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Anticipation of Flight by Cristian Ianculescu

October 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm October 29, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Cristian Ianculescu invites you to his new solo exhibition, “Anticipation of Flight” which will be on display from October 2 – 29 at the Waverly Street Gallery located at 4600 East West Highway, Suite 102 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Gallery’s hours are Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 4 pm and Fridays 4 – 8 pm. A special event, the opening reception, will take place on October 7 from 7 – 9 pm.

The pieces Cris Ianculescu created for this exhibition capture the quiet moment before flight, the stillness that anticipates a sudden unwinding that propels us into the future’s labyrinth of dividing paths. He carved most of the pieces in Tennessee Pink Marble, salvaged from the rubble of the old Australian Embassy in Washington, DC. It is a lovely stone, dusky pink with subtle, intriguing black patterns. He took pleasure in knowing that fragments of the precisely engineered stone, that stood in architectural stillness for so long, can now start a new life, in an organic expression, and most importantly, remain above ground.

Cris Ianculescu is a sculptor, painter, and photographer living and working in the Washington, DC region. He was born in Romania, in the south-western part of Transylvania and was introduced to drawing at an early age by his grandfather, an accomplished photographer and painter. Throughout his formative years, he developed his drawing skills under the instruction of Richard Manțu, one of Romania’s celebrated artists. He studied painting with Natasha Mokina and Leslie Exton, and sculpture with Charles Flickinger at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. He is keenly interested in figurative art and enjoys the challenge of portraying human emotion and interaction, in painting and in sculpture. When not making art, he put my Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering to good use as a technology consultant. To learn more about Cris Ianculescu and his work, please visit: www.ianculescu.com

Waverly Street Gallery is one of the oldest fine art Galleries in the Washington D.C. Metro area. Opening as “Creative Partners” in 1993 the name was changed to Waverly Street Gallery in 2007. The Gallery features contemporary visual artists working in a wide range of media. Gallery artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, digital artists, photographers, and jewelers. Monthly exhibitions showcase original artwork in many genres. With a dynamic calendar of events, demonstrations, and artist opportunities, Waverly Street Gallery is an active member of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment district.