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Thursday, January 14, 2010

George Jenne at Civilian Art Projects

January 15 - February 13, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, January 15, 7pm to 9pm


Civilian Art Projects presents its first exhibition of the New Year: "Don't Look Now" by Brooklyn-based artist George Jenne. The exhibition opens to the public in Civilian's new space at 1019 7th Street NW.

For "Don't Look Now," Jenne creates a multi-media environment reminiscent of a movie set. Complete with a spectral pirate, exploding heads, and a beastial Boy Scout, "Don't Look Now" explores the connections between childhood discovery, sudden understanding such as when truth is revealed through a work of art, and the unsettling examination of creepy monsters. The sculpture is interspersed with tweaked movie posters and graphite drawings, objects just slightly askew and dizzying in their content and placement as if to warn the viewer that this is no ordinary movie set. A gifted sculptor and draftsman, Jenne's creations are simultaneously nostalgic and dreadful.

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
(202) 607-3804
www.civilianartprojects.com

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