May 9, 2008
Most of DC is going to be heading to NYE Metro for Art-O-Matic tonight. If you're in the mood for a curated exhibit go to Jason Zimmerman's opening at Civilian. Jason is about to go west for Grad School so be sure to check out this show. He's one DC's smartest artists.
Feel Better, Longer @ Civilian Art Projects
Friday, May 9th - Saturday, June 14th, 2008
406 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
[photo courtesy of civilianartprojects.com]
May 8, 2008
Scott Brooks, DC's best know subversive illustrator has a show Saturday at Long View Gallery on 9th Street. Scott was chosen this spring to paint an easter egg for the Whitehouse which represented Washington, DC. He was the only male artist among First Lady Laura Bush's guests and guest what... Scott's egg design featured a strangely beefy panda bear. It looked more like an add for a leather bar than a decoration for the Whitehouse. Cheers to Kim Ward, Director of the WPA for selecting him for the task.
Scotts work combines themes of childhood with deformity and subculture. I'm looking forward to this show.
Long View Gallery
1302 9th ST NW
Washington, DC 20001
May 10 - June 7
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 10, 5-8pm
Below: Laura Bush and Scott. Love it!
[photos courtesy of scottbrooks.com]
Make at trip to the Pepco Gallery at 9th and G for this a-typical show. The work includes a variety of illustrations. There is some cool stuff. Check it out.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 8, 6 to 8:30 pm
Exhibition: May 8 – June 27
Gallery Hours: Noon to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday
Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC
(between G and H Streets at Gallery Place Metro)
[top: courtesy of dianemarques.com, bottom:artwork courtesy of tylercharlton.com]