Voyages on Earth and in Space Works by Ken & Julie Girardini



Zenith Gallery Presents: Voyages on Earth and in Space Works by Ken & Julie Girardini

Show Dates:November 5 –28, 2015
Meet the Artists Reception: Thursday, November 5, 4:00-8:00 PM
1429 Iris St., NW, Washington, DC 20012-1409
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For the past two decades husband and wife design team, Ken & Julie Girardini, have been manipulating metals to their utmost imaginable limits, and continue to produce works that simply amaze! While the Girardini’s similarly work primarily in steel and aluminum they both have their own identity when selecting what comes next.Ken takes a more photographic and painterly approach using the metals as a canvas. Intriguing imagery and the illusion of space are his objectives in the creations of his photo-panel works. His latest body of work, influenced from his time at NASA, centers around the subject of space exploration.Julie takes a more sculptural direction, shaping the metals into such symbolic objects as; boats, houses, nest and pods. She says of her work, “…these forms hold the essence of where we are coming from and our history, but at the same time are all vessels of new beginnings”. Feeling strongly that “objects that people interact with daily need to be well designed and functional in addition to being beautiful”, the Girardini design team also designs functional home décor and furniture.

The Girardini’s have shown their work at American Craft Council shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco; at the Washington Fine Craft Show since 1994, and at the craft and fine art shows in St. Louis, Philadelphia and beyond. The Girardini’s pieces have also been exhibited in galleries and collections including American Embassy in Canada and the International Craft Collection.

Information:Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963,
Gallery Hours: Wednesday -Saturday 12-6 pm, all other times by appointment.

Now celebrating 37 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject.The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/sculpture garden off16thStreet at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012.Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.