Exhibits at Gallery O on H primarily center around the intuitive (self-taught/Outsider) artwork from the personal collection of the owners, Dolly Vehlow and Steve Hessler.
They believe that while intuitive art stands on its own merit, sharing information more about who created it and what may have inspired or directed it brings greater value to the experience.
Intuitive art is not a category or subset of art: it is art and it the art that speaks for itself. The focus of the Gallery is not commerce but rather a desire to preserve, promote and share this creative work
The rotating installations of artwork provide an ideal backdrop to all of our events as well as the serendipitous opportunity to experience much like the venue itself the unique and the unexpected.
Attacks on Democracy
Attacks on Democracy is a gallery photo exhibit reframing the January 6th insurrection through the perspective of Black Photojournalists.
BlkArthouse partnered with Shedrick Pelt to present an exhibition which aimed to re-examine the January 6, 2022 insurrection and the shutdown of DC, These images all captured through the lens of Black Photojournalists shed light on what it’s like to navigate an industry dominated by white photographers.
Who's Looking Back
Who’s Looking Back was an immersive experience using crowd-sourced photos, placards and flyers of the protests and marches starting from the 2017 inauguration and continued to the opening of the show six months after the inauguration.
The walls of the Gallery were a visual time tunnel of photos starting with the Women’s March on January 21st and included images from the protests and marches from the weeks and months that followed.
Interspersed among the images were large mirrors the purpose of which, like the the rest of the shows content challenged the viewer to reflect on how they related to, reacted to, resisted and/or re-committed in the 6-months after January 20th.