HEMPHILL Founded in 1993 in Washington, DC, HEMPHILL is a contemporary art gallery specializing in all media.

WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1972-1975 opens on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 2 - 6 pm. The exhibition will remain on v...
01/08/2024

WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1972-1975 opens on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 2 - 6 pm. The exhibition will remain on view through March 2, 2024.

HEMPHILL is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment.

Willem de Looper
Untitled
October 1975
acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches

WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1972-1975January 27 – March 2, 2024Washington, DC - HEMPHILL is pleased to announce the exhi...
01/03/2024

WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1972-1975
January 27 – March 2, 2024

Washington, DC - HEMPHILL is pleased to announce the exhibition, WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1972 – 1975, opening on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through March 2, 2024.

Each core Washington Color School artist created and became identified with their initial motifs and techniques... Willem de Looper is identified by edge-to-edge overall staining into raw canvas. All the artists worked with unprimed canvas and acrylic paint, although some of the earliest works are in Magna, a precursor to acrylic...

In 1973, after de Looper’s initial recognition and success, he and his wife Frauke made a long-anticipated trip across the United States... Upon Willem's return to DC, he limited his color palette. He began applying paint with various paint rollers, developing a motif of horizontal bands of layered colors, adhering to staining with acrylic paint into un-primed canvas. The divide between the bands of color points to the drama of the sometimes severe, and other times the nearly indistinguishable boundaries within nature. De Looper can be applauded for extending the content of the Color School by holding back from illustrating the visual experience of desert and sky while creating parallel experiences reminiscent of his and Frauke's revelations in the American Southwest...

Our previous de Looper exhibition, “Paintings 1968 - 1972,” was quintessential Washington Color School. Like his contemporaries, the work does not refer to anything outside the painting itself, yet they are not hermetic. The current show, “Paintings 1972 - 1975” opens up by letting the spirit of the sky and the earth in, without compromising what the Color School had achieved, a second act and a rarity among his peers.

Willem de Looper
Laguna, November 1973
acrylic on canvas
59 3/4 x 119 inches

Click the link below to read the full press release.

http://www.hemphillfinearts.com/exhibitions/willem-de-looper-paintings-1972-1975

Today is the last day to see HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night on view at HEMPHILL.The galle...
12/22/2023

Today is the last day to see HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night on view at HEMPHILL.

The gallery is open from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment. The gallery will be closed from December 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 in observance of the holidays. We wish you a restful and enjoyable break. The gallery will return to regular hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Perhaps tomorrow. Tomorrow came and went
2023
acrylic and watercolor on panel
20 x 24 inches

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.The galle...
12/20/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with Special Thursday Evening Hours until 7 pm.

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through this Friday, December 22, 2...
12/19/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through this Friday, December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with Special Thursday Evening Hours until 7 pm.

The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth, darkness implacable
2023
acrylic on dibond
42 x 76 inches

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI BALANCES PATTERN WITH PAINTERLY ABSTRACTIONBy Kriston Capps, The Washington PostDecember 13, 2023...
12/16/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI BALANCES PATTERN WITH PAINTERLY ABSTRACTION
By Kriston Capps, The Washington Post
December 13, 2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night was reviewed by Kriston Capps for The Washington Post.

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi might be two painters.

One is the hand behind the gorgeous tazhib: intricate patterns of illumination borrowed from Islamic art forms. In her paintings, Ilchi designs floral and lattice motifs based on Persian crafts, drawing on her experience growing up in Tehran.

The other painter is experimental: an abstract-oriented artist looking at new ways to build up surfaces. This painter produces clouds and stains in a toxic palette, making bold textured works that look almost hazardous to the touch.

On Ilchi’s surfaces, violent abstraction and delicate illumination jockey for significance. Her perfectly hyphenated paintings take the form of surreal landscapes. The stars in her skies peek through arabesque ornamentation. The mountains on her horizons rise over luminous veils.

Click the link below to read the full review.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/12/13/hemphill-fine-arts-hedieh-javanshir-ilchi/

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through next Friday, December 22, 2...
12/16/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through next Friday, December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with Special Thursday Evening Hours until 7 pm.

12/16/2023

Hemphill Fine Arts show reveals the Washington artist’s two sides: Pretty patterns borrowed from Islamic art and surfaces that look almost hazardous to the touch.

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.The galle...
12/15/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with Special Thursday Evening Hours until 7 pm.

The fear I had so carefully forgotten
2023
acrylic on panel
8 x 8 inches

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi's work has been featured on the cover of Jonathan Koven's newest poetry book, Mystic Orchards. Jo...
12/12/2023

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi's work has been featured on the cover of Jonathan Koven's newest poetry book, Mystic Orchards.

Jonathan Koven grew up on Long Island, NY. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from American University, works as a technical writer, and reads chapbooks for Moonstone Arts. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Delana, and their cats Peanut Butter and Keebler. He has both fiction and poetry published by Assure Press, Animal Heart Press, Thirty West Publishing, and more. Read Jonathan’s poetry debut Palm Lines (2020), available from Toho Publishing. His fiction debut Below Torrential Hill (2021) is also available, a winner of the Electric Eclectic Novella Prize.

Click the link below to purchase a copy of Mystic Orchards.
https://kelsaybooks.com/products/mystic-orchards

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm with special Thursday Evening hours until 7 pm.

CUSHNERToday is the last day to see CUSHNER at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.  Be sure to sto...
12/10/2023

CUSHNER

Today is the last day to see CUSHNER at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Be sure to stop by to see the exhibition before it closes.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Museum Hours: Wednesday - Sunday | 11 am - 4 pm

12/07/2023
Happy Birthday to artist, Jacob Kainen!Jacob Kainen was born in Waterbury, CT, on December 7th in 1909. He studied at th...
12/07/2023

Happy Birthday to artist, Jacob Kainen!

Jacob Kainen was born in Waterbury, CT, on December 7th in 1909. He studied at the Art Students League and worked in the WPA Graphics Division in New York. In 1942, he moved to Washington DC, where he lived and worked until his death in 2001.

His work took root in the social realism of the 1930s, later becoming involved in the development of abstract expressionism. In 1946, he was included on Ad Reinhardt’s “Tree of Modern American Art,” a succinct map of the artists and movements defining art of the modern era. Kainen’s visceral abstractions of the 1950s encapsulated the intensity of the era, and though a break from abstraction led to a body of figurative work in the 1960s, he entered into a period of dramatic refinement of abstraction in the 1970s and 80s. Kainen’s vast fields of color and exploration of light and space allow for visual and intellectual reflection. Kainen’s work is represented in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, the Yale University Museum, New Haven, CT, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among other public and private collections.

© Photo by Carol Harrison

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.The galle...
12/06/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with Special Thursday Evening Hours until 7 pm.

Concealed, veiled, eclipsed 2
2023
acrylic on Mylar
14 x 11 inches

CUSHNERCUSHNER closes this Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.America...
12/05/2023

CUSHNER

CUSHNER closes this Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Museum Hours: Wednesday - Sunday | 11 am - 4 pm

CUSHNERCUSHNER closes next Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.America...
12/02/2023

CUSHNER

CUSHNER closes next Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Museum Hours: Wednesday - Sunday | 11 am - 4 pm

Click the link below to read a recent Washington Post article about the exhibition.

In the galleries: A two-artist show captures undulating images

Review by Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post
November 10, 2023

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/art/2023/11/10/art-gallery-shows-dc-area/

Please join Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi for an artist talk in Falvey Hall at Maryland Institute of Art (MICA) this Monday, 12...
12/01/2023

Please join Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi for an artist talk in Falvey Hall at Maryland Institute of Art (MICA) this Monday, 12/4 at 12 pm. Ilchi is currently serving as one of MICA's 2023-24 McMillan/Stewart Endowed Chairs in Painting alongside Nanette Carter.

Given in memory of former faculty Reba Stewart, the endowment was created to bring indiviuals with a diversity of thought and experience to MICA's Painting Department.

REPOST from

"It has been an absolute honor to serve as one of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) 2023-24 McMillan/Stewart Endowed Chairs in Painting. I will speak about my work next Monday, 12/4 at 12 pm in Falvey Hall."

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.The galle...
11/30/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with Special Thursday Evening Hours until 7 pm.

I took away more truth than I ever gave
2023
acrylic on dibond
48 x 60 inches

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.HEMPHILL ...
11/25/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

HEMPHILL will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Saturday, November 25, 2022. We wish you a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday.

The gallery will return to regular hours on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm and by appointment. Special Thursday Hours to 7pm.

My own private night in the morning of the day
2023
acrylic and watercolor on panel
24 x 20 inches

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.HEMPHILL ...
11/22/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

HEMPHILL will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Saturday, November 25, 2022. We wish you a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday.

The gallery will return to regular hours on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm and by appointment. Special Thursday Hours to 7pm.

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.THANKSGIV...
11/20/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 2023 GALLERY HOURS:

HEMPHILL will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Saturday, November 25, 2022. We wish you a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday.

The gallery will return to regular hours on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm and by appointment. Special Thursday Hours to 7pm.

What we really wanted to say remained folded inside
2023
acrylic and watercolor on panel
24 x 24 inches

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.The galle...
11/16/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night is on view at HEMPHILL through December 22, 2023.

The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with Special Thursday Evening Hours until 7 pm.

This time merciful nature saved us from ourselves
2023
acrylic on dibond
70 x 110 inches

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night opens today at HEMPHILL. Please join us for an opening rec...
11/11/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night opens today at HEMPHILL. Please join us for an opening reception today from 2 - 6 pm.

We are forever folding into the night
2023
acrylic on dibond
46 x 56 inches

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night opens this Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 2 - 6 pm.  The...
11/09/2023

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI: We are forever folding into the night opens this Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 2 - 6 pm. The exhibition will remain on view through December 22, 2023.

HEMPHILL is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by appointment with special Thursday evening hours until 7 pm beginning again on November 16, 2023.

William Christenberry (1936-2016) was born on this day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 5, 1936. Friend and mentor to so...
11/05/2023

William Christenberry (1936-2016) was born on this day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 5, 1936. Friend and mentor to so many, photographed by in his Washington, DC studio November 20, 2015.
Photo (c) Bill Yates, 2005.



HEMPHILL is pleased to announce:HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHIWe are forever folding into the nightOpening ReceptionSaturday, No...
11/03/2023

HEMPHILL is pleased to announce:

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI
We are forever folding into the night

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 11, 2023
2 - 6 pm

HEMPHILL is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm and by appointment.
Thursday Evening hours will resume on November 16th from 5 - 7 pm.

Exhibition on view November 11 - December 22, 2023

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Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
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