Cushner Paintings Opens March 15 in Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries

Posted: March 10, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

His work seems deceptively simple. Yet viewers come away with a new regard for the artist’s ample investment in each canvas–investments brought to fruition in works called “strong, lyrical, rhythmic” by the Washington Post. Steven Cushner, in his exhibit Paintings in the Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries, March 15 through April 7, displays his trademark central geometric shapes and monochromatic creations as well as works using a different style and color.

Cushner’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, and he shows regularly at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., and Reynolds Gallery in Richmond. His work is in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; and the Washington Post offices. He has received an Artist’s Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Cushner holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Maryland, and he teaches at Corcoran School of Art, American University, and Vermont College.

An artist’s talk begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, in the Fine Arts Gallery, followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Gallery.

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