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The colorful, textile-like works of Simon Gouverneur and Andy Moon Wilson are the focus of the Curator’s Office current exhibit “Debt.” The show’s title references the indebtedness Wilson feels to Gouverneur’s work, after he first saw it in 2006. While the visual catalyst of the late Gouverneur is an interesting narrative introduction for the exhibition, only two of Gouverneur’s paintings are in the space, and his work becomes a forgotten amuse-bouche once you feast on the tightly rendered and highly meticulous little drawings by Wilson. It’s a veritable tasting menu, with 124 four-inch square drawings lining one wall. Each work explodes with color and design—it’s an aesthetic that comes naturally to Wilson, who pays the bills as a carpet designer. At $80 a pop, you’ll want to go into debt buying as many of these small works as you can.
THE EXHIBIT IS ON VIEW NOON TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY OR BY APPOINTMENT TO FEB. 12 AT THE CURATOR’S OFFICE, 1515 14TH ST. NW. FREE. (202) 387-1008.