Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Two Small Shows at the National Gallery
When: through August 6, 2017
It hadn't occurred to me until just now that I saw two shows on urban landscapes this week. Perhaps because they're so different, both in style and content?
This one is a very small (two little rooms, across the hall from the large exhibit spaces on the Ground Floor of the West Building) display of works spanning the 20th century. They are part of the NGA's print collection, which is quite large, especially with the addition of the Corcoran pieces.
The piece I photographed for the post is by Louis Lozowick (whose work I feel certain I've seen before - the name is familiar) called "Allen Street." The sun coming through the elevated tracks to make geometric shapes on the street below really caught my eye.
Verdict: Nice small show, worth a look if you're there for one of the larger shows.
The other display I saw was in the library, in the East Building and it runs through August 25. It's called Companion Pieces and it's a collection of items that accompanied avant garde art shows. If you're interested in the history of modern art, it might be worth a look, but otherwise you can skip it.