Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday night Longview Gallery Presents the works of Michelle Peterson-Albandoz Revive

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Thursday, March 31
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Long View Gallery
1234 9th St NW
Washington, DC

Long View Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit by Chicago-based artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, titled “Revive.” An accomplished painter and mixed-media artist, Michelle Peterson-Albandoz is well known for her unique use of reclaimed wood. Using discarded wood found in and around her Chicago neighborhood, she creates both constructions on panels and sculptures.

Michelle Peterson-Albandoz grew up surrounded by forests in both Connecticut and Puerto Rico, and found a connection to them that has lasted throughout her creative career. Experiencing first-hand the pristine quality and balance of these ecosystems made her hyper aware of the effect humans have on the environment outside of those woods. Now having lived in Chicago for nearly twenty years, Peterson-Albandoz has been surrounded by a constantly changing urban landscape, full of both destruction and construction. Historic but decrepit wood buildings were pulled down like trees in logging sites and their planks and beams were systematically dumped into landfills, rotting in piles. Her artwork benefited from a visceral response to this waste. She began collecting heaps of the discarded wood and turning them into the basis of her artistic process today.

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