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2015 Capital Art Fair

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The Old Print Gallery will be exhibiting at this year’s Capital Art Fair. This print-based fair is in its thirty-fifth year of bringing collectible and desirable art to the Washington, DC area. This year, the fair boasts over 20 distinguished art dealers from across the United States, with original prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs that span over 500 years of creative expression, offering an impressive and expansive selection to any collector.

The Old Print Gallery will be bringing selected prints from our extensive collection of 20th century and contemporary prints, including contemporary works by local DC and regional artists Susan Goldman, Philip Bennet, Heather McMordie, Jake Muirhead, Matt Brown, and Eric Goldberg, as well as international printmakers Karima Muyaes, Nancy Previs, and Cleo Wilkinson.

Dates:

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Location: The Fair is held at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn Westpark Hotel, located at 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209– just a short walk over the Key Bridge from our Georgetown gallery. Click here for directions.

Tickets: Tickets are $10 at the door, but you can also sign-up for free at the Capital Art Fair website, www.capitalartprintfair.com/tickets/.

We would love to see you at the fair, and encourage you to attend.  If there are any prints, printmakers, or specific works you would like to see, please make sure to contact us via email or by phone at (202) 965-1818 prior to the event, so we can be sure to bring them to the Fair.

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Pemaquid from Little Thumcap. Matt Brown. Color woodblock print, 2013. Image size 6 3/4 x 16 1/2″. Ed. 300. LINK.

 

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Happy Halloween from The Old Print Gallery

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Wink. By Jake Muirhead. Etching and drypoint, 2009. Image size 7 1/8 x 8 inches. A/P. LINK.

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Washington Post Review of “Kaleidoscope”

Philip Bennet’s “Organic,” from his solo show at the Old Print Gallery in Georgetown.

Philip Bennet’s “Organic,” from his solo show at the Old Print Gallery in Georgetown.

Mark Jenkins, arts writer for The Washington Post, featured our Philip Bennet solo show, Kaleidoscope , in his most recent arts column. Follow the link below to read his article, and make sure to stop by the gallery before June 14th to see these “complex yet unified pieces” in person.

Washington Post 6/6/2014 review of “Kaleidoscope”

( Quick note: Our exhibit  is the last show reviewed, so it does take some scrolling to get to the write-up on Kaleidoscope).

The article also featured an image of Bennet’s 2008 watercolor monotype Organic. The print is still available for sale. Feel free to contact us at the gallery for more information or to purchase the print.

To see the show online, follow this link: OPG Website- Kaleidoscope. 

To read our previous 2011 interview with Philip Bennet, follow this link: printmaker Q&A: Philip Bennet.

 

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Kaleidoscope: New Works by Philip Bennet

Kaleidoscope. By Philip Bennet. Oil-based ink monotype, 2014. LINK.

Kaleidoscope. By Philip Bennet. Oil-based ink monotype, 2014. LINK.

The Old Print Gallery is pleased to announce our Spring 2014 show, Kaleidoscope, a solo-show of monotypes by local DC artist Philip Bennet. Kaleidoscope will open on Friday, April 11, 2014 with a celebratory nighttime reception and Q&A with the artist from 5-8pm at the gallery. The show will remain on view until Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Genesis. By Philip Bennet. Watercolor monotype, 2007. LINK.

Genesis. By Philip Bennet. Watercolor monotype, 2007. LINK.

Kaleidoscope features new original prints by Philip Bennet, many of them completed in 2014 specifically for the exhibit, all brimming with an opulent mix of color. Bennet’s medium of choice is the monotype, abstract and dynamic images achieved as a result of his playful and liberal approach to printmaking. He experiments with colored inks of varied viscosity, often employing hued “ghost” images as backgrounds for new prints and integrating multiple plates into each composition. His unrestricted and unique working style allows for a spontaneity and creative freedom not normally associated with printmaking. As a result, his watercolor-based monotypes feel fresh, immediate, and ephemeral, while his oil-based polychromatic creations are more intimate, enveloping viewers in colors so saturated they still seem wet on the paper.

Indian War Paint. Philip Bennet. Oil-based ink monotype, 2012. LINK.

Indian War Paint. Philip Bennet. Oil-based ink monotype, 2012. LINK.

In addition to the original monotypes on view, the exhibit will showcase one of Bennet’s original printing matrices, allowing viewers a close look at the printing tools and methods for color application used in Bennet’s monotypes. The show will also feature three original paintings and one collage, created from segmented and torn monotype prints.

Glow. By Philip Bennet. Oil-based ink monotype, 2011. LINK.

Glow. By Philip Bennet. Oil-based ink monotype, 2011. LINK.

Philip Bennet is a Washington, D.C. artist, working in acrylics, pastels, watercolors, and monotypes. Bennet has won numerous juried awards, and exhibits in shows both locally and nationally. His prints were featured in the Potomac Review, a Journal of Arts and Humanities, and listed in Strathmore’s 2010 edition of “Who’s Who Worldwide Directory for the Visual Arts.” Bennet is a signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society, and a past member of the Foundry Gallery Cooperative in Washington, DC. He has prints in private and public collections, and was recently added into the museum collection at Grinnell College, his Alma Mater. Bennet attended Harvard Law School, and studied paintings at Torpedo Factory Art Center and Montgomery College.

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