Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Marsha Mateyka Gallery opens its Spring season with drawings by Nancy Wolf

Dragons Adrift: The New Chinese Landscape"
Recent drawings by Nancy Wolf
March 7 – April 19, 2008
Reception for the artist: March 8, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Opening to the public: March 7, First Friday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
The Marsha Mateyka Gallery opens its spring season with an exhibition of recent drawings by New York artist, Nancy Wolf. Titled "Dragons Adrift: The New Chinese Landscape" this is the artist's seventh solo exhibition at the gallery.
In this new series, the rush to modernize, which threatens to destroy much of China's historic architecture and cultural traditions, is depicted In Nancy Wolf's precise graphite drawings through juxtapositions of the old and the new. An example of the impact of modernization on Chinese society is shown in the image above. In this drawing, a lyrical scene after the painter Li Shida is destroyed with its bisection by a gigantic contemporary housing project.
Nancy Wolf's drawings are museum collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Image: "Gazing from a Mountain Pavilion" ( after Li Shida ), 2003, pencil on paper, 23 ¼ x 14 inches.

Marsha Mateyka Gallery
2012 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202 328-0088; fax: 202 332-0520

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