The Washington Printmakers Art Gallery in Georgetown, D.C.
by Mike Hagan
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday thru Saturday
September 28 thru October 29
1641 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
at Q Street
Meet the printmaker and hear brief presentations at the reception:
Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Conversations with the printmaker: Check the gallery’s Sitting Calendar for quiet times for viewing work and conversing with the printmaker. Mike intends to sit several days per week throughout the exhibit. Please contact us to arrange visits during irregular hours.
GUTTERS OFTEN HAVE DARK ASSOCIATIONS: Street-side rainwater, a guttering candle, the current vulgar levels of political discourse. Printed gutters are usually white: the spaces between blocks of printed text in newspapers, panels in comic strips, or blocks of stamps on a sheet. These spaces are usually white because it is less expensive than printing black ink on white paper. In fine-art printmaking, a dark gutter provides a creative opportunity for images and colors to emerge from darkness, just as musical sounds emerge from and are separated by silence. Mike Hagan’s newest works play with dark gutters in both abstract and representational ways. The solo exhibit also provides other related work in continued experiments with sequence, tessellation, halftones, and color spaces. This is his first exhibit in the Georgetown location of the Washington Printmakers Gallery.
On The Members Wall
Every month, new work appears on the Members’ Wall of our gallery. Soon we will have a slideshow here of some of the prints on display, with sizes and prices.
More Upcoming Exhibits
The exhibits listed below display on the north wall of the gallery. At the same time, new art works from our members are shown continuously on the other walls, in the bins and flat files, and on the electronic display in the gallery. To learn more about the artists in our gallery, click here to see links to their individual pages on this website.
- November 2-26, 2016 — Werner Drewes. In honor of the 80th anniversary of The American Abstract Artists (1936, NYC), WPG will exhibit prints by Werner Drewes, a founding member of AAA with strong ties to Washington DC.
- November 30 – December 31, 2016 — Danny Schweers. Artist’s Reception, Saturday, December 3, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. One past reviewer said, “Danny Schweers continues to mix wonderment with insight, and grace with humor, in a way that very few excellent photographers are consistently capable of doing.”
- January 4–28, 2017 — Martha Oatway
- February, 2017 — Excellence in Printmaking (Emerging Artists) – The best students at area schools are invited to exhibit their work.
- March, 2017 — Alex Keto
- April, 2017 — Marian Osher
- May, 2017 — Gabriel Jules and Nina Muys
- June, 2017 — Ron Meick
- July, 2017 — Solo Exhibit by the first place winner of the 2016 National Small Works competition
- August, 2017 — Exhibit of the best entries into the 2017 National Small Works competition
- September, 2017 — Cynthia Back
- October, 2017 — Yolanda Frederickse
- November, 2017 — Dave Mann
- December, 2017 — Lila Oliver Asher
Start and end dates of exhibits are generally the first Wed. of the month through the last Sunday of the month. Receptions are usually the first Saturday after the opening.
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