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Friday, December 09, 2011

“Dystopia”
Two-person exhibit @ The Dunes Gallery
Washington, DC
OPENING Reception: Friday, Dec. 16

 Dana Ellyn, “Don’t Stress, It’s Only a Test”, 26”x40” acrylic on canvas

"Dystopia" is a two-person exhibition featuring recent paintings by DC artist couple Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow.  For "Dystopia" Ellyn and Sesow selected and created new works inspired by classic Dystopian novels, movies, and themes.   Additionally, the couple has pulled from news and commentary sources such as Democracy Now, Russia Television, Al Jazeera, Alex Jones, and CSPAN.

Some of the paintings are a re-imagining of a degraded and totalitarian future, while others offer a social commentary on current events.  According to Ellyn and Sesow, the Dystopian future conjured within so much of classic literature turned out to be an accurate prediction of current events, politics, and perceived individual freedoms. http://danaellyn.com/

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The New York City based punk band "Drunken Sufis" will be performing during the opening reception of "Dystopia".  The "Drunken Sufis" mix raw edge sound with politically charged thoughtful lyrics... taking no prisoners while dissecting the actions and influence of American policy.

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