Friday, May 30, 2008

Last Chance!

Please stop by the gallery and see Gretchen Feldman's exhibition "stitches in time, etc." before it closes THIS Sunday, June 1, 2008. Don't miss the opportunity to see Gretchen's new paintings, which mark both a forward progression in her development as an abstract watercolorist and a return to her roots as a textile conservator. We are open until 8pm tonight and Saturday, and until 6pm on Sunday.

For more information on the artist, please visit:

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Works from Poland

Mikolaj Kasprzyk / Morning / 2008 / oil on linen / 15 x 21 in

Nevin just returned from a quick trip to Poland and brought back an eclectic group of visual delights, including paintings by Mikolaj Kasprzyk and Jacek Lydzba , as well as etchings by M.P. and Elzbieta Bocianowski. These new works, as well as other NKG gallery artists, will be on view at the gallery in the near future. Please stop by to see them when you get the chance.

Here is a sneak peek of the new Polish works:

M.P. Bocianowski / Zimorodek / nd / etching / 7 x 5.5 in (paper)

Jacek Lydzba, Pink Room, 2007, watercolor on paper, 14 x 20 in.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

"stitches in time, etc." opens with much fanfare

Thanks to all of you who came out for the opening of Gretchen Feldman's "stitches in time, etc." last Saturday night! We had a full house and were very pleased with the turnout. If you haven't had the chance to see the exhibition, please stop by before June 1st.

To view candid photographs of the opening, please click here.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Opening Thursday: "stitches in time, etc."

New abstract watercolors by Gretchen Feldman.

Please join us for the opening reception of “stitches in time, etc.” on Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 5:30 – 8:30pm. The artist will be present. Public parking is available in the garage at 14th and U Streets.

Chinese Checkers / 2007 / Watercolor on Paper / 30’’ x 22’’

We are honored to have Gretchen Feldman show her new works at our gallery beginning this week. The paintings, which combine transparent watercolor with thick, multi-layered opaque colors, mark both a forward progression as an abstract watercolorist and a return to the artist’s prior career as a textile conservator. Many of the works in “stitches in time, etc.” are influenced by the common titles of traditional American quilts, such as Baby Blocks, Queen’s Puzzle and Chinese Checkers (pictured above). Others (the “etc.” part of the exhibition title) are inspired by microscopic imagery. In a sense, “stitches in time, etc.” contrasts the biotechnological explosion of the 21st century with the more functional creations (quilts) of 19th-century rural America.

As an abstract artist, Feldman balances shape, form and powerful color to capture a sense of the intangible. She draws on the past for inspiration, acknowledges the present and looks to the future. Her pieces serve both as a form of her own creative expression and as a catalyst for inquiry, inviting us to ask questions, seek answers and create a bridge between viewer and artist.