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Influence=Convergence opens at WPA, Friday 11/6

Please join us for the opening of Influence = Convergence, a joint exhibition featuring works by WPA member artists: Joan Belmar and Minna Newman Nathanson:

November 6 – 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, November, 2009 6‐8pm with an Artists Talk at 7pm
Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington Project for the Arts presents the fifth installment of Coup d'Espace, a program that invites WPA member artists to stage their own exhibitions and programming in their Dupont Circle office space. For November Coup, member artists Joan Belmar and Minna Newman Nathanson will use the space to mount a joint exhibition, Influence = Convergence.

“What happens when two artists – different in almost every way – share a working space?...”

When they met, Joan Belmar, a Chilean immigrant in his thirties, was painting colorful, two dimensional works incorporating linear runes and circles. Nathanson, a native Washingtonian in her seventies, produced formal statements in monochromatic bent steel and explored reflective effects with plastic and wire. After two years of sharing a studio‐space, the artist both underwent a shift in their practice, which, in retrospect seemed to be directly influenced by each other's work.

In Influence=Convergence, these two artists present a series of 'pairings' that exemplify the the result of their sharing a work space. Please join us for the opening reception from 6-8pm on Friday, November 6th. There will be an informal talk given by the artists at 7pm.

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