Colin Winterbottom, who has a studio and has shown his work several times here at Vastu, will have a new and exciting show at Long View Gallery from January 10th through February 10th.
Titled Gothic Resilience, the exhibition showcases a series of photographs from an ongoing collaboration between Winterbottom and the National Washington Cathedral highlighting rare elements of the Cathedral damaged in the August 2011 earthquake.
“The selection richly conveys the Cathedral as a vantage point over a complex urban landscape and as part of that landscape: an iconic piece of the country’s architectural heritage that resonates with people of varied faiths and speaks to the city as a whole.”
Gothic Resilience | Colin Winterbottom’s Photographs of the National Cathedral
January 10th – February 10th
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6:30 – 8:00pm
(RSVP by January 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org)
1234 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Next Thursday, April 5th, at 5pm we’ll be hosting an informal meet-and-greet with photographer, and current Vastu exhibitor, Cassidy DuHon! Come out, get to know the man behind the work and support another fabulous local artist!
Meet & Greet with artist Cassidy DuHon
1829 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
If you’d like, RSVP to this event on our Facebook Page!
While we’ve loved having Allen Russ’s work from City of Trees on display, we’re excited to welcome a new show from photographer Cassidy DuHon.
DuHon is an artist from DC who specializes in wedding photography and has been featured in The Knot Magazine as well as Time Out New York, Modern Luxury, Wedding Bee and District Weddings.
Regarding his work on exhibit at Vastu:
Between the eclectic and the excessive lie the recorded travels of Cassidy DuHon. Be it a blur of gothic Europe or a granular analysis of American overindulgence, Cassidy juxtaposes realistic photographic testimony with his own humorous suggestion. Landscapes and details are captured just as they were absorbed, some startlingly accurately and others animated in caricature. A series of giclée photographic prints gives voice to the split-second vulnerability of the unexplored and narrates Cassidy’s travels in technicolor commentary.
Check out some of his pieces you’ll be able to see (and purchase) here in the showroom!
1829 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
March 26th, 2012 – May 10th, 2012
We talk a lot about how much 14th Street is changing these days. How can you not? You can’t walk a single block without seeing some sort of new construction, renovation or demolition. It’s amazing to think about how different our lovely corridor looked a couple of years ago.
Know what’s even more amazing? Actually seeing how different parts of 14th Street looked in the early to mid-1900s.
The Ruined Capitol, a blog from Jacobsen Architecture LLC…
“is a photo reserve dedicated to the comparison of architecture, culture and society in Washington, D.C. that have been destroyed, replaced or miraculously preserved during the great architectural purge of the Federal City from 1930 to the 1990s.”
On it, you can see archived photos from the past and compare them to recent photos and Google Maps Street Views. Here are just a few you might recognize from the street we call home…
A portion of the proceeds from our current exhibit, City of Trees by Allen Russ, goes toward supporting The Trust for the National Mall. The Trust is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to improving and restoring the National Mall.
March 25th is the last day you’ll have a chance to stop by our showroom and see these gorgeous pieces in person, which is definitely recommended to feel the full effect.
“4 Cherry Trees and Moon” is one of those pieces. It really captures Russ’s long exposure technique with movement in the branches but clear, sharp surroundings. And then you have the amazing colors coming from the water, sky and, most importantly, the cherry blossoms themselves.
Oh yeah, and its size definitely makes sure you don’t miss anything. At 40″ high by 88″ wide, it’s massive and manages to pull you in to the scene making you feel like you’re there at the Tidal Basin. That’s something our small image here doesn’t quite achieve.
And just knowing that in buying this limited edition piece of art you’re also supporting the restoration and upkeep of a national treasure makes it all the more worth it.
While something of an oxymoron, this is also the name of Colin Winterbottom’s newest photography exhibition now on display here at Vastu. And nothing could be more beautiful and elegant than these photographs of corrosion and decay.
“Having developed a reputation for haunting and evocative black and white photographs of the urban landscape, Colin Winterbottom has turned his camera to a study of rust and industrial decay. ”Elegant Corrosion” is an abstract series of vibrant, saturated macro photography which exudes energy and texture. The exhibition features a mix of high-gloss prints on aluminum and framed prints on paper.”
Visually organic with an industrial feel, Colin’s pieces from “Elegant Corrosion” would be an excellent addition to any art lover’s collection.
To celebrate this new collection, Vastu will be hosting an opening reception on December 1st, from 6 to 8PM. So come by to enjoy Colin’s work, have some snacks and mingle with your neighbors.
1829 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Opening Reception: December 1, 2011 / 6-8PM
Exhibition: November 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Who are the Midcity Artists?
They are a diverse and talented group of around 40 professional artists who have come together for the purpose of promoting their art and the Dupont/Logan neighborhoods in the city they call home.
What is Open Studios?
Open Studios is a bi-annual event that allows the public to see where the artists based in the Midcity neighborhood create and get first-hand look at their most current work. This year’s Fall Open Studios event is Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd.
Click here to download the map to start planning your walking tour of the various studios.
To keep up with Midcity Artists, check out their Facebook page
or follow them on Twitter.
Cecile Oreste, of DC neighborhood blog Borderstan, recently interviewed photographer Allen Russ. Allen, like Kristina Bilonick, is currently showing works as part of Vastu’s ‘$500 or Less Art Exhibit‘.
(photo credit: Luis Gomez Photos)
To learn more about Allen Russ and his work, click here to read Cecile’s post.
So we stumbled across a picture of someone standing in front of Vastu on Flickr, so we decided to see what would happen if we searched for more on the popular photo site. The results were some really fun, interesting shots that have Vastu in the background so we thought we’d share some with you. Who knew?!?!