Solitude art exhibit brings together two contemporary classical American painters Stephan Silipigni and Tristan Tennery offering an unprecedented opportunity to immerse the viewer in serene nautical landscapes as well as engage in the debate of cultural appropriation.
Stephan Silipigni is a landscape painter based in Washington D.C. His aesthetics emanate from his infatuation with the breathtaking nature scenes in the East Coast and his academic background in philosophy and theology.
Stephen Silipigni masterfully allows the essence of beauty to flow from his painter’s brush in inspiring colors and hues of nature. The concept of his paintings is to convey to the viewer the mood of the paintings. His inspiration with the pastel colors of the sunrises, sunsets, boats and lighthouses translates his inner spirituality, and transcends the viewer to a magical and dreamy state of being. Inspired by the forces of nature, his series of paintings convey the dramatic moods and unbridled power of the seashore.
Tristan Tennery is an artist from Oklahoma City whose experience in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa has influenced his body of artworks. His series of African women haunted by a spirit of hope that has been tested countless of times. They exuberate resignation and sadness. The creative process that led to these stunning portraits come from his inner anguish when experiencing the anguish that these Liberian women live on a daily basis. He starts with a memory and an emotion of humility and strives to translate it into a powerful painting.
Come mingle with DC’s premier art scene and meet the artists and curators face to face.
The Monroe Trust Artist Collective, “TMTAC” is committed to fostering an environment where emerging artists can thrive, feel inspired, and learn how to engage their audience with confidence.
Join us as we host; SOLITUDE | Contemporary Paintings by Tennery & Silipigni. Registration here.
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5% of sales from the exhibit go to benefit DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative,a local DC nonprofit that supports Arts Intergrated Education in all 9 district wards. It’s great way to give back to this ever growing cultural city we all call home!
La vie, le jour
La mer, la nuit
Le temps de la pluit
Comme si le destin nous envi
Une fleur ou deux
A la rencontre de l’amour infini
Sous une méduse pleine de rêverie
Nous goutions la flemme de la vie et de la mort
Pendant que l’amour nous poursuit
Comme si c’était hier
Je me rappelle la magie
Jaloux le soleil foutu
Pas de temps pour la haine ni la mélancolie
La méduse rectifie
C’est la vie à deux esprits
En rendant espoir à la liberté et à la folie
On s’embrasse déjà
Entre la lumière, sous la mer,
Ciel étoilé et croissant embellit
Photographe: Oliver Correa
Photo prise a la gallerie de Edge Art Fair a Wynwood, Miami
For some of us, attending art show openings means an opportunity to discover art, meet the creators, talk about it, drink, chat, laugh, maybe dance, maybe sing, but definitely grow creatively.
Take it as a blessing show opening was indeed a blessing to which I am grateful for. It was a thursday evening, I logged off my desk computer, grabbed my bike and rode it to the Open Studio DC joint location. I didn’t know what to expect. Compared to shows in other cosmopolitan cities where I’ve lived and visited, Washington D.C’s art shows are usually conservative on all levels. But I had hope for this one, and maybe it was because I caught a glimpse of the rainbow event poster circulated on the FB event page.
I arrived around 9 pm to a corner building and immediately noticed the industrial architecture. Converting an old industrial warehouse into an art space has become a really trendy thing because it draws the raw and edgy vibe, which are necessary for the creative process. I didn’t hesitate to enter with a wide smile on my face.
So first things first, I went to grab a drink, say hello and chat with a couple of friends.
Intrigued by what’s hanging on the walls and in the small rooms, I went in for a tour of the space. I was pleased to know that each room was carefully curated by the artists themselves.
Small room 1:
Small Room 2:
Q: (me): As an artist space owner, what motivated you to host “Take it as a Blessing” and what is unique about it?
A: (NoMu NoMu):
We felt that we had the resources to create a show that could present contemporary painting in DC in a better way. We dont see many group shows in DC that try to survey the contemporary painting scene as inclusively as us. For example as far as age goes the eldest painter was in their 70s and the youngest was in their early 20s. We are unique in that we try to break down these superficial barriers that divide the art scene and focus on creating new dialogues that can happen when a more multilateral and collaborative approach is utilized.
Q: (me): Which artwork in the show did you find most cutting edge and why?
Hmm the most cutting edge…I’m not sure…I can tell you I loved Judy’s paintings and ovals. Her art is so layered and textured. Mastering screen printing as an artistic tool is so versatile and complex. I love the way she utilizes printing in her pieces. I also loved the mini installation and the centerpiece of the room/exhibit. It was very raw, fun and didn’t take itself too seriously. Adrienne’s art was very emotive as well.
This eclectic show of paintings is brought to you by NoMu NoMu and Open Studio DC…featuring the work of:
Adrienne Gaither (http://adriennegaither.com/)
Jay Hendrick (http://jayhendrick.com/home.html)
Joseph Orzal (http://cargocollective.com/josephorzal)
Rodrigo Carazas (http://rodrigocarazas.tumblr.com/)
Aaron Phillip (http://aaronphilip.info/)
Judy Southerland (http://www.judysoutherland.com/)
and Eddie Poschmann
This show will be held at Open Studio DC until November 12th, 2015. NoMu NoMu is an independent gallery located in LeDroit Park. Open Studio dc is located at 1135 Okie St., NE. For more information and links to the artists’ websites: https://www.facebook.com/events/431936617008896/.
This Thursday’s s art feed features a unique and comprehensive selection of art galleries, museums and online outlets that make up DC’s eclectic art scene.
So, just forget about leaving the beloved District of Colors for the long weekend and venture on an artistic escapade to expand your heart and mind.
Whether you are a DC novice or veteran, connect on a different perspective and help the art community by showing up and participating in a movement forward.
Great Big Iceberg (digital archive)
A Creative DC – (art blog)
AND, bonus last call for must see exhibits ending this weekend:
Artist: Michael Tompsett
Ps homies: if you know what else is up, feel free to drop a comment below with your suggestion!
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Deep in your eyes
I see the sunshine
like a fire golden string
Shining the energy of love
When a dream goes undone
comes a little smile for the love run
And here we go again
Feeling all the love heat
when I take your color and you take mine
Pausing for a moment, I close my eyes
I hear the crawl of dawn
I smile again
Love gets stronger
And all thoughts vanish
In a lover’s sunshine