Insider Edit: What Natalie’s Loving


I feel so lucky to be the gallery assistant at Chevy Chase. To handle and present this wonderful collection everyday is a gift. Whether facilitating the efforts of art consultants or assisting our skilled art handler, I am constantly engaging with beautiful pieces that tell such interesting stories.

Art has always been an avenue I love to wander down and as a cinephile I enjoy picturing myself in the captivating scenes that artists create. Here are a few works by artists that I love to engage with.

 

Carol O’Malia, Throw Out Your Cares, Oil on canvas, 30 x 72 inches

 

Carol O’Malia | Throw Out Your Cares

This serene piece by Carol O’Malia is a unique still life that pulls me in like a cozy bedscape should. As the title suggests, it leaves me feeling luxurious and carefree. The way she paints her whites gives an incredible crispness to the piece and allows for such detailed movement in her fabrics. I could dive in and relax with these pillows forever.

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Meredith Pardue, Celestial Arabesque III, Mixed media on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

 

Meredith Pardue | Celestial Arabesque III

Meredith Pardue creates pieces that dance upon the wall. Seeing this piece in person for the first time allowed me to fully understand the title. It is heavenly with flowing organic shapes and stunning texture that pulls me in and places me in an underwater scene and I am mesmerized watching the shells glisten as they float around. I always look forward to seeing new pieces by Pardue in person because it brings them to life.

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David Burdeny, Koi and Sakura Petals, Kyoto, Japan, Photograph on aluminum, 44 x 55 inches

 

David Burdeny | Koi and Sakura Petals, Kyoto, Japan

Burdeny’s photographs were some of the first pieces that spoke to me when I started at the gallery. The world he sees is the world I want to live in. His vivid colors and worldly subjects reminds me of a Wes Anderson film and allows me to create my own narrative. I start to hear the sounds and smell the aromas of a location that I may or may not have visited. David Burdeny’s photographs give their viewers an immersive experience unlike any other.

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Making A First Impression

An entryway should set the tone for the rest of your home as well as give an inviting welcome to anyone who crosses the threshold. A beautiful piece of artwork paired with elegant design is a great way to make a first impression and introduce the personality of your space.

Take a look at some of our recent entryway art installs below that present a unique introduction.

Xan Padron, Madrid, Photograph on Paper, 46.25 x 31.25 inches

 

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Beatriz Simon, Yellow Song, Mixed Media on Canvas, 68 x 48.5 inches

 

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Gavin Benjamin, Miss A Thing 5, Mixed Media on Board, 61.5 x 61.5 inches

 

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Alexander Sheversky, Hydrangea on Black, Oil on Canvas, 50 x 54 inches. Image from Hank Page Design

 

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