Artist J. Thomas Wells speaks the ancient language of assemblage fluently. His 3-D compositions elevate mundane objects sacred status. Retired musical instrument parts frequent his wall hung sculptures. His small table-top pieces invite tactile contact. Some of these smaller works, intended for holiday gifts, can be converted into Christmas tree ornaments.
The show runs at Newman Gallery, 513 11th St. NE, from Dec. 1 to Jan 13. For hours, visit www.newmangalleries.com.