Round out your holiday shopping with well-priced pieces (we’re talking $20-$1,000) by emerging and veteran artists from the gallery’s current show, Alptraum.
Bill McRight, $20
Limited-edition silk-screen prints by the Philly-based artist are ideal for the brother who’s ready to replace those dorm room posters. Each nineteen-by-fifteen-inch image has an intricate black tribal-masked face on cream paper.
Jessica van Brakle, $75-$450
Architecture and design enthusiasts will be in awe of the up-and-coming D.C. artist’s construction creations. We adore “Honey Moon,” a drawing of cranes on a yellow paint-sample card, and “Pimpernel,” which depicts buildings and cranes in black with a pink floral-pattern overlay.
Lisa Marie Thalhammer, $450
Your in-the-know gal pal will dig “Lizard with Stars, Strap and Watch,” a pencil and collage piece containing images from the contemporary fashion world.
Rachel Waldron, $150
Blow cinephiles away with “Tempting Fate (Urban Decay)” or “Tempting Fate (Intersection),” archival giclée prints (eight-by-ten inches) that incorporate ethereal-looking stills from movies.
Melissa Dickenson, $200-$250
You’ll claim the beautiful acrylic, vintage wallpaper, and graphite pieces are for your children, but we secretly know they’re for you. We’ve got our eye on the whimsical yet sophisticated girl wearing a pleated skirt holding a riding crop in “Red Coat” and auto favorite “Race Care.”
Transformer, 1404 P Street Northwest, between 14th and 15th Streets (202-483-1102 or transformergallery.org).
Photo: Courtesy of Transformer
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