39th Street Gallery and Project Space at The Gateway Arts Center  
39th Street Gallery and Project Space Entrance
39th Street Gallery
(39th Street Entrance)
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

A Project of the Gateway Community Development Corporation.
John Paradiso – Program and Facility Manager
Gateway Arts Center/CDC

Kyujin Lee

May 21 – June 13, 2015

Saturday,   May 9   5:00-8:00 pm

The Gallery is open 7:00-9:00 pm Thurs & Fri,
12:00-3:00 pm Saturday, and by appointment
[ For appointment contact Gateway CDC: 301−864−3860 ext. 3 ]
Current Show – 39th Street Gallery
{ Opening Saturday, May 9 }

Mixed media paintings by Kyujin Lee


“In the spirit of Surrealist automatism, I begin by creating spontaneous marks on paper or canvas; I often just brush over, splatter, and/or spill water-based pigments on it.  Deliberations follow such accidents as I wait to observe and refine images, with which I compose visual narratives.

“The stories that result are deeply personal, yet meant to be universally relatable.  Replaying well-known characters from children’s stories such as Pinocchio and the Little Mermaid, especially those dreaming impossible dreams, my lines often dramatize the turbulences and complexities within emotional landscapes, that is, a world of hopes and despairs.”  —  Kyujin Lee

Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1972, Kyujin Lee received her MFA from the City College of the City University of New York in 1997 and her MA from the Teacher College, Columbia University in 2000.  Since Fall 2001, she has been living, working, and teaching art in Washington, DC.

Kyujin Lee - "I Will Fix You" (2007) - Ink, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, tissue paper on paper, 30" x 22 1/2"

On display in the 39th Street Corridor

Paintings by
Ric Garcia  and  Jodi Kolker Ferrier

www.RicGarciaStudio.com     www.JodiFerrier.com

Current Artist-in-Residence

Tim McLoraine

Tim McLoraine designs video art for live concert and opera productions.  Works for concert include Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and Persephone with the American Symphony Orchestra, Britten's Les Illuminations, Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin and John Adams’ Harmonielehre with the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra.  Projections for opera include Janácek’s Cunning Little Vixen with the New York Philharmonic, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio performed at the Teatro del Lago in Chile and Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Current AIR Tim McLoraine

AIR Artist Talk with Gateway's Artist in Residence Tim McLoraine
Saturday April 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Please join the 39th Street Gallery for Tim McLoraine's end of residency artist talk.  Tim has been such an asset to the Gateway Arts Center Community over the time at 39th Street.  He has taken full advantage of his time here, attending workshops and lectures, participating with exhibitions, and above all spending as much time as possible making art in the AIR studio.  Come and see his progress and wish him well as he continues to prosper in his artistic endeavors.

Tim McLoraine creates video and animation that is projected onto site specific structures, often in conjunction with live performance.  Notable, large scale works include Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex with the American Symphony Orchestra, Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen with the New York Philharmonic, Britten's Les Illuminations with the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

Image still from RING FINGER, 2015

Image still from HONTANAS, 2015


Saturday,  May 9  –  5:00-8:00 pm
Open Studios AFTER PARTY

Mixed media paintings by Kyujin Lee
Curated by John Paradiso

Please join the Gateway CDC's 39th Street Gallery for the Artist Reception of mixed media artist Kyujin Lee and celebrating at the After Party for the Gateway Open Studio Tourwww.GatewayOpenStudios.org

Recently at the
39th Street Gallery

Stephen Honicki

“Whether it be a classic Hitchcock mystery or a contemporary daytime soap opera, the dramatic interplay between characters in a make-believe world has strongly influenced my work as an artist.  As a photographer, my intent is for viewers to see my images as a series of dramatic vignettes unfolding before their eyes.  Through these photographs, the viewer is able to get a glimpse into various ‘scenes’ of my life – sometimes semi-autobiographical – sometimes ‘dislocated’ stories from those in my life at the time.  I see myself as a ‘visual storyteller’ dealing with the underlying themes of love, relationships, loss, and hope.”  —  Stephen Honicki

Stephen Honicki - "Out of Control" (2007), archival pigment print, 5" x 7"

Andrew Burans, Eric Gabriel, Maya Harrison, Lauren Jeyoon Lee, Peter Sibrin, Rrezart Beqa, Siena Roccograndi

Please join the 39th Street Gallery for an exhibit of 7 young artists from the University of Maryland's Art Honors Program.

The Honors Program provides a special experience for a select group of qualified Studio Art majors during their senior year.  This highly competitive program is designed for students who have demonstrated excellence in studio courses and achieved a high level of academic success.

University of Maryland's Art Honors Program

Elisabeth Jacobsen

“In my art, I combine the sometimes-contradictory elements of my religious upbringing and my sexuality, exploring religion and spirituality in the context of feminist and gay issues.  I transform these deeply personal experiences as universal themes that address identity, human consciousness, loss of life, health, and relationships.

“My formal training has been extensive and diverse, including professional merchandise display, photography, and sculpture.  The combination of these disciplines has informed my approach to art making, the way that I assemble materials and found objects, and the types of compositions and tableaus that I create.”  — Elisabeth Jacobsen

Elisabeth Jacobsen, "SHIELDED MADONNA" (2012) - wood cigar box, plaster, rosary, and silver leaf

Christopher Romer

“Although the Charmers are affixed to the wall, and therefore seemingly mysteriously held in suspension in the world, their rhythmic, self-conscious orientation and systematic worn paint effects very clearly keep us aware of their classic sculptural concerns of material, form, weight, and gravity.”  — Christopher Romer

THE CHARMERS - Christopher Romer

Laurie Breen, Pete Duvall, John Grunwell, Joe Hicks, Katie Kaufman, Charles Reiher, Tina Silverman, Ann Stoddard, Linda Uphoff, Valerie Watson

These artists have studios at the Gateway Art Center

Summer Show - Laurie Breen, Pete Duvall, John Grunwell, Joe Hicks, Katie Kaufman, Charles Reiher, Tina Silverman, 
Ann Stoddard, Linda Uphoff, and Valerie Watson

Shaunté Gates & Njena Surae Jarvis
Curated by Martha Jackson Jarvis

“The works of Shaunté Gates and Njena Surae Jarvis explores the body as metaphor, challenging the torpid qualities of painting and sculpture with a sense of didactic theater and enigmatic forms.  Their works command and redefine space with mysterious pairings of disparate forms and malign compositions.  There is a non-static reconfiguration, reconstruction and reinvention that occurs simultaneously that both disturbs and stimulates.  Viewers are made a part of this ever changing matrix that remains haunting, unknowable and in a state of flux.” — Martha Jackson Jarvis

"Night Tanning" - 2014, detail - Njena Surae Jarvis
Njena Surae Jarvis

“The two exhibits, NATURAL WORLD and ECOLOGY: Home and the Anacostia, share an intimacy between mankind and nature, with a personal exploration of life, death, loss and renewal.”  — John Paradiso, curator.

Eric Rhein

Rhein’s body of work includes photography, mixed media sculptural constructions, and works on paper.  His HIV status has significantly influenced his work, whose focus includes the expression of sexuality, vulnerability and resilience, mortality and transcendence, and gives a heightened image of the human experience.

"NATURAL WORLD" - Eric Rhein

ECOLOGY: Home and the Anacostia
Krista Schlyer

The exhibit pieces are meant to evoke consciousness of time and place as it is felt in the watershed: the seasons of life, from summer, winter, spring and fall, to the seasons of vitality, abuse, neglect, and recovery.

"ECOLOGY: Home and the Anacostia" -  Krista Schlyer

featuring Kyle Bauer

“I compose my sculptures by the means of arranging, stacking, and piling – trusting the instincts of building.  In many cases, I let the objects dictate their own forms.  I recognize that this methodology more closely correlates to the formalist qualities within my sculptures, allowing me the ability to investigate a broader expression of ideas.  I derive pleasure from this act of construction and enjoy how this process provides multiple layers of meaning as well as investigation through the use of color, surface, pattern and form.” — Kyle Bauer

"LATITUDE" - featuring Kyle Bauer

Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
a project of the Gateway Community Development Corporation
39th Street Studios 39th Street Gallery and Project Space
Gallery 110
Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

About Gateway CDC:

Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) drives economic revitalization along the U.S. Route 1 Corridor through business and neighborhood development initiatives including promotion of the arts as a community building strategy.  Gateway CDC works within the communities of Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Mount Rainier, Maryland, and in collaboration with multiple partners to ensure the success of the entire Gateway Arts District.  Gateway CDC is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in North Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland.

The Gateway Community Development Corporation owns and operates the Gateway Arts Center and the 39th Street Gallery.