The Arts Club of Washington

Washington, DC



Arts Club of Washington Presents David FeBland


On Friday, February 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Arts Club of Washington will host an opening reception for artist David FeBland and members of the Club's Painting Workshop. FeBland's collection of contemporary oil on linen cityscapes entitled City of Rhythm will be on display in the Main Gallery. In the M&M Gallery, the Arts Club will host works by the Arts Club's Painting Workshop which is celebrating its fourteenth year under the guidance of Gladys Kazigian. Both shows will run from January 27 through February 28, 1999.

David FeBland's vibrant visions of contemporary urbanism come from an academic background in political science, environmental design, and landscape architecture. His works explore the complex issues of individualism and mass identity and portray a variety of groups and subcultures in their ceaseless competition for space and power. FeBland describes his work as "invented realities" and says, "I take the guy no one remembers and build a painting around him...I elevate him from the anonymity of peripheral bit player in the American mainstream." Ferdinand Protzman of The Washington Post writes,"FeBland's oil paintings of New York City catch all the hustle, bustle and in-your-face vibrancy of the Big Apple in high-voltage color and a fresh, realistic style." Art critic Mark St. John Erickson calls FeBland's work "...painterly, whimsical, jarring and politically savvy all at once...every painter would like to pack this much abundance into a single work."

The Arts Club of Washington, founded in 1916, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the promotion of the arts in the nation's capital. The Club is located in the historic home of President James Monroe at 2017 "I" Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Club's galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

From top to bottom: Hear No Evil, oil on linen, 14 x 33 inches, 1997; Black Totem, oil on linen, 22 x 289 inches, 1997; Hoodlums, oil on linen, 48 x 50 inches, 1997

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