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October 2014

Opening Reception
Friday, October 3, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Exhibition Dates
October 3 – November 1, 2014

Monroe and MacFeely Galleries

John Morrell
Michael Pierce
Jeffrey Wilson

Curator: Dr. Eric Denker, Senior lecturer, National Gallery of Art

John Morrell
A native of Albany, NY, John Morrell has painted and taught in the Washington, DC area for over 30 years. He holds a BS degree from Georgetown University and a Master of Fine Arts from George Washington University, and has taught in the art departments at both universities. He is now Associate Professor of Painting and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University. Since his first solo exhibit in France in 1979, Morrell’s award-winning work has appeared in 22 solo exhibitions in the US and Europe as well as group exhibitions, museums and private collections. One of his works is owned by the Smithsonian American Art museum. The artist sees himself as part of a long European and American landscape tradition. His most recent work also incudes abstract elements, focusing on wash landscape drawings heightened in white and on paintings depicting nature within the modern urban environment.

Michael Pierce
Michael Pierce’s images “start with dreams and visual memories of time and places, not as they were actually seen but as they are remembered. This allows me to focus on what was most powerful about that visual experience without the distraction of the visual noise.” Strongly influenced by the work of George Innes, Pierce aims to place the viewer in a “place and time of quiet reflection” on the essence of his landscapes and abstract works. Pierce has worked at the National Gallery of Art for over 20 years and learned much from the opportunity to personally explore the works of such artists as Valenciennes, Innes, Daubigny, Constable, and Jasper Johns.

Jeffrey  Wilson
“Although I’ve never seen an actual tornado in person,” states Jeff Wilson, “they have been a subject of my imagination and art for over 15 years… the tornado for me is the force that puts all the pure elements of landscape, earth, wind, water and light into motion.” Wilson repeats his images in different scales and on different grounds, to explore different qualities each surface offers. Many of the works in this exhibit are painted on small copper panels, which, he feels, are “ideal for producing dazzling visual effects and lends the work a unique opulent surface. “ Jeff holds a BA in Fine Arts/Painting from Frostburg State College. For the past 20 years he has worked in Exhibit Design and Production at the National Gallery of Art , and has received several awards including a Presidential Design Award.

Spilsbury Gallery
Featured Artist: Edward Purcell
Participating artists include Lorna Aldrich, Cherry Baumbusch,  Buzz Covington, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Peggy McNutt, Ruth Meixner-Bird, Mahy Polymeropoulos, Leslie Sorg Ramsay, and Frances Sniffen.
Club galleries are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.
John Morrell, Bish Bash Falls, oil on linen
Micheal Pierce, Puddin Pan, oil
Jeff Wilson, Tornado with Car, oil on copper

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