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Gibbs Street Gallery

Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts

Experimentation and innovation are the driving forces behind Gibbs Street Gallery exhibitions. The gallery’s dramatic glass walls and towering 16-foot ceiling provide an exciting venue for experimental shows incorporating sound, light and performance art. The Gibbs Street Gallery is sponsored by The JBG Companies.

Hours:

Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm

Galleries are only open to the public when exhibitions are on view. Please check exhibition dates when planning your visit.

Gallery Shows

Laini Nemett: East of Sheridan

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, January 28  to  Sunday, March 1, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 30 - 12:00  to  12:00 AM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Laini Nemett: East of Sheridan

Laini Nemett, “Queensboro Seine”, Oil on canvas, 82 x 61 inches

Laini Nemett’s recent paintings and constructions piece together fragments of place to investigate ways of both conceiving and experiencing “home”.

Stairs, hallways, balconies, construction sites—details from interior and exterior spaces I pass through are the raw materials of my studio practice.

Extended time in various architectural cultures has shaped how I understand the idea of home. In São Tomé, Africa, collage-like architecture and organic urban growth allows each building to tell its own current narrative; in Baltimore, Maryland, buildings are bordered up and left as skeletons of a family’s history. In the boroughs of New York, old façades are painted away or torn down as new anonymous condo projects begin almost every day. I piece together fragments of place to investigate ways of both conceiving and experiencing “home”.

Artist Bio: Laini Nemett lives and works in Long Island City, New York. She received a B.A. from Brown University and M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Nemett’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and China. In 2012, she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and received the "Young Artist Award” from the Bethesda Painting Awards. Recent residencies and fellowships include UCross Artist Residency and Jentel Artist Residency in Wyoming and The Alfred & Trafford Klots International Program in France. Nemett is an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Gallery Hours

Wed-Thur 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Sat-Sun 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Mon - Tues Closed

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