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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Long View Gallery Presents Michelle Peterson-Albandoz's Revive

Long View's newly hung show of works by Michelle Peterson-Albanoz
Long View Gallery's latest show is called Revive and features new works by Chicago-based artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz.  The gallery will celebrate the show's opening with a reception on Thursday (March 31) from 6:30 to 8:30pm (to rsvp,e-mail info@longviewgallery.com or call 202.232.4788), and the show will run through May 1.

From the press release:
An accomplished painter and mixed-media artist, Michelle Peterson-Albandoz is well known for her unique use of reclaimed wood. She works with both constructions on panel as well as sculpture from discarded wood surrounding her Chicago neighborhood.Peterson-Albandoz sees her creative process as a kind of reversal of time and waste. The backwards journey begins with the gathering of discarded wooden planks from lots, alleys and dumpsters. She says, “I remove the nails, erasing the man-made elements that bound the wood together – stripping, sawing and cutting the wood pieces, reducing them further away from structural forms.” Sorting them to like-colors and textures helps her stay open to rhythm and patterns during the building of the work. Layers of old wood still containing the cracked paint and rusty nail holes begin to build up like a living tree once more. It is at the same time a reminder of the tree that once grew in the forest, the harvesting and manipulating of it into architectural structures and the ultimate rebirth as an aesthetic object.
Michael O'Sullivan of the Washington Post named this the editor's pick for opening of the week!

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth Street, Northwest
202.232.4788

1 comment:

ennuics said...

This exhibit is pretty amazing, the movement, structure and medium are definitely something new.

Our recon here: http://ennuics.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/michelle-peterson-albandozs-revive/