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Is Pleased to Present an Exhibition featuring artists

Verna Hart and Preston Sampson


International Visions-The Gallery
2629 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

April 10, 2004

Please Join us at the Artist’s Opening Reception on March 13, 2004 from 6:30-9:00 pm

Verna Hart is native New Yorker, born in Harlem and now a resident of Brooklyn. She was exposed to jazz at an early age and has painted in a way that demonstrates a melding of her artistic ability with her love of music. Hart's images are always expressive. The incorporation of Jazz rhythms and textures of the paint create movement, overlapping colors like sound that float through infinite space. She has and an emotional energy with shown at the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Dorsey Gallery, New York, and Eubie Blake National Museum, Baltimore. Hart has her work in collections like the Transit Commission, Hanes Hosiery/Sara Lee, and the Absolut Vodka Commission. Individual collectors include Bill Cosby, Ellis & Branford Marsalis, Malcolm Jamal Warner, and Lionel Hampton.

 

Preston Sampson is a local figurative artist whose illuminating works on un-stretched and un-primed canvas have gained him a national acclaim from private and institutional art collectors. Sampson uses acrylic paints; his vigorous brush strokes pulsate with rhythm and energy. Sampson explores jazz melodies in the most exuberant paintings of musicians and dancers. His goal is for his figurative portrayals "to emote, touch and move you to the center of it all." Another reoccurring theme in Sampson's work is the dominant male figure, done in epic and heroic scale, exuding pride and dignity. Sampson was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to create a painting for their award winning ad campaign and the painting is part of their permanent collection. In 2003 he was commissioned by The Bank of America to create a painting for their publication entitled, "Chronicles of Black Wealth. "

 


This exhibit will run March 10 - April 10, 2004

Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 11-6 P.M., Friday - Saturday 12-7 P.M.
For further information please contact Tim Davis, Director/Owner.