Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce a pop up exhibition, Off The Cuff, in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The pop up gallery will open with a reception on Friday, May 6 from 6 – 9 pm. The gallery will be open every day May 7 – 11 from 10 am to 5 pm. Reynolds Gallery: Off the Cuff is located at 3345 M Street NW, Washington DC.
Based in Richmond, Virginia, Reynolds Gallery has been exhibiting challenging contemporary art since 1977. The gallery was founded by Beverly Reynolds once she identified the need and opportunity for a contemporary art gallery in Richmond. Her first show included Alexander Calder gouaches and Max Ernst drawings. Over the next three decades, Reynolds Gallery grew into one of the most well-known Mid-Atlantic galleries, exhibiting many blue-chip artists like Ellsworth Kelly, John Baldessari, and Wolf Kahn. In addition, Reynolds Gallery represents regional artists from a rich pool of talent in Virginia, often professors and students from Virginia Commonwealth University. (VCUarts is ranked #1 public art school in the nation.) In 2014 Alice Livingston, Bev’s daughter, and Julia Monroe, former assistant director, took over as co-directors to lead Reynolds Gallery into the next phase by building on its strong foundation and growing the audience base. Off the Cuff is the gallery’s first formalized foray into expanding into new markets.
Alice and Julia believe that the strength of the gallery lies in its broad spectrum of works: Sally Mann photographs hang adjacent to drawings by emerging artists like Leigh Suggs. Tara Donovan’s austere and enigmatic installations are complemented by the chaotic, color frenzy works by Heide Trepanier. This varied aesthetic creates a unique perspective that appeals to a broad clientele. Inspired by the creative energy and processes of the gallery artists, Alice and Julia find sharing their enthusiasm for art with clients highly rewarding and engaging. They enjoy developing personal relationships with clients with the goal to make the process of looking at contemporary art approachable and accessible.
Off the Cuff is an exhibition that highlights current works by a number of gallery artists, many of whom are already established in the national contemporary art scene and others who have the potential to take off as rising art stars. The show will include works by Isabel Bigelow, Sally Bowring, Ben Durham, Tara Donovan, Deborah Ellis, David Freed, Meghan Gerety, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Alison Hall, Ron Johnson, Ellsworth Kelly, Matt King, Sally Mann, Jill Moser, Richard Roth, Paul Ryan, Leigh Suggs, Heide Trepanier, and others. Off the Cuff is a way to introduce Reynolds Gallery to Washington. It’s quick. It’s fun. It’s great art. Don’t miss it.