Stephanie Garon’s Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground explores humanity’s connection to nature. Using a gallery-wide immersive installation of loblolly pine needles, Garon’s environmental artworks emphasize the fragility of nature through ecologically motivated interventions. Whether the viewer navigates their movements through the installation or reflects on the sculptural decomposition of natural materials, the contemplative space explores how we, as people, engage the natural world around us. Her environmental artwork has been exhibited internationally in London, Columbia, and South Korea, as well as across the United States. Breaking Ground opens on April 9th 2021 and closes on May 22, 2021.
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Honfleur Gallery’s New Artist-in-Residence Program
Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”
Down In My Soul: Ancestors, Rituals, and Contemporary Practice
Down In My Soul: Ancestors, Rituals, and Contemporary Practice, a group show from the Washington DC-based duo Asha Elana Casey and Lionel Frazier White, explores the multilayered history of Black spirituality. Both expand notions of kinship by referencing personal experiences and research of diasporic religious and family traditions. In conversation with writer and curator Maleke Glee, the two discuss this body of work as part of the evolution of their artistic practice.
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” 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, Artist Talk | June 20 @ 2 PM
Convergence, a joint show featuring Eglon Daley and Jay Coleman, opened digitally last month. Our first digital art showing showcased each artist’s work. Our upcoming artists talk is an opportunity for Eglon and Jay to tell the stories of each of their pieces. Join us on 6/20 for the Convergence Artist Talk. Everything kicks off at 2 PM.
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. Join us for our first online Artist’s Talk! Everything kicks off at 2 PM on June 20th.
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Honfleur is Closed
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Honfleur is Closed