Queer(ed) Performativity
April 13 – May 20, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 20, 5pm

Curated by Andy Johnson
Mentor Curators: Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud

Eames Armstrong, Antonius Bui, Hoesy Corona, Alexandra “Rex” Delafkaran, Myles Loftin, Stephanie Mercedes, and David Vassalli.

Queer(ed) Performativity points to a rise in the production, distribution, and consumption of queerness in both mainstream American culture and media. The performativity of queerness and the queer(ed) body has, within the past two decades, served as a note of comedic and anxious relief, a catch all for the uneasiness felt from the deconstruction of gender binaries and the shifting attitudes towards the fluidity of sexuality. The crux of Queer(ed) Performativity raises attention to the fact that the queer(ed) body is lauded, celebrated, and put on display when in the service of white heterosexual consumption. The exhibition underscores the incisive ways in which artists respond to, subvert, and refuse a politics of respectability and heteronormativity vis-a-vis both art objects and the body. Whether through the hyper-performance of queerness, the refusal to perform the role of the queer, or somewhere in between, the artists question the role of “queer” within late-capitalist neoliberal circles.

Image: David Vassalli, Neon Music, 2017



Another Dimension
February 9 – April 22, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 7-9pm
Happy Hour Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 6-8pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 22, 5pm

Curated by: Philip Barlow & Chandi Kelley

Amy Boone-McCreesh, April Camlin, Gene Davis, Mary Early, Carol Brown Goldberg, Bridget Sue Lambert, Antonio McAfee, Maggie Michael, Brandon Morse, W.C. Richardson, Robin Rose, Foon Sham, Renee Stout, Noelle Tan, Dan Treado, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Another Dimension is an invitational exhibition for which the curators have asked artists in the District-Maryland-Virginia area to create “nano” artwork in the style of the work the artist typically makes. The largest dimension of work when ready for display cannot be more than 6 inches.

Image: Foon Sham, Decagon, 2017 5.5”x5”x6, misc hard wood

dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting.