Sometimes, artists naturally get on a roll with a particular idea, subject, or technique. They produce what together may appear to be a series of similar work or work with common elements.
Doing that can be a natural happenstance, or it can be stimulated by a curatorial theme. For instance, if artists know that their gallery is going to have a show with a specific theme dedicated to a “series of work,” then some artists may aim to satisfy that requirement.
In the instance of work at Gallery Underground that is hung now and will be inaugurated tonight at an opening, some artists have been working “naturally” on what emerged as a series for years. Others just popped out some work for this exhibit.
In this list of art examples from “Bodies of Work: Art in Series” you can see some of the artists and their works. Observe that some work is very small, while other work is large. In reports like this that are published electronically, you can’t truly appreciate the art as well as you can in person. Therefore, this is just a guide to what is best seen in the gallery.
List of samples from “Art in Series”
These are just a few samples from the robust exhibit. For some, it doesn’t matter what you call the series as much as it is a collection of representative work. For this reviewer of art at this time of year, I would lead with the bunny by Trinka Roeckelein.
1. Deborah Conn: Combining Portrait and Pattern Series
2. Sybil Bedner-Ostrowski: Cafes and Waitresses Series
3. Harriet Westfall: Sumi-e Bamboo Series
4. Wen LePore: Bon Air Park Series
5. Katherine Sullivan: Beauty Beneath the Water Series
6. Mary Ryder: Dolly Line-ups Series
7. Mary Phelan: Dreamscape Series
8. Marian Di-Carlo, A Space In Between Series
9. Dennis Crayon: Windows Series
10. Elisabeth Hudgens: Leaf Impressions Series
11. Jane McElvany Coonce: Night Scenes Series
12. Katrina Trinka Roeckelein:
Gallery Underground is located in
2100 Crystal City Shops
Arlington, VA 22202
(next to Au Bon Pain)
Crystal City Metro Stop
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