Foundry Gallery’s "Celebrate Gay Marriage" Exhibition


The Lovers by Michael Janis
kilncast glass, steel 19″W x 37″H

photo by AnythingPhotographic

Foundry Gallery celebrates DC’s historic passage of the same-sex marriage bill with a timely show called ‘Celebrate Gay Marriage‘ in January 2011. The gallery had invited artists to submit art work for a juried show that depicts and celebrates gay marriage. Awards for the best pieces will be presented at the Opening Reception on January 7.

The gallery will present a talk titled ‘Artistic Representation of Gay Life’, by
Dr. Jonathan Katz associate Professor at the University at Buffalo, and director of its Doctoral Program in Visual Studies, as well as Guest Curator at of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s (and now controversial) Hide/Seek:Difference and Desire in American Portraiture exhibit at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. The special guest lecture will be held at the gallery on January 15, 2011, starting at 4 pm.

The following artists were juried into the show:

David Amoroso, VA
Michael Auger, MD
Jill Bateman, MD
Kathy Blakeslee, DC
Matthew Duffy, MD
Michael Janis, DC
Michel Jantzen, DC
Rebecca Kallem, VA
Margaret Kroyer, DC
Tom Hill, MD
Stephen Honicki, NY
Julia Latein-Kimmig, MD
Mark Monteleone, NY
John Paradiso, MD
Susan Singer, VA
Bill Travis, DC
Bea Riley, MD

The Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Celebrate Gay Marriage Exhibition
Exhibit Dates: January 5- Jan 30, 2011
Hours: Wednesday – Thursday 1 to 7 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12 – 6 pm

Show Dates: January 5 – 30, 2011
Opening Reception: featuring The Gay Men’s Chorus
Potomac Fever January 7, 6 – 8 pm
January 15, 4 pm talk by Dr. Jonathan Katz, co-curator of Hide/Seek