The Art Gallery at Stanford in Washington
The Art Gallery features exhibits that range from 3 to 6 months in length and showcase artists of all mediums. It is open to the public daily.
Visit the Gallery:
The sant building
2655 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
THE GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR INSTALLATION OF A NEW SHOW
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - SUNDAY: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Artists of Woodley Park presents a creative arena for 33 local artists, recognizing their exceptional work and celebrating unique musings, methods, and media. Stanford in Washington is pleased to sponsor Woodley Park’s second exhibition, the first in 2012. This diverse collection of paintings, photographic prints, drawings, sculptures, and digital artworks—both representative and abstract—robustly represents the neighborhood’s creative talents.
The voices of community members often unseen and unheard feature prominently in this exhibition. Every work presents different subjects and themes, many revealing a deep fascination with the human, urban, and natural landscapes of Woodley Park and the wider District. Local artists have called upon both the familiar and unknown, the noticed and overlooked—offering new ways in which to encounter this community.
Each work tells a complex and compelling narrative from the perspective of an individual artist, finding common identity in the neighborhood they call home. Gallery visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the range of human experience and its manifestations at a community scale.
Born in China at the onset of the Cultural Revolution, Xie painted his earliest newspaper work in 1998. Twenty years later, the artist’s focus on media and dialogue in China and the United States is distinctly relevant.
For more than 65 years, Jack Boul has been one of the premiere artists in the Washington area, employing his exceptional talents in painting, monotype, and sculpture to convey a deeply poetic sensibility. With restrained eloquence, his small-scale works capture timeless elements of our visible world. Landscape fascinates him, from the bucolic cow pastures of Maryland to the beachscapes of North Carolina. Yet, he is as attracted by the inherent poetry of a gritty cityscape as he is to the countryside. He depicts such prosaic urban sights as back alleys, water tanks, and elevated trains with the same subtlety he demonstrates when rendering the charm of a Parisian cafe or a Venetian salone. Boul's artistic interests extend from barnyards to barbershops, from wheelbarrows to watering cans.
“Hard Bargain Farm” explores the life of Alice Lescinska Lowe (1880-1951) and Henry Gardiner Ferguson (1882-1966), and their home at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Maryland, directly across the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The exhibit highlights many of Alice Ferguson’s paintings of Hard Bargain Farm, a passion she pursued throughout time on the farm. Alice Ferguson also developed an interest in amateur archeology and helped unearth artifacts of the Piscataway tribe and other original Native American settlements along the Potomac. The Alice Ferguson Foundation was established by Henry Ferguson in 1954 to memorialize Alice and her dedication to Hard Bargain Farm and the preservation of the environment around it.
Emma Webster graduated from Stanford Class of 2011 and has since become a prominent young artist on the east coast. The ten large-scale paintings in this exhibit revisit the adventures of her youth through abstracted representations of childhood memories using an exquisite palette of colors and the omnipresent figures of Emma, her sister Kate, and their doberman Ted.