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Galleries and Museums Joan Belmar Arrives at ‘America’

The Washington Post Galleries: Joan Belmar arrives at ‘America’ after Chilean political change By Mark Jenkins,November 01, 2012 Joan Belmars Reforma #1. Acrylic, ink, gouache, oil and colored pencil… (Courtesy Joan Belmar and…) At first glance, it’s hard to understand whyJoan Belmar hid his “America” series for 13 years. The collaged paintings are mostly abstract, and the childlike images etched into or drawn atop the paint don’t seem especially controversial. The... [more]
Posted by Joan Belmar on 11/1/12

Joan Belmar's HIDDEN TREASURE Painting The Gallery’s fourth exhibition presents the work of one of the country’s most promising and talented artists, Joan Belmar, whose experience as an émigré to the United States is both the subject of his early paintings and a near-perfect example of the consequences of an immigration system that badly needs reform. The exhibit’s title, “Hidden Treasure,” refers to the more than 100 paintings the artist created... [more]
Posted by Joan Belmar on 3/11/12


17 JULY 2010 Edited By Ellyn Weiss and Robert Bettmann have lived in many cultures, but have never felt completely at home in any one. Born in Chile, I moved to Ibiza, Spain at 24, and to the U.S. at 28. In each culture, I have experienced the feelings of an outsider. I have come to understand that “all is not what it seems.” My need to communicate this point of view is what drives my art. In my recent work, I have created 3-inch thick worlds under glass. At the... [more]
Posted by Joan Belmar on 7/27/10

Ellyn Weiss on Neptune Gallery

Ellyn Weiss on Neptune Gallery HOME WRITING FOR BOURGEON ABOUT Home » Around Town, Local History 17 JULY 2010 In this post on her Gessohead blog, local arts writer (and Bourgeon editor) Ellyn Weiss describes some of the unique and innovative work presently on view at the Neptune Gallery in Bethesda. Here is an excerpt: “Elyse Harrison, doyenne of Neptune Gallery, has, along with Cate Fraser of Fraser Gallery, consistently brought serious work by... [more]
Posted by Joan Belmar on 7/27/10
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