Relatively few local artists have found success in D.C. - a town where art can be an afterthought. Sam Gilliam chose to make his career as an artist here, founding a prominent art movement in the sixties. Sam continues to push the boundaries of painting today and thinks a younger generation could change Washington's reputation.
A Peek at Sam Gilliam's "Close to Trees:"
All images from artist Sam Gilliam's "Close to Trees." A site-specific installation. Acrylic, polypropylene, nylon, and a mirror. Courtesy Marsha Mateyka Gallery: