Mourning by Maggie Golightly Haslam ,
March 20 – May 30, 2021

Mourning

by Maggie Golightly Haslam

On View: March 20 – May 30, 2021 (click here to schedule a viewing!)

Virtual Artist Talk: April 22nd @ 6pm – Did you not make it to the Artist Talk? Don’t worry we recorded it so that you would not miss out!! Click here to view.

 

2020 was a year filled with more than words can express. We suffered individually, in our families, as communities and worldwide. We were isolated and confined, broken and infected, judged and criticized. Despite 2020 being a horrific year, human loss is unfortunately not confined to that year alone. Tragically, humans are very familiar with the act of mourning.

Partnering with the DC Arts Center and community members, artist Maggie Golightly Haslam presents a memorial to grief. The artist collected responses to the question “who do you mourn?”. Each response was hand-stamped onto monolith-like plaques made from recycled paper and plastics collected throughout the year 2020. The resulting body of work is a monument to loss and a memory of those we cherish, built with hope and unity.

 

***From The Archives***
Fetish, curated by Linda Hesh
May 2-25, 1997

DCAC Presents:  From The Archives

Fetish: Elegant Objects of Seductive Obsession

May 2-25, 1997

Curated by Linda Hesh

Everyday we see the uniform of black suits and white shirts in downtown DC But one wonders what goes on at night for this same city to (be) able to support so many shops of another type of black clothing. Latex, leather, and vinyl make up a different type of power suit.  Fetish consists of 9 artists from the DC-Baltimore area whose work delves into areas of seductive obsession.  They work in sensual materials not always associated with art: leather, feathers, metal chains, rubber, and gemstones.  Their inspiration comes from the dark side of desire. The work is menacing, enticing, elegant, dangerous, haunting and beautiful. The attention to detail and careful craftsmanship demonstrates how serious each artist is about their private compulsions. The exhibit is accompanied by live performances in the theater each Sunday in May at 3pm.

 

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