Croft Metalwork and Drawings Exhibit to Open April 2

I am very excited about this exhibit. Robin Croft is a superb artist and craftsman whose Eldership drawings, Mondrian's Table collages and metal sculptures are, by turns, whimsical, startling, thought-provoking and often beautiful. They are also distinctive, unsentimental and socially engaged; and for all of these reasons, I am convinced they will one day be considered important contributions to the canon of early 21st Century American art.

Robin takes much of his inspiration from what's around him. The fear many Americans had/have about another terrorist attack after 9/11 inspired his "fragment" metalwork pieces; his Eldership drawings are the result of the years he's worked as a maintenance man in an assisted living facility, the only steady work he could find after the 2008 recession. Not the most promising environment for an artist, perhaps, but one that Robin Croft has used to great advantage. METALWORK AND DRAWINGS BY ROBIN CROFT (opens April 2) thru May 31.

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Belmar paintings at Busboys and Poets/ Takoma Park

A selection of Joan Belmar's "America" and "Tierra del Fuego" series paintings, first shown at CHARLES KRAUSE/ REPORTING FINE ART in 2012, is now on display through April 30 at the new Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll Ave NW, Takoma Park, DC. CROFT OPENING RECEPTION: If you would like to be invited, please call the Gallery (202-638-3612).

Gallery hours: This weekend CLOSED. Opening reception Thursday, April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 and Saturday April 4 OPEN 1-6 p.m. CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY.

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