January 1-31, 2020
Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday January 3, 5-7pm
Free and open to the public Focus Gallery
At first glance, Jeanne Garant’s Mistis a simple graphic, long vertical bars of varying degrees of darkness. The “mist” is a translucent wash that oozes and drips over the top quarter of the painting. Taking a step back, however, and skyscrapers emerge. Side by side, in each other’s shadows. The simple geometry of the bars is made organic with the natural edge of the mist descending. It is lovely and clever, and transforms something cold and hard into something soft and peaceful.
Mistis just one of the many works that will be on exhibit in the show, “High Caliber”, a juried showcase of six artists chosen to represent the best of a wide-ranging collection of different styles and media. Artists Donna Lomangino (acrylic), Carol Waite (Sumi-e, Japanese brush painting), Michael Allison (acrylic), Jeanne Garant (oil and encaustic), Pat Loudis (Joomchi, Korean handmade textured and colored paper), and Rex Pace (acrylic) are included.
In the main gallery,we present new member works for January, including paintings, sculpture, metalwork, glass, wood, ceramics, and mixed media.
For more information about Gallery events, visit www.galleryunderground.org. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays.
GALLERY UNDERGROUND – An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery in the Crystal City Shops
2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Gallery Underground has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 reader survey. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists. Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents a new show from its talented members in many forms: paintings, sculpture, wood, glass and ceramic work, mixed media and photography. In addition to monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins and dance and musical performances.
This art gallery anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground. On First Fridays (first Friday of every month), it hosts an art reception free and open to all from 5-7pm, along with Crystal City’s Art Underground “First Friday” events where you can also jam at ArtJamz Underground, take a stroll along the Fotowalk, and catch a show at Synetic Theater. Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), and JBG Smith.