May 3, 2012 through July 15, 2012
The Stanford in Washington Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Woodley Park Community Association, is please to announce the opening of Artists of Woodley Park. For the first time, a collection of artists in the Woodley Park neighborhood has come together to display their work. A vibrant residential and commercial community in northwest Washington D.C., Woodley Park possesses a rich cultural history dating back over a century. Stanford in Washington, located in the heart of the historic district, will be showing contemporary examples of the creativity that has characterized the area since the 1880s.
Artists of Woodley Park features pieces from both amateurs and professionals. Amont the media enhibited will be jewelry, pottery, photography, glasswork, charcoal drawings, prints, and paintings.
For additional information on Woodley Park, please visit the Woodley Park Community Association's website at http://www.wpcaonline.org
October 25, 2011 through March 18, 2012
The exhibition was developed to coincide with the National Portrait Gallery’s “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories,” curated by Wanda Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University. Insight and Identity featured the work of contemporary artists from the United States, Australia, and Germany who use Stein’s texts to create new forms and extensions that challenge traditional modes and structures. In doing so, the artists honor the persona and spirit of Stein, joining her in the search for twenty-first century interpretations of the important literary works she authored. The exhibition also contained the Gertrude Stein works that inspired the artists. These included first editions ranging from 1909 through 1939, as well as later reimaginings of the original books.
Using Stein’s Composition as Explanation as a primary source, Suzanne Bellamy’s Woolf/Stein Series in mixed media on paper creates a visual dialogue between images and text by two authors: Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf. Katrina Rodabaugh’s The Dresses/Objects Project prints Stein’s poetry from Tender Buttons, on to recycled fabric that is then designed into period clothing. Sally Schuh worked with a typewriter to produce her portfolio Typewritten, containing works on paper using text as image to investigate visual interpretations of written and spoken language. Terry Berlier’s mixed media sound sculpture Human Tuning Fork #4 uses repetition by projecting endless loops of Stein’s mantra-like text in various languages.
Laura Davidson’s miniature tribute to Stein, Tender Buttons, Tenderly features text from the original work. Anne Büssow’s A Whole - Ein Ganzes is a hand printed and bound book featuring handset texts from The Making of Americans in English and German, with 33 color woodcuts. Gisela Zuchner-Mogall, a German-born artist living in Australia, hand-copied the entire The Making of Americans on to multi-layered pages of text, fifty of which are displayed in the exhibition. Also included are illustrations by Tom Hachtman for a new children’s book Gertrude and Alice and Fritz and Tom by Hans Gallas. Inspired by the artists, writers and Parisian cityscape that dominate Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Hachtman’s drawings and Gallas’ prose introduce Gertrude and Alice to a whole new audience.
Insight and Identity was co-curated by Dyana Curreri-Ermatinger, Director of the International Art Museum (San Francisco) and Hans Gallas, collector, writer, and contributor to many seminal Stein exhibitions.
June 2, 2011 through September 5, 2011
Born in Guangdong in 1966, Xiaoze Xie graduated from Tsinghua University and the Central Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing before moving to the United States. As a realist painter by vocation, Xie initially found a way to showcase his interest in Chinese history and current world events by focusing on the materials stored in archives and library stacks. Admitted to areas normally restricted to the general public, Xie was inspired by a number of sources including monochromatic bindings, pages characteristic of traditional Chinese books, and high-contrast photographs found in contemporary newspapers and magazines. Organized by Chambers Fine Art Gallery in New York, Layers refers to both the stacks of Chinese books and newspapers depicted in the paintings and the historical dimension of the events partially visible in many of the works.
Xiaoze Xie is the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor in Art, Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University.
Click here for photos from our June 2, 2011 opening.
January 25, 2011 through May 2, 2011
In 2004, THIS for Diplomats, formerly The Hospitality and Information Service, launched the Festival des Artistes to showcase the extraordinary talent of the Washington diplomatic community. The Ambassador from Haiti, H.E. Raymond Joseph and his wife Lola Poisson hosted the first one-day exhibit at their residence. Extended exhibitions followed in 2006 and 2008. The Stanford in Washington Art Gallery is pleased to collaborate with THIS to share the work of diplomatic artists from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Djibouti, France, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Malaysia, Peru, Switzerland, and the Ukraine. The Festival des Artistes reflects the many ways in which art connects those from around the world and builds international understanding.
September 20, 2010 through January 10, 2011
Collisions Between Historical Visions is an exhibition of work−including painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking (digital and traditional)−created by Stanford University Art and Art History Professor Enrique Chagoya. By juxtaposing secular, popular, and religious symbols from various places and periods−including pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography, ethnic stereotypes, ideological propaganda, and American popular culture−Chagoya’s art frequently addresses cultural clashes over both space and time.
June 8, 2010 through July 20, 2010
In His Own Words is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, curated in collaboration with John C. Hammerback, Ph.D., of the University of Washington. The exhibit features over 30 photographs paired with excerpts from Chavez's dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings. In His Own Words documents the full course of Chavez's remarkable career and examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to work tirelessly to improve the lives of American farm workers.
March 19, 2010 through May 24, 2010
This exhibition of photography by Ariane Kirtley depicts the search for water, the happiness of the rainy season, and the lasting security of the creation of boreholes to supply clean water to the people living in the Azawak region of Mali and Niger. Two nomadic ethnic groups are featured: the Tuareg and the Wodaabe Fulani, who move constantly in search of water in the Azawak. Through her non-profit organization, Amman Imman: Water is Life, Ms. Kirtley has been able to serve the people of the Azawak, who over the years have become her community. The exhibit ties in the new aspects of life in the Azawak - the availability of clean and reliable access to water for both people and animals - to traditional ways of nomadic life in the region.
This thoughtful exhibit, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, includes illustrations from six of Mr. Macaulay’s most famous books. The Caldecott Medal-winning artist is perhaps bext known for his book, The Way Things Work, which is heavily featured in this exhibit. Mr. Macaulay’s artwork is engaging for audiences of all ages. We strongly encourage families to visit this exhibit with an eye toward learning a bit more about how the modern conveniences we take for granted work.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts graciously loaned us a substantial number of original collage and lithographs by Eric Carle. The exhibit centered on collage illustrations from many of Carle’s books and was widely attended by children and parents alike. A carpeted reading area was installed in the gallery so that children could get their hands on the books themselves and engage with the artwork, as well as the stories. For photographs and a review of the exhibit, visit The Examiner.
Sid Chafetz, a renowned printmaker from Columbus, Ohio, assembled a retrospective of his life’s work centering primarily on political pieces. His wood etchings and lithographs spanned wars and political squabbles from the days of the Holocaust to recent judicial appointments. For a look back at some of his most well known pieces, visit the Sherrie Gallerie.
This exhibit, of nearly 100 of Pulitzer Prize winner Pat Oliphant’s cartoons and sculptures, put our gallery on the map. The artwork, which focused on the Bush administration, was perfectly timed for the conclusion of that administration’s second term and the ramp up to the 2008 election campaign. Mr. Oliphant’s sculpture lent an air or seriousness amid the plethora of cartoons and caricatures. We were honored to have the exhibition of Mr. Oliphant’s artwork and our gallery featured in the print edition of Politico.
In our second exhibit, we featured photographs by Rip Smith, from West Virginia. The artwork, some of which can be viewed on Mr. Smith’s website highlighted architectural and pastoral images of places in and around Washington.
In keeping with our Stanford roots, the first exhibit in the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery featured posters from the first and second world wars. These posters, which highlighted for different divisions of the armed forces, boldly asserted the gallery’s presence in the neighborhood.