Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stole Chris away from his laptop this afternoon for a few fun hours on 14th St. Ate a delicious brunch at Cafe St. Ex and saw a must see show at Smith Farm inspired by Frieda Kahlo and juried by Lenny Campello. The work was truly powerful, much of it disturbing, hauntingly beautiful and very poignant. 
My friend Elissa Farrow Savos has work in it that is just gorgeous. I was especially struck by her sculpture of a nude woman bathing in a pool of blackbirds.
Go see it before it comes down! 

Finding Beauty in a Broken World:
In the Spirit of Frida Kahlo

A mixed media exhibition juried by F. Lennox Campello

Gramatikova Tribute to Kahlo II
Tribute to Frida Kahlo II by Tanya Gramatikova


Frida Kahlo remains one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, but her spectacular life experiences, writing and views on life and art have also influenced many artists. Frida always painted herself: her pain, her anguish, her sorrow, her passion, as well as her triumph over disability. Her paintings and retablos celebrate a life constantly reinventing itself, in spite of the physical disability that strove to confine it. This exhibition will showcase the work of artists influenced not only by Frida's art, but also by her biography, her thoughts, and her writings.

Exhibition Dates: July 1 - August 29

Opening Reception & Awards: Friday | July 17 | 5:30-8:00PM
The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center
1632 U Street NW
Washington DC 20009

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