Sep 02 - 24 2017
Ilya Gefter: The Architecture of Light

Ilya Gefter: The Architecture of Light

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Friends of the Yellow Barn at Glen Echo Park

This exhibition features ink washes by painter Ilya Gefter, a Visiting Artist at the Yellow Barn Studio. Each piece is a product of engagement with a place, be it an ancient ruin, a palazzo, or an anonymous residential structure. Gefter strives to distill the experience of both urban and natural forms to their essence: form and light. Light can both reveal and distort the forms, but in either case, it imposes a visual hierarchy and geometry. Gefter hopes to capture the ever-shifting geometry of light. The ink’s flow is hard to control; its contact with paper is irreversible. Within the limitations of this demanding medium, a sensitive application can open up its stunning potential to evoke the experience of form, light and space. These three principles are the central visual themes of my cityscapes.

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Dates & Times

2017/09/02 - 2017/09/24

Additional time info:

There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 1st from 6-9pm.

Hours will be on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-6pm, as well as Labor Day Monday from 11am-6pm.

Location Info

Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812

Parking Info

Ample free parking in a large lot off of Oxford Road (off of MacArthur Blvd.)

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