...and then returns to DC.
Though happily ensconced in Eichstätt, Germany, and not able to come stateside, local artist Shoshanna Ahart is showing her work at gallery plan b through next Saturday, May 13th.
Shoshanna has a delightful way of playing with light and structure, making the things we walk by every day take on an otherworldly quality. She's lived all over - Miami, DC, Germany - and each city holds a special place in her heart and work.
So if you've been saving up for a splurge, head right over to the gallery for a look - you just might fall in love with a piece, like I did, years ago. I still haven't bought it (I have expensive taste - I go right for the ones "chained to the rack"), but I can picture the brilliantly soft orange Coronado roof against what I think of as signature Ahart sky. Make a beeline for the teensy ones, like Interior with Tulips, a mere 7.5" x 6". And you can feel good about branching up and out from the postcard-in-a-frame manner of decorating**
*Full disclosure: Shoshanna is a dear friend of mine, so I'm shamelessly promoting her work. It also happens to be that I think her an enormously accomplished artist whose work I would gladly hang in my home. The etching she gave me on my departure from an earlier job holds a place of honor in my bedroom.
**Not that there's anything wrong with that - not in the least. But there is something special about owning a piece, as teeny as it might be, of original art.