Saturday, November 5, 2011

Art Crimes: Josse / Wobken

The Dunes Presents Art Crimes, with French painter Antoine Josse and bronze sculptor Ferama Wobken, opening November 14th.

The latest installment of Art Crimes, a monthly art exhibition curated by The Dunes, focuses on two talented artists based in France. Meet Ferama during the Opening Reception, which features live french music by Rachel Sberro, complementary hor d’oeuvres, and spectacular art. French wines and more at the cash/credit bar. Free and open to the public.

Exhibition runs November 14th - December 7th, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday, November 14th, 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.
The Dunes Gallery
1402 Meridian Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010.

About Ferama Wobken:
Ferama's artistic direction experienced a decisive turn while she was in West-Africa where she learned the lost wax method, a bronze founding technique. Working in her own studio later in Bamako, Mali gave an African and earthy influence to her work which is seen in her current sculptures. The sculptures talk about the simplicity of mankind arising from the essence of being. With their attributes of strength, beauty, peace, freedom, sensuality and devotion the longings of much of the world are shown.

About Antoine Josse: About Antoine:
Influenced by the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti, Antoine Josse creates interplay between figures in his textural paintings that not only tell poignant stories, but reach to the depths of human emotions. "Art is for me a prolongation of life; artists are the witnesses of their time which they translate through their sensibility and practice." -A. Josse.

About Art Crimes: Presented by The Dunes, Art Crimes is a series of monthly exhibitions which is currently presented in their gorgeous new multi-use gallery space in N.W. Featured artists, who are often D.C. based, are meticulously chosen both for their phenomenal talent and projected investment value. Genres range from painting and photography to sculpture and mixed media.

Pictured: Antoine Josse,“ L’air de jeux “ Acrylic, sand plaster & wood, 30x70 cm.
Ferama Wobken “ Eagle “ Bronze, 49 x 5 cm.

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