Heritage Aesthetic
September 22 – October 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 7-9 pm

Hamiltonian Gallery is proud to present Heritage Aesthetic, a new body of work by artist Amy Boone-McCreeshHeritage Aesthetic will run from September 22 through October 13, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd from 7-9 pm. Please join us for an artist’s talk on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 7:00 pm.

In her debut solo exhibition as a Hamiltonian Fellow, Amy Boone-McCreesh investigates the visual language of ceremonies and rites of passage while exploring themes of transformation and transcendence. Boone-McCreesh’s vibrant cut-paper, fabric and found object installations are a pastiche of cultural heritage, adopting material cues from tribal ephemera, Middle Eastern ornamentation, and American Indian vestments. Her deconstructed global aesthetic appropriates the embellishment associated with celebrations from across the globe, speaking broadly to human accomplishment, customs and the universal tradition of decoration. Aiding in a deeper investigation of the artist’s visual inspirations, Heritage Aesthetic will feature a reading room containing images and books that inform the work in the exhibition.

Contact Gallery Director Amanda Jirón-Murphy with all press inquiries and image requests: amanda@hamiltoniangallery.com

Hamiltonian Gallery is a dynamic space in the heart of the growing Washington, DC contemporary arts district. The gallery focuses on innovative works by emerging and mid-career artists. Hamiltonian Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm.