Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman is a beautiful reminder of how we can use language to create art.

Sharon Hughes Gautier

It is with a heavy heart that the ARCH Family announces the death of one of its founders. Sharon Hughes Gautier who died on  January 7th after a short, but devastating illness. Sharon was not only one of the original staff but also the one who inspired the development of ARCH Training Center and ARCH Family Services which over 25 years provided more than 11,000 DC individuals and families with job training, education and social services. 

Sharon was also the originator and funder of the Honfleur Gallery “East of the River Distinguished Artist Award” which annually recognizes a living East of the Anacostia River artist for creative excellence as well as for having significant impact on the cultural landscape of Washington, DC.


Dwayne Eugene Martin’s “Rise”

Dwayne Martin’s Rise

Contact Jess Randolph for a Socially Distanced Tour
jess@thedchive.com

 

Enslaved

2019-2020

72 x72 in.

Enamel, oil, acrylic, oil stick

$4500

 

 

Black Man

2018

40” x40”  

spray paint, acrylic

$3000

 

 

Little Bit of Happiness

 $6000

 

It Hurts

2018-2019

72 x72 in.

Enamel, acrylic, oil, latex

$6000

 

 

For Our Sins

2018-2019

60 x 60 in.

Enamel, acrylic

$4000

 

 

Living To Die

2020

60 x 72 in.

Enamel, latex, acrylic

$4000

 

 

Hopelessness

2018 

40 x40 in.

Spray paint, acrylic

$2000

 

 

The Hands That Built America

2018-2020

72 x96 in

Spray paint, enamel, latex, oil

$10,000

 

 

Alive

2019-2020

72 x72 in.

Enamel, acrylic

$4500

 

 

You’re Killing Yourself, Brother

2018 

Enamel, oil, Acrylic, latex

$8000

 

 

We Are Connected

2018

40 x 40 in.

Spray paint, acrylic

$1500

 

 

Bottomless Pit

2017-2018

72 x72 in.

Spray paint, acrylic, latex, oil

$8000

 

 

The One Who Blocks Our Dreams

2018

24 x 36 in.

$400

 

 

Mary Turner

2018-2019

48 x 72 in.

Latex, enamel, acrylic

$6000


Dwayne Eugene Martin’s “Rise” Opens 11/20

 

Dwayne Eugene Martin is a DC native whose art focuses on the connection between feeling and color, highlighting the emotions they invoke. Rise, the title of his new show, is a word he uses to describe his journey as an artist thus far. Breaking through the constraints of self doubt, hopelessness, and fear, he continues his rise. 

 

Martin works with paint, oil, enamel, spray paint, and acrylics to tell stories on canvas. He often switches traditional paint brushes out for knives, playing cards, and hair brushes to further express the utility of perseverance. His work is a vivid interpretation of his journey–bold lines and bright colors aiding him in his execution. 

 

“As a painter, I find that I can communicate without talking, but through feeling and emotion. As a self taught artist, my work can be categorized in different forms, but is frequently classified as abstract.”

 

Rise opens at the Honfleur Gallery on November 20th and runs through January 9, 2021. The opening reception ceremony will place online via Facebook Live on November 20th at 6 PM. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday by appointment. Contact Jess Randolph to schedule appointments via email. 

 

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Convergence, Online Gallery

Convergence is a fusion of art styles made possible by Jay Coleman and Eglon Daley. These DC based artists explore the complexity of the human frame and the sanctity of everyday life together in their upcoming group show. Coleman’s painterly technique is filled with energetic brush strokes, giving his subjects a relatable interpretation on canvas. Daley’s smooth application and rich color selection leave long lasting impressions on all who see his work.

 

Above is an excerpt from Convergence. Please email us with questions and press inquiries. jess@thedchive.com 



Honfleur is Closed

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Honfleur is Closed 


Yellow Womanhood, Opens November 22nd

Julia Kwon creates ruptures within traditional Korean textile to comment on gender and ethnicity. The artist draws inspiration from Korean patchwork object-wrapping cloth called bojagi, which was historically a creative outlet for women who had limited contact with the outside world. Kwon creates textile works in the format of bojagi to explore notions of tradition, craft, and feminized labor. Through disrupting the Korean textiles and treating the human-scale figures like objects, she not only expresses the embodied experience of objectification, tokenism, and whitewashing, but also challenges preexisting notions of what it means to be Korean and feminine. Kwon’s work is a celebration of her cultural background as well as a commentary on the complexities of constructing identity within the contemporary context of globalism, cultural hybridity, and intersectionality.

Yellow Womanhood runs from November 22nd through December in The Honfleur Gallery. At 1241 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington DC 20020. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday by appointment.


Washington Post Review | Regina Miele

“Through the Looking Glass, Urban Perspectives,” Miele evocatively depicts the sort of quickly vanishing local warehouse and industrial buildings that once held artists’ studios.

Read the full review HERE

Regina Miele, a classically trained painter who realizes representational scenes and explores the fundamental tenets of order and place. Working closely within cityscapes, she draws out beauty in the often overlooked. For the past decade, Meile’s principle subject has been the physicality of an ever-changing and gentrifying District of Columbia.

Through the Looking Glass, Urban Perspectives” exhibit has been extended to Wednesday April 25, 2018. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 12-7PM and by appointment.


Jordan Kasey: January 2011

Reprinted from express night out

Interpreting Dreamscapes: Artist Jordan Kasey’s Paintings at Honfleur Gallery

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They’re certainly attention-grabbers: Giant hippos drifting through turquoise skies, gleaming musical instruments emerging from a human heart. The otherworldly figures — subjects of large-scale oil paintings by artist Jordan Kasey and on view through Friday at Anacostia’s Honfleur Gallery — burst with color and whimsy. They also represent a milestone for Kasey, a 2007 Maryland Institute College of Art grad: her first solo show in Washington. Read the rest of this entry »