Jessica Damen uses classical techniques and influences in her modern take of current socio-political issues. Elissa Farrow-Savos reflects a sense of womanhood through her mixed media sculptures that provokes feminine emotions with their titles. Susan Freda weaves fine metal wire to create airy, kinetic and organic-looking dresses. Julie Girardini incorporates her science background to create steel and glass marvels unlike any other sculptures around. Carolyn Goodridge, a founder of Art Impact USA, creates organic and spatially beautiful blooms using encaustic and glass that impart a soothing feel. Joan Konkel intricately places painted metal mesh onto playfully colorful canvas in a technique she developed, creating multi-dimensional wall art that invites the viewer into her pieces. Prominent writer and journalist Nancy Nesvet gives the environment a voice in her troubling yet beautiful arctic landscape paintings. Katharine Owens wields her scissors with precision in meticulously designed paper collages. NY based veteran artist SICA constructs her own metallic paper in abstract and symbolic designs in both sculpture and paintings. Suzy Scarborough's work is layers of collage and acrylic masterfully done with a global view, delicious style, wit and great crafts-womanship.
Together, these women artists represent their powerful journeys and exquisite talent through their art, ranging from subjects about women, to nature, to the abstract, making their very own contributions to women in the arts.