|Betty Murchison, Me and Honey, 2009-2011, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches. Image via bettymurchisonart.com.|
March 20 – April 26, 2014
Reception: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Artist talk: Saturday, April 26, 2014
2629 Connecticut Avenue NW
International Visions Gallery is pleased to present Retrospective: Betty Murchison, a retrospective of paintings from 1978 to 2014.
Betty Murchison has spent her life examining intimate moments and relationships, more specifically those between girls and women. Her figurative renderings are quiet, yet intense. Each work envelops an instant in slow motion - a silent embrace, a glance across a crowded room, a breath held in anticipation. Through cloudy color fields, darted with lines to suggest silhouettes, Murchison channels the emotions stirring within her subjects.
Murchison has displayed her artwork extensively in Washington, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta. She has exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute: Anacostia Museum (Washington, DC), Banneker-Douglass Museum (Annapolis, MD), Isobel Neal Gallery (Chicago, IL) International Visions Gallery (Washington, DC), Dizyners Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), and the University of Maryland (College Park, MD). Her work is included in the collections of HBO New York, Smithsonian Institute: Anacostia Museum, and the City of Rockville, Maryland.