In the Gallery, Glenstone presents a selection of paintings, drawings, mezzotints, and sculptures by Vija Celmins (American, b. Latvia 1938) from the 1960s through the past decade. The exhibition marks the artist’s first solo presentation in the Washington, D.C., area since 1979. Celmins is acclaimed for her meticulous renderings of images of the natural world—the night sky, the ocean surface, and spiderwebs, among others—many of which were featured in To Fix the Image in Memory, a major retrospective of her work that traveled the United States and Canada from 2018-2019, installed at the Met Breuer, SFMOMA, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Vija Celminshttps://www.glenstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CELMv_GF_ReverseNightSky-1067x800.jpgA rectangular canvas painted white has been splattered with black dots of various, but tiny, sizes.
Vija Celminshttps://www.glenstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CELMv_GF_BlackboardTableau14-1067x800.jpgTwo shabby-looking framed blackboards, lightly dusted with green-tinted pastel, are mounted on a white wall.
Vija Celmins A Painting in Six Parts, 1986-87/2012-16 Celmins1986