Thursday, March 27, 2008
Paintings and Drawings by Jerome Spinner
March 28 - April 27
Opening Reception: March 28, 7-9pm
curated by Jefferson Pinder, Karen Joan Topping and B Stanley Painting over the anonymous with the obvious is the dialogue Jerome Spinner is entering into with anyone that looks at his work. To answer your question before you ask it; to exert a kind of meaningful control over what you should consider is important. Stenciling the title, media, size and year in block letters onto art works he gets at flea markets, yard sales and thrift shops the label becomes the work. It seems a blatant and simple critique of the relationship most viewers have with a work of art or artifact –the six seconds it takes to read the label. Except it’s not that simple.
DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009