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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ryan Hill: Everything Must Go

July 10 - August 8, 2009.

Civilian Art Projects presents two exhibitions: "Ryan Hill: Everything Must Go" and "Upgrade," a group exhibition featuring Andrew Brown, Lindsay Buhman, Nicholas Carr, Benjamin Chetta, Cheraya Esters, Cory May, and Anna Wonson.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, July 10, 2009, 7pm to 9pm


RYAN HILL: EVERYTHING MUST GO

In his first solo exhibition with Civilian Art Projects, artist Ryan Hill curates content from the "digital museums" of Google, YouTube and Flickr and reassembles it as works on paper in the gallery space. Quoting, tracing, and drawing from internet images, the artist describes his intimate installations as "a free range of associations, from the gothic to the absurd."

Hill's artist talk "Pretty Speeches" takes place on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30pm.


"Upgrade," a group exhibition featuring Andrew Brown, Lindsay Buhman, Nicholas Carr, Benjamin Chetta, Cheraya Esters, Cory May, Anna Wonson. Organized by Lindsay Buhman.

Upgrade features seven DC based artists whose work is focused on the quality product, the newest version, and the constant need for enhanced functionality and efficiency. The artists explore everything from computer glitches to how one's personal growth and identity develop within today's technologically flooded society. According to Lindsay Buhman who organized the exhibition, "our obsession with the upgrade continues not only because of its pervasive availability, but by the constant reminders we have embedded within the technology itself. The artists confront this human process and how we as a species decide to upgrade ourselves, and therefore how we evolve."

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20004
202.347.0022

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