October 19 – November 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 7-9pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, November 18, 5pm
Curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell
Sparkplug Collective Artists: Hector Cataño, Eric Celarier, Alexis Gomez, Sarah Jamison, Ashley Ja’nae, Zofie King, Kelly Posey, Katie Pumphrey, Renée Regan, Julie Wills
Heritage: Now illustrates the nuance of lineage and human inheritance through a sometimes meta experience. Reflecting on power dynamics in human-to-human give-and-take, environmental-human interactions, and the problematic art history canon, the Sparkplug Collective contends with the meaning of giving, receiving, acceptance and rejection.
Through performance, painting, large and small scale drawing, algorithms, video, and sculpture, the artists contend with the narratives we carry.
Sparkplug is DCAC’s artists collective. Launched in 2007, Sparkplug is a two-year program that offers members a place to meet, helps to organize studio visits, provides opportunities to hone presentation skills, and make connections with arts professionals such as curators, collectors, and established artists. In addition, DCAC organizes two curated Sparkplug exhibitions: one each year.
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native and cultural programmer with over 10 years of GLAM experience [Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums], devoted to exploring ways to engage with marginalized audiences through art, museum, and social justice practice.
Image: Eric Celarier, Picasso Inch by Inch, 2018
A light white, a disgrace
September 7 – December 9, 2018
Roxana Alger Geffen
Curated by Eames Armstrong
Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 7-9 pm
Salon Discussion: Sunday, November 4, 5-7pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, December 9, 5-7pm
A light white, a disgrace presents assemblages of found or familiar fabrics, tender buttons, and useful housewifely junk. Generations of scraps, both tactile and immaterial, are bundled into new artifacts, tied with privilege and bound to time- totems to the powerful fictions and histories we tell about ourselves.
Image: Roxana Alger Geffen, Buckle & Glove, 2018
dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting.