“The New Breed”
September 9, 2005

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“The New Breed”

Sept 9- Oct 9, 2005

New Work from Team Lump from Raleigh, N.C.
Opening: Friday, September 9th from 7-9 PM Old trees, girls with slight mustaches, malformed animals, hippies, trash, a slew of faces, pretty things and tinfoil robots are just some of the topics covered by these Team Lump artists. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, and probably other suprizes will be made by the likes of Justin Crosby, Stewart Sineath, Gary Smith, Tory Wright, Bob Schatte, Josh Rickards, Jeremy Taylor and Allyson Mellberg

KIOSKdc presents: TRAVELING WITH GULLIVER
June 24, 2005

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KIOSKdc presents: TRAVELING WITH GULLIVER

June 24 – July 24

The artists’ collaborative KIOSKdc (Karen Joan Topping, Ian Jehle, Alan Callander) and “Dirtfarm” cartoonist Ben Claassen III present an exhibition titled Traveling with Gulliver which uses the four lands visited by Gulliver to showcase four original works of drawing, video, installation and cartoon by the artists. With the help of text provided by writer Peter Donovan, Traveling with Gulliver invites the viewer to experience the lands of the Lilliputians and the giants, the philosophers and the horses with the same sense of wonder, good humor and befuddlement as Jonathan Swift’s hero. For more information on KIOSKdc visit www.kioskdc.com

SUPERSTITION
May 20, 2005

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SUPERSTITION
Curated by Jefferson Pinder

May 20 – June 19

Art and superstition are both forms of secular spirituality that ambitiously seek to define fate and environment. Often associated with fear and ignorance, superstitious is a term that society has used to label folks who choose their own paths and their own sets of beliefs. Bad luck and good fortune are often connected to a whole series of actions that ultimately are determined by the rationale of the subscriber. In this delicate existence, a broken mirror could curse an individual for years or an umbrella opened indoors could spell uncertain doom. Similarly, artists often forge unique paths while abiding by a personal sense of truth and spirit. In creating myth and illusion, artists weave enigmatic “real world” elements into objects that become personal relics and icons.

Noelle Tan: LATENT
April 8, 2005

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Noelle Tan: LATENT
Curated by Paul Roth

April 8 – May 15th 2005

LATENT was the first exhibition in Washington of work by one of the city’s most promising young artists. A graduate of CalArts and winner of a prestigious 2005 Creative Capital grant, Tan makes photographs that are at once conceptual explorations of our current social unease and technical forays to the medium’s outer limits. From dark shapes etched against a cold midnight blackness, to figures shimmering in blasted territories of white heat, her stunning images suggest a psychic landscape latent under the surface of our surroundings. This exhibition was organized for DCAC by Paul Roth, associate curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Read the Washington Post article on Latent here

EXISTING TO REMAIN
February 25, 2005

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EXISTING TO REMAIN

Curated by Margaret Boozer and Claire Huschle
February 25 – April 3 2005

Dina Weston, Dave Snead, Rebecca Murtaugh, Kate Hardy, Claire Sherwood. Four artists used ceramics and other materials as a point of departure to study transformation in the artisticprocess – what is lost and what remains. Kate Hardy (DC) examined the slippery deliniation between art & craft (in public collections). Rebecca Murtaugh (NY) considered the permanent and ephemeral elements of clay. Claire Sherwood (WV) looked closely at the transformation of materials like coal and clay over varying conditions and periods of time. Dina Weston Snead (MD) studied the record of time and touch in an installation that uses existing architecture.

THE FLEETING INSTANT OF NOW Recent Works by Karey Kessler
January 21, 2005

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THE FLEETING INSTANT OF NOW

Recent Works by Karey Kessler

Jan 21 – Feb 21 2005

“a timeless region, an eternal presence in complete quiet, lying beyond human clocks and calendars altogether… the quiet of the Now in the time-pressed, time-tossed existence of man…this small non-time space is the very heart of time.” – Hannah Arent “The Fleeting Instant of Now” consisted of a series of drawings that evoked both history of place and the experience of non-place (space-time, the mystery of the unknown, the spirit that fills a place). In Karey Kessler’s work, color represents both nature and industry. Paint pigment comes from the earth – rocks and minerals – and is used in industry for everything from cars to billboards and houses. Color can create a mood, evoke a memory, or it can represent something beyond this world, something closer to time than space, closer to feeling than experience — not nothingness, but everythingness.