Though these canvases have not been on view for more than 40 years, it is obvious that Abramowitz was clearly ahead of his time. These works from this colorful period of abstraction are fresh, progressive and could easily stand alongside today’s contemporary themes in abstract art. His early colorful abstractions boast broad, layered brushstrokes, thoughtfully and boldly placed.
A prolific artist with a career spanning seven decades, Benjamin Abramowitz (1917 – 2011) devoted a lifetime to art. A master artist in painting, sculpture, and works on paper, Abramowitz began working in New York City. Early talents were evident in his first solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1936) at the young age of 16
Abramowitz’s work is held in numerous prestigious institutions including the Met, The Phillips Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Howard University, Smithsonian Institution.
Join ARCHER for an opening reception on Wednesday May 29, from 6-10 p.m.
ARCHER is proud to kick off the year with a lecture and presentation by acclaimed architects Hugh Newell Jacobsen FAIA, and Simon Jacobsen, principals at Jacobsen Architecture. The conversation will revolve around the origins and ethos of the firm’s highly acclaimed recent furniture collection at ARCHER in relation to their numerous projects around the world.
Best known for their modern pavilion-based residences, Jacobsen Architecture’s grand yet intimately scaled pavilions combine elements of early American architecture with modern unadorned façades, open-plan interiors and emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. To date the firm has realized more than 400 private homes, including residences for Meryl Streep and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
ARCHER, 1027 33rd St., NW Washington DC 20007
Parking is easiest at the intersection of 33rd and Water Street. Walk up the hill and cross the canal.
Thanks to the Washington Lobbyist for selecting the Steel Line Lounge as #1 pic for 2012:
1. Archer Modern Steel Line Lounge Chair (Georgetown) – ARCHER’s own Steel Line Lounge Chair is of considerable comfort and beauty. A perfect compliment to a contemporary interior. Measures 24″ wide, 24″ deep, 27″ high with a 16″ seat height. Designed and manufactured in the USA by ARCHER. Frame available in blackened steel and powder coat colors. Priced as shown; blackened steel and linen: $3,600.
To Coincide with FotoWeek DC 2012, ARCHER presents
an exhibition of photographer Sean Smith’s recent work.
Join us and the artist Friday, November 9 2012
SEAN SMITH -
Sean Smith is fine art photographer and self-confessed image hoarder. “I can’t help it, I love pictures-I always have,” says Sean. As a child he used pictures to escape from the reality and, he says, “In many ways, I haven’t changed at all”.
Today, however, Sean uses a variety of techniques, including studio photography, manipulated images, appropriated images, collage and painting to change reality, creating original works that are sometimes beautiful, humorous and challenging. He combines and juxtaposes imagery from an array of visual traditions, including renaissance painting, pornography, snapshots, Web images, fashion advertising, vintage postcards, cookbooks and physique magazines.
As a fan of new technology, social media, and commercial printing, Sean employs technology in novel ways in the presentation of his work.
Sean studied art in Philadelphia and Rome. After receiving a BFA in photography from Tyler School of art in 1988, he worked as an assistant to Bruno Ceccobelli, an acclaimed Italian painter. He has lived and worked in Washington DC since 1993.
ARCHER, a leading manufacturer and designer of fine home furnishings, is proud to present The JACOBSEN COLLECTION. A collaboration with the internationally renowned Jacobsen Architecture firm celebrates ARCHER’s continued vision of synthesizing important design and architecture into a world-class collection of home furnishings. For the first time ever, Jacobsen Architecture’s oeuvre is distilled into an impressive 50-piece collection, including living room, dining room, and bedroom furnishings which will be available to a discerning public.
The collection bridges a lifetime of Hugh Newell Jacobsen & Simon Jacobsen designs for private clients on the coasts of Florida, The Dominican Republic, Europe, Asia, Colorado, Washington, California, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in a cohesive and effortless discipline that evokes style, elegance, and simplicity. Original and iconic, this exclusive collection for ARCHER is timeless, speaking to a vision that has evolved over a long and prestigious career devoted to excellence in architecture and design.
The entire collection will be online, mid-October.
Download press release.
Join ARCHER & George Washington University Interior Design Department Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-8:30PM as Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator at MoMA, speaks in the fourth annual lecture series by GWU Interior Design Program.
ARCHER is proud to be the exclusive sponsor for this highly attended event. Seats are on first come, first serve basis! Doors open at 6PM.
This is the fourth lecture in a series of annual events GWU Interior Design Program brings to Washington DC. The lectures focus on design, innovation and architecture. Passed events have included notable speakers Vicente Wolf, Karim Rashid, and Gisue Hariri.
What happens to a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house when it is no longer a home?
A lecture made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Interpretation and Education Fund of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. Case studies of two houses will be explored in “From Private to Public: New Uses for Wright Houses,” part two of “Still Outside the Box.”
September 20, 2012
201 S. Washington Street
$15.00 ($10.00 National Trust Members)
To purchase tickets send a check made payable to “Woodlawn” to:
PO Box 15097
Alexandria, VA 22309
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Mary Roberts, Executive Director of the Martin House Complex (1903-05) in Buffalo, New York, will address the restoration of the Martin House as well as the 2009 Toshiko Mori-designed Greatbatch Pavilion visitor center, a sensitive addition to the National Historic Landmark property.
Architect Patrick Mahoney, president of the Graycliff Conservancy, Inc., is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Walter V. Davidson House: An Examination of a Buffalo Home and Its Cousins from Coast to Coast. He has been involved with initiatives to find an alternative use for the once residential property.
Jane King Hession, former president of the Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954-59, will moderate the session.