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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Six in the Mix: Selections by Renee Stout

International Arts & Artists’ Hillyer Art Space
July 3, - August 28, 2009

Opening: July 3, 2009 6 p.m. - 9 p.m
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Image by James Swainbank, Halo, acrylic on canvas, 5.5’x6’

Hillyer Art Space at 9 Hillyer Court, NW, presents Six in the Mix, a group exhibition curated by famed D.C. artist Renee Stout. The exhibition opens Friday, July 3rd, 2009, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring music by DJ Deep Sang. $5 suggested donation. The exhibition closes Friday, August 28, 2009.

Six in the Mix: Selections by Renee Stout brings together a divergent company of mid-Atlantic emerging and mid-career artists for Hillyer Art Space’s summer program. This show will feature the work of Cianne Fragione, Kenyatta Hinkle, Adam Griffiths, Marc Roman, James Swainbank, and Gilbert Trent.

Stout has set out to create a mixed bag of local talent not based in the obligatory conceptual framework predominantly exhibited in group shows. Instead of the varying inspiration and ideas behind the individual bodies of work, it is the “natural dialogue that may occur between these works” which Stout would like the audience to experience. “I also didn’t want the viewer to come into the exhibition with preconceived ideas about the works based on any theme that I had imposed. Instead, I simply chose to select work that resonated with me on an intuitive level, but there is no doubt that my penchant for political conspiracy theories, personal and cultural sensitivity to notions of beauty and my childhood love for horror films and Mad Magazine creeped in during the process,” says Stout.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Ct. NW (behind The Phillips Collection)
Washington, DC 20008

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