Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Part II - Fourth Annual Attainable Art Goes Virtual

Here is another round of Attainable Art for your virtual shopping or browsing enjoyment. See below for Part I. If you see something you like or want to see more, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone (202-232-3464) or e-mail (info@nevinkellygallery.com).

Sondra Arkin, “Hover”, 2008, encaustic on panel, 6” x 6”, $250

Sondra Arkin, “Showers”, 2008, encaustic on paper on dibond, 12” x 16”, $650

Joan Belmar, “Kapoor’s”, 2007, mixed media, 15” x 12”, $650 (framed)

Mary Chiaramonte, “Desert Floor”, 2007, mixed media, 20” x 15”, $700

Mary Chiaramonte, “Tulsa”, 2008, mixed media, 20” x 15”, $900

Laurel Hausler, “Allan Gray”, 2008, digital print mounted under plexi-glass, 14” x 10”, $275

Ellyn Weiss, “Cellebration”, 2008, monoprint with chine collé and gouache on rice paper, 13” x 10”, $150 (unframed)

Ellyn Weiss, “Pure Nerves”, 2008, monoprint, 15” x 11”, $250 (unframed)

Wesley Wheeler, “In Dreams”, 2006, oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, $1500

Ming Yi Sung Zaleski, “Head of Dog”, 2007, yarn stuffed with batting, $200

Elzbieta Bocianowska, “Two Tree Trunks”, 2005, aquaforte/aquatint etching, 11” x 9”, $150 (framed)

M.P. Bocianowski, “Gil”, nd, aquaforte/aquatint etching, 7” x 6”, $125 (unframed)

Maciej Deja, “Nude”, 2000, mezzotint, 15” x 12”, $250 (unframed)

Jacek Lydzba, “Airplane”, 2006, watercolor on paper, 22” x 27”, $800 (framed)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fourth Annual Attainable Art Goes Virtual

For the past three years, Nevin Kelly Gallery has held a special “Attainable Art” holiday exhibition. Because we just moved and are still working on getting our new space organized, this year we are going virtual. So, if you are still checking off your holiday gift list, adding to your own wish list, or just window shopping, check out these little beauties. For most artists, we have more works available in the gallery that we would be happy to share with you. Happy virtual shopping!

Sondra Arkin, “Overlook”, 2005, oil pastel and acrylic on paper, 12” x 8”, $425 (mounted between plexi)

Joan Belmar, “The Telegraph”, 2007, mixed media on canvas (mylar, acrylic, plastic), 13” x 17”, $650 (framed)

Mary Chiaramonte, “Favorite”, 2007, mixed media, 20” x 15”, $700

Laurel Hausler, “Red Alice Box”, 2007, mixed media, 15” x 12” x 7”, $350

Ellyn Weiss, “Nerve Cells, Two Views”, 2008, monoprint with chine collé, 15” x 11”, $250

Wesley Wheeler, “West Across the River”, 2008, oil on canvas, 26” x 21”, $900

Elzbieta Bocianowska, “Landscape”, 1992, aquaforte/aquatint etching, 11” x 14”, $250 (framed)

M. P. Bocianowski, “Bird with Crescent Moon”, nd, aquaforte/aquatint etching, 12” x 10”, $225 (framed)

Maciej Deja, “Untitled Toes”, 1994, mezzotint, 15” x 15”, $300 (framed)

Lukasz Huculak, “Three Stools”, 2002, gouache on paper, 11” x 14”, $1100 (framed)

Jacek Lydzba, “Red Flags”, 2006, watercolor on paper, 14” x 20”, $800 (framed)

Mikolaj Kasprzyk, “Giotti's Angel”, 2008, oil on linen, 15” x 21”, $1500

Katarzyna Kmita-Pukocz, “Flowers and People”, 2003, pastel on paper, 19” x 18”, $650 (framed)

Malina Wieczorek, “Red Nude”, 2003, oil on canvas, 9” x 7”, $400 (framed)

If you see something you like or want to see more, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone (202-232-3464) or e-mail (info@nevinkellygallery.com).

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Welcome to the Nevin Kelly Gallery's new space in Columbia Heights (1400 Irving Street, NW, #132)! Please come in and pardon the mess; we still have a bit of unpacking to do.

Check out the shiny kitchen, all the better to serve you with at opening receptions.

Here is the first floor room with a view of the second level. Loving the high ceilings, perfect for hanging large paintings. Note our portable column…a little something familiar from U Street.

Let’s go upstairs. What a view! This will be a great spot for art.

And the best part…just wait…storage, storage, storage!

Join me on our next tour, when we will have art on the walls.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Ellyn Weiss’s Muse

I recently finished photographing a new body of work by Ellyn Weiss and wanted to share some of the images of her beautiful prints with you. Weiss often draws inspiration from the biological world, and this summer nerve cells served as her muse.

Ellyn Weiss, “Biological Agent”, 2008, monoprint, 15” x 11”

Ellyn Weiss, "Nerve Cells, Two Views", 2008, monoprint with chine collé, 15" x 11"

Once Ellyn selects a theme, she pursues it until her imagination plays out. She focuses on particular parts of images, enhancing and deconstructing them to create compositions of layered imagery that are suggestive of her original inspiration but never literal. She usually begins with one or more repeatable matrices (etched plates, woodblocks, or even Styrofoam blocks) to which she adds various elements of color, collage, and stenciling--often running a print through the press three to six times.

Ellyn Weiss, "Deconstructed Elements", 2008, monoprint, 22" x 28"

Although Ellyn served as the first General Counsel for the Union of Concerned Scientists from 1978 to 1988, it was not until a decade later that she became intrigued by the forms and colors of the human body's internal structures. At an exhibition in Baltimore, she was moved by the beauty, depth, and vibrancy she saw in photographic images of magnified cells by two Johns Hopkins scientists. She describes that exhibition as a pivotal experience, explaining that she was "overcome at the thought of this beauty twinned with functionality inside each of us."

Ellyn Weiss, "Cellebration", 2008, monoprint with gouche and chine collé on rice paper, 13" x 10"

Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about Ellyn Weiss’s work.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Winning Combinations

You can’t go wrong with art, chocolate, and holiday cheer. Here is a list of exhibitions and events that some of our gallery artists and friends are participating in over the holidays.

“Rapture, Ecstasy & Bliss”
at Biagio Fine Chocolate (1904 18th Street, NW)
December 5, 2008 - January 4, 2009*

Small works by Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar, Scott G. Brooks, Anna U. Davis, Tom Drymon, Mary Beth Ramsey, Kelly Towles, and Ellyn Weiss

*Complimentary Chocolate Tasting with Amedei of Italy, December 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
*Chocolate Tasting and Reception with the Artists, December 10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Holiday Show
at Long View Gallery (1302 9th Street, NW)
December 4, 2008 - January 4, 2009

Works by Scott G. Brooks,
Mary Chiaramonte, Billy Colbert, Anna U. Davis, Dana Elyn, Matt Seso, and Chris Stephens

Mid City Art Exhibit
at Art17, Coldwell Banker 
(1606 17th Street, NW)
December 5, 2008 - February 8, 2009

Works by Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar, Jody Bergstresser, Tanja Bos, Tom Drymon, Charlie Gaynor, Dwight Lissenden, Lucinda F. Murphy, Marina Reiter, Ronald Riley, and Richard Seigman

*Opening Reception, December 5, 6 - 9 pm

*Meet the Artists: December 6, 1 - 3 pm & December 7, 1 - 3 pm

Mid City Artists Fall Open Studios

December 6 & 7, 2008

Artist studios in the Dupont/Logan Circles area will be open for visitors with over 20 artists exhibiting. For more information and a map of participating studios, visit the Mid City Artists Web site.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Moving Day

Never fear, Nevin Kelly Gallery is still here! Monday the gallery moved to our new location in Columbia Heights. Although we will miss U Street and our wonderful neighbors, we are in a beautiful new space in the Highland Park complex at 14th and Irving Streets, NW. Columbia Heights is bustling, and we are excited to be part of the action.

We will need some time to get organized but are planning an open house for early next year to introduce everyone to the gallery’s new home. In the meantime, we are still around and happy to help with your holiday shopping needs. Our e-mail address (info@nevinkellygallery.com) and phone number (202-232-3464) are still the same. Stay tuned for updates on the new space, art, and other delights!