Saturday, August 29, 2009

NKG on Facebook, plus upcoming exhibit

During the past few months, we here at the Nevin Kelly Gallery have made efforts to become a bigger presence in the interactive world of the web. Back in February, we joined Constant Contact for our email updates and created a group on Facebook as well. To follow up, we have now created a page, making it easier to keep you updated about what is happening at the gallery. To become a fan, click on the link below.

What’s to Come
In more exciting news, you will soon be receiving invites for Ellyn Weiss's upcoming solo exhibition, "Dark Matter: New Work in Tar." The show will run from September 17 – October 11 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, September 17, 6 to 9 pm. Here's a preview of the invite and a little snippet from the press release to get you better acquainted with the show.

"Weiss has discovered that tar is not the dull and uniformly black substance it first appears to be. It contains a range of subtle hues—rich browns, subtle grays and warm amber tones. She uses these colors to coax images from the tar. The images are not planned in advance, but reveal themselves as she works.They have an eerily organic quality to them, appearing to the artist like living things “swimming up from the primeval darkness.” They register with us at the most basic level of all, as if triggering a memory we carry in our DNA of the moment life began."

Saturday, August 08, 2009


I am sure you have been wondering what we have been doing at the gallery since the closing of “Stimulus.” Although we have kept busy tending to a few private functions, such as last week's NEST charity event, we are now in the midst of preparing for our next show (which is set to open on September 17). Previews to come soon.

In the meantime, here is an update on one of the local artist who participated in our last group show: Emily Greene Liddle will soon be having a solo exhibition at Aroma (Cleveland Park location). The show opens on Saturday, August 15, 2009 and runs through September 28, 2009.

As mentioned on her website, “working mainly with oil on canvas, Liddle uses classical academic technique to portray modern pop imagery. While her paintings initially appear light and playful, her subject matter plays on deeper themes of contrast and contradiction in form, function, and perception in modern Pop culture.”

In her series “Strange Fruit,” Liddle merges commonplace objects with luscious fruit and vegetables in order to sometimes create a visual oxymoron or a conceptual allusion to a certain word or idea. A selection of these works is currently on display at the gallery. Come on by for a sneak peek of what you can expect when you go to her upcoming show (and, of course, to take a look at the rest of the art that graces our walls)!

Security Blanket, 2009, oil on canvas, 48 x 36