Where the Art Is
Area Galleries Find New Homes in Unconventional Spaces
By Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, November 14, 2008
After 2 1/2 years at Ninth and U streets NW, Project 4 Gallery has just opened a new space ... all of four blocks away. It's a lot closer to the up-and-coming U Street art district, which includes the new Hamiltonian Gallery (in fact, it's renting part of the Hamiltonian building), yet it maintains its idiosyncratic, two-story floor plan with a light-filled atrium connecting the two spaces. No sterile white cube here.
Gallery director Anne Surak says Project 4's somewhat in-your-face architecture forces artists to respond to the space in creative ways. And it forces the gallery to pick artists who aren't afraid to adapt. The gallery's next show will include site-specific installations created by ceramic artist Margaret Boozer.