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W.C. Richardson: Catch and Release


Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, June 20, 2014

Washington art dealer Annie Gawlak, whose G Fine Art recently moved out of the Trinidad neighborhood after developers announced plans to convert her building into condos, has relocated to 16th Street Heights. She’ll share a renovated storefront with Civilian Art Projects, whose inaugural exhibition, “Amy Hughes Braden: Are You Gonna Eat That?,” closed last week.

Gawlak’s first show in the new space, which opens Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., features recent work by longtime area painter W.C. Richardson. Titled “Catch and Release,” the exhibition showcases Richardson’s signature style: intricately patterned and layered abstraction that disrupts the hard edge of geometry with a jazzlike visual syncopation.