Then/Again: A Gallery Exhibition 30 Years Later
March 29, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 7-9pm
Artist/Curator Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, April 28, 5pm
Artists: David Emerick, Lida Husik, Jenny Jenkins, Sherwin Mark, Darrow Montgomery, Fredrick Nunley, Michael Platt, Beverly Ress, and Greg Staley Curators: Philip Barlow & Pat Goslee
Continuing the celebration of DCAC’s thirtieth anniversary, Then/Again remembers the “marathon opening” of DCAC on June 16, 1989. The Corcoran had cancelled the Mapplethorpe exhibition a week before, and there was a hope that this new venue would redress the grievances of a frustrated community of artists and provide a setting to show the diversity of artists working in the District. The idea struck a nerve and crowds waited in lines outside to experience the promise of the new organization. Then/Again includes contemporary work from nine of the sixteen artists from that first show, and recognizes how far both the artists and DCAC have come over the past thirty years.
Image: Greg Staley, Legend, 2016, 41”x 30”
January 18, 2019 – April 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 7-9pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 7, 5pm Artist & Curator Talk
Artist: Wayson R. Jones
Curator: Eames Armstrong
Lush: Reinvention presents a small new body of richly textured and brilliantly colored paintings. A departure from Jones’ extensive grayscale work, the introduction of vivid color is a new dialect in his personal visual language. Themes of weight, presence, and beauty emerge through abstraction.
Image: Wayson R. Jones, Meadows, 2018, (detail) Extra-course pumice gel, acrylic, Flashe on wood panel, 6”x6”x1.5” .