Sep 10, 2007

September 7th Gallery Picks

I went to a lot of openings on Friday. Here is the short list and my recommendations

Reconciling Worlds: The Work of Soviet Artist Yefim Laydzhensky

The Bronfman Gallery
September 6 - December 30
16th and Q Street NW
Washington, DC
[First show by newly appointed gallery director, Wendy Fergusson. Fergusson did a great job developing a mini-retrospective of the artist's work. Who knew the JCC put on such kick ass shows? It's officially not just a place to find sexy gay doctors.]

Carroll Square Art Gallery
September 7 - November 16
975 F Street
NWWashington DC 20004
[Flowers... weak concept for a contemporary show but safe enough for the law firm where it's located. 22 artists were selected for this show and a lot of the work is dynamic. This exhibition was a collaboration with Hemphill Fine Arts.]

Noelle Tan: From Here to the Salton Sea
Erick Jackson: Vlad's Crib
September 7 – October 20th
Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street, NW3rd Floor
Washington DC 20004
[I was drinking and socializing at this opening... Sorry guys I swear I will return to view the art.]

Brady Robinson: Shift
Curated by Chan Chao
September 7 –October 6th
916 G Street
NWWashington DC 20001
[I didn't make it to this show but Chan Chao is amazing so it's on my short list for the coming month]

The last ArtRomp group show in the original Warehouse buildings!!!
Featuring works by 100’s of DC Artists
September 7 - October 26
Warehouse Gallery and Theater
1017-1021 7th Street NW, Washington DC
[It was like a funeral for a popular football player. Warehouse will be missed. I talked to Molly Ruppert about the future of the Warehouse in Columbia Heights. She said that they're still holding out for investors. The Warehouse will be missed. Go check out the show and write a check for $15,000 to Molly Ruppert.]

YOU ARE HERE: Maps Re-Defined by Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Artists
Curated by Cynthia Connolly
Curated by Ellipse Art Center Director, Cynthia Connolly, work was selected by artists who are exploring their own ideas about boundaries and representations.
Artists: Dawn Gavin, Julie Jankowski, Karey Kessler and Renee van der Stelt
August 22–September 30
Artists' Talk: Saturday, October 13, 12 - 2 pm
Ellipse Arts Center
4350 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington VA
[Well worth leaving the Beltway.]

2007 Corcoran Alumni Juried Exhibition, Recent Graduates: 2002–2006
August 20 - September 13
Gallery 31 at the Corcoran College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC
[I enjoyed the video about the dead mouse. Go see it.]

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