HEMPHILL Announces Fall 2020 Art Exhibitions

Thursday October 1, 2020

This fall and winter, HEMPHILL will showcase various artworks by contemporary and historic artists. Each presentation of work will be introduced by a short video that explores aspects of its creation, provides information about the artist, and surveys key details. The videos will premiere online, in an invitation-only Zoom gathering, followed by broader distribution through various digital platforms, social media outlets, and the gallery website. Artworks featured in the videos will be installed in the gallery for in-person viewing.

All visits to the gallery are by appointment only to maintain social distancing standards, and to ensure the safety of visitors. HEMPHILL encourages appointments by individuals, families, and small groups. There will be no overlapping appointments; the gallery will be exclusively for the appointed guests. HEMPHILL has found this arrangement offers a richer, focused and more gratifying experience.

Below is a list of current and upcoming exhibitions:

Sam Gilliam, October 1-31. Presents a selection of paintings and works on paper created between 1976 and 1993. This show reveals an artist never at rest, always pushing forward.

Ryan CrottyOctober 1 – November 14. Crotty is often described as an up and coming artist to watch. His paintings, with an inexplicable illusion of spatial depth, appear to emit light.

Julie WolfeOctober 21 – November 25. Wolfe is an artist driven to create and re-create. With “Wildfires and Dreamfields,” the artist’s latest book project, she disassembles an earlier book, applies new layers of silkscreened images, adds collage elements, and gives us not an update, but a new experience.

William ChristenberryNovember 10 – December 19. The artist is renowned for his evocative vision of the decay and nobility of the rural south’s landscape and architecture. This show presents three sculptures with related photographs, works on paper, and prints.

Romare BeardenNovember 21 – December 19. A group of works on paper, collages, and watercolors explores the spirited symbolism of this mid-twentieth century master.

HEMPHILL is open every Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only. To schedule a private visit, please contact or call (202) 234-5601.