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Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC Fall 2016 Newsletter

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Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC has been busy this past summer and fall working on art collections and commissions for corporate clients.

Over the past six months we have been serving our clients on projects ranging from commissioning and installing several large scale sculptures for interior and outdoor spaces, implementing a new collection for a longterm client, and managing an extensive existing art collection of over 300 artworks. The work on this significant collection of modern and contemporary art included the creation of inventory and condition reports and supervising moving, conservation services, framing, temporary storage, delivery, and reinstallation of over 300 works.

Commission001We are currently working on a commission for a monumental sculpture for a courthouse interior. We are looking forward to sharing this with you in the near future and hope that you will continue to keep us in mind for all of your fine art endeavors.

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November 2016

Work by renowned African-American painter Sam Gilliam joins permanent collection at Tufts Art Gallery

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Read the full article here.

February 2015

Jean Efron Art Consultants featured in Washington Post Article:
Law firms try to shake up old image with new, bold art made specifically for them

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Work by Jean Efron Art Consultants for McDermott Will & Emery law firm was highlighted in the article, as well as an interview with Jean.

“Law firms went from, ‘Okay, we have to have some things on the wall,’ to, ‘We should have some nice paintings,’ to now, which is, ‘I’m interested in art and I want to have something that can reflect the firm’s vision and how we see ourselves through works of art,’ ” said Jean Efron, an art consultant who worked with McDermott and has consulted for more than 100 law firms in a 36-year career…

The shift in how law firms approach art reflects a change in how firms think about the design of their workspace and the impression they want to leave with clients and the public.

You can read the full article, written by Catherine Ho, here.

May 2015

James Crable: Streets and Sidewalks at The Heurich Gallery

We are pleased to announce the June 10th opening at The Heurich Gallery of James Crable: Streets and Sidewalks, an exhibition of color photographs by the Harrisonburg, Virginia-based artist.

The large-scale composite photographs on view in Streets and Sidewalks are part of an ongoing series that demonstrates the artist’s inexhaustible fascination with the urban landscape. When read from a distance, the works appear as colorful, geometric abstractions, with architectural elements like ramps and doorways combining to kaleidoscopic effect. When viewed up close, however, the individual people and scenes that make up the whole become clear. Says Crable, “I am intrigued by the way walls, doorways, sidewalks and stairways create a seemingly theatrical background for all manner of passersby. The pervasive human presence appears to relate directly to the changing rhythms one often encounters in metropolitan areas.”

An early adopter of large-scale color photography, James Crable has been exploring the possibilities of the medium for nearly 40 years. His artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship and the Southeastern College Art Association’s Award of Distinction.

Mr. Crable is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University where he taught fine art for over 20 years. He holds degrees from the State University College, Buffalo, NY (BS); Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (MFA); and Chelsea School of Art, London, England (HDA).

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 10th, 5:30 – 7 pm

On View: June 10 – September 9, 2015

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties
505 9th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004

March 2015

Billy Friebele: Ultrasonic Landscapes at The Heurich Gallery

We are pleased to announce the March 24th opening at The Heurich Gallery of Billy Friebele: Ultrasonic Landscapes, a multimedia exhibition by the Washington-based artist.

In Ultrasonic Landscapes, Friebele aims to capture and represent, both sonically and visually, the rhythms of life in a specific place and time. At the center of the interactive installation is a motion-activated “sound machine” – built from found objects including a shopping cart, a discarded drum, and a lamp shade – that responds to human presence by striking a tone block at varying pitches and intensities depending on the proximity of the viewer. This sonar data is recorded by a computer and translated into a dynamic data visualization that is displayed on an adjacent monitor. Visitors to the Heurich Gallery become part of the evolving sonic and graphic landscapes that comprise the artwork. The installation also includes a series of colorful prints on brushed silver panels that function as records of past human interactions with the sound machine. Ultrasonic Landscapes builds on Friebele’s recent installation at Hamiltonian Gallery and furthers his exploration of the transitory yet interconnected nature of our urban interactions.

Billy Friebele is a multimedia artist working in the Washington, DC metro region. His artwork examines the passage of time in public space through video, drawing, and installation. He is a co-founder of Freespace Collective and FLEX, a group of artists and curators who produce ephemeral exhibitions in non-art spaces. Billy has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Katzen Arts Center at American University, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 24th, 5:30 – 7 pm

On View: March 24 – June 10, 2015

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

Listen to Billy Friebele describe the work in the exhibition here.

February 2015

Jean Efron interviewed by The Washington Post

Jean Efron was recently interviewed by The Washington Post’s Catherine Ho for an article entitled “Law firms try to shake up old image with new, bold art made specifically for them.”  Jean spoke about the increasing number of clients interested in working with contemporary artists and in developing art programs that “reflect the firm’s vision and how [they] see [them]selves through works of art.”  Read the full story here.

December 2014

Roberto Bocci: Metrorail extended through December 9

Read the interview with Roberto Bocci in The Washington Post’s Express here.

On View: September 10th – December 9th, 2014
Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm

Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties
505 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

November 2014

Richard Dana: Reverberation Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk

We are pleased to announce the December 10th exhibition opening and artist talk for Richard Dana: Reverberation  at the Heurich Gallery. The exhibition, which was curated by Jean Efron Art Consultants and sponsored by Boston Properties, will featuring recent work by the Washington-based artist. 

Reverberation, Richard Dana’s latest body of work, comprises a new series of large-scale digital pigment prints on view for the first time in this exhibition. These vibrant abstract works are the result of Dana’s distinct process that exploits chance, experimentation, and analog and digital technologies. Dana begins by creating black and white drawings or collages which he then scans into his computer. The digital images are submitted to a series of manipulations – they are bent, stretched, warped, imploded, exploded, massaged, and colored – until any trace of the artist’s hand disappears. Each intervention builds upon the previous one, resulting in a mesmerizing body of images that vibrate with rhythm and color.  

About Richard Dana
Richard L. Dana is a self-taught artist based in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Dana received an undergraduate degree in Russian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkin’s School of Advanced International Studies in 1977. In 1984, after years of creating art in his spare time, Dana left his position as an economist and Soviet Affairs expert in order to pursue a career in art.

Dana has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. Selected exhibitions in the United States include the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), The Drawing Center (New York, NY), Tribes Gallery (New York, NY), the International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC), and the Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC). Internationally Mr. Dana has exhibited in Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

About The Heurich Gallery
The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties is located at 505 9th St NW, Washington, DC. Since 2007 the Gallery has been dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists who live and work in the Washington, DC, region. The Heurich Gallery is named in honor of Christian Heurich and his descendants, who, as prominent early landowners in Washington, were important to the development of the city as we know it today.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: December 10th, 2014, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
505 9th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004

On View: December 10th, 2014 – March 11th, 2015
Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm

Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties
505 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

September 2014

Roberto Bocci: Metrorail Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk

Roberto Bocci, Metrorail, Dupont Circle, 2014

We are pleased to announce the September 10th opening at The Heurich Gallery of Roberto Bocci: Metrorail, an exhibition featuring recent work by the Washington-based artist.

Metrorail, Roberto Bocci’s newest body of work, is a fascinating multidisciplinary project that explores urban environments in and around the Washington, DC, Metrorail system. This terrain, familiar to the millions of commuters and tourists who pass through on a daily basis, is rendered disorienting yet strangely beautiful in the large-scale panoramic photographs and experimental film on view. Bocci employs photographic techniques including stop-motion and photo stitching to present multiple moments and perspectives concurrently.  In one panoramic work, a passing traveler captured in crisp focus is juxtaposed with the blur of a train speeding by. The long, horizontal grid structure of the panoramas calls to mind not only the architecture of the Metrorail system, but also the geometry of film strips, evoking cinematic time as well. Says Bocci, “I believe that urban environments have a direct influence on human life and that architectural structures can be considered metaphors for the human body. As an artist I am interested in portraying the relationship between humans and their urban environments and the sense of disorientation that may derive from inhabiting these spaces.”

Roberto Bocci is a photographer, media artist, and Associate Professor of Digital Media and Photography at Georgetown University. His practice includes single and composite photographic images and experimental time-based works; his artistic concerns encompass multiple points of view and questions of personal and social identity. Bocci has shown his work in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia and has been awarded fellowships and grants including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Woodstock Photography Grant and numerous Georgetown University research grants. Roberto Bocci was born in Siena, Italy and lives and works in Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA.

Read the Washington Post Express interview with Roberto Bocci here.

On View: September 10th – December 2nd, 2014
Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm

Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties
505 9th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004

August 2014

Jayme McLellan: Pleasing Nature reviewed in The Washington Post; extended through September 10th

Described by Mark Jenkins in The Washington Post as “a show of pointed contrasts. McLellan’s Heurich Gallery exhibition juxtaposes rustic scenes and urban vignettes, the grand and the everyday, fleeting instants and words that have lasted for a century or more.”

Read the full review here.

On View: June 11th – September 10th, 2014
Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm

Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties
505 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

June 2014

We are pleased to announce the June 11th opening at The Heurich Gallery at Boston Properties of Jayme McLellan: Pleasing Nature, an exhibition featuring photographs by the Washington-based artist.

Jayme McLellan, And the past is present and all is one (authentic light), 2014

Pleasing Nature, Jayme McLellan’s most recent body of work, pairs scenes from the natural world with images from contemporary material culture to call into question what is truly beautiful. While some photographs evoke Romantic notions of beauty – clouds etching the sky, a green landscape at golden hour – others capture fragments from daily life in which ideas about femininity are both prescribed and enacted.  The images are encased in lavish frames, a metaphor for the use of artifice and personal adornment as layers of defense between the outside world and the complex world within. The objects take on deeper psychological significance when paired with titles drawn from iconic 20th century literature and postmodern philosophy.  Through these juxtapositions of image and text, McLellan exposes the complexities, contradictions, and desires hidden beneath a beautiful surface.

Jayme McLellan is an artist, educator, curator, writer, and gallery director. She is the founder and director of the Washington, DC gallery Civilian Art Projects. Prior to Civilian, McLellan co-founded Transformer (2002-2006), a non-profit arts organization dedicated to serving emerging artists. McLellan is adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, American University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Her most recent solo exhibition, Jealousy of Clouds, was held at Heiner Contemporary in June 2013 in Washington, DC. She has exhibited her artwork in New York, New Orleans, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

On View: June 11th – September 2nd, 2014
Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm

Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

Opening Reception and Artist Talk:
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

5:30 – 7 pm

September 2013

Washingtonian magazine features “For Art’s Sake,” an article that included Jean Efron Art Consultants.

“Art consultants such as Efron…can help navigate unfamiliar terrain. ‘We guide our customers because it can be overwhelming,” says Efron, who’s now in her 36th year as a consultant in Washington. ‘We can set up appointments with galleries and artists and help people get started, narrow the field, and make fewer mistakes.”

 

March 31, 2012


Jean Efron was featured in the New York Times article Art Makes a Statement for Business, Too.” 

“The artwork that organizations choose for their buildings, or for their grounds, is as important as the art that people select for their homes.”

Read more here.