First Friday ft. Jeff Hensley, Sarah Jamison, and Anne C. Smith

Event Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Included Items: 
$8 Suggested Donation.
Hillyer presents three solo exhibitions opening on March’s First Friday, featuring new work by local artists Sarah Jamison, Anne C. Smith, and Jeff Hensley. Smith’s To Bend/To Fold is an exhibit of new drawings and sculpture that challenge the first glance; silvery, graphite lines are inscribed into a dense and velvety ground of charcoal–line by line, building luminous structures that fit just inside the boundaries of their environment. The graphite images appear and disappear, changing with the reflection of light.  Jamison’s colored pencil series, Ubiquitous, investigates the constant feed of images and data through digital devices, juxtaposing the traditional fine art media against pop culture imagery. Hensley’s Indexical/Aura uses traditional burnishing techniques to create works that interact with the existing architecture of the gallery, artificial lighting, and the intervention of objects and paintings to create a situation for a drawing to occur. Guests can meet the artists at the reception on Friday, March 2nd from 6-9pm, during Dupont Circle’s First Friday Gallery Walk, sponsored by La Prima Catering. 
IA&A at Hillyer is a contemporary gallery dedicated to serving the public with quality exhibitions and programming. Established in April 2006, Hillyer is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally.  IA&A’s services include a Traveling Exhibition Service, the IA&A at Hillyer gallery, Cultural Exchange Programs, a Design Studio, and Membership Services for artists, cultural institutions and the arts-interested public. 
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