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Saturday, October 07, 2017

SUPERFIERCE panel discussion on October 10

Join Superfierce this Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 - 8:30 for a FIERCE FEMALE FOUNDERS panel discussion and a special presentation by Veuve Clicquot head wine maker Gaelle Goossens.
View the art in the SUPERFIERCE Exhibition and be part of this info-sharing collective of women in business. Featuring Panelists: Donna Harris - Cofounder, 1776 and General Partner, 1776 Seed Fund, Angie Fetherston - CEO Drink Company, Kerra Michelle - Founder BUREAU + Kerra Michelle Interiors, Shelly Bell, BEACON board member and Founder/CEO of Black Girl Vision and Ms. Print USA. Moderated by Michelle Gloden Schoenfeld. 
This event is open to the public. Please feel free to stay and enjoy the exhibit! Please RSVP.,

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Blind Whino

Monday, September 25, 2017

Superfierce, The Art of Resistance 10/4 - 11/4

"The underrepresentation of women in the art arena is completely unacceptable, and we're out to change that." 
Truly FIERCE words spoken by SUPERFIERCE artist Lesley Devrouax. Watch + see how far SUPERFIERCE has come since the inaugural event last year at the National Museum of Women in the Arts! This October at Blind Whino is going to be absolutely amazing and hope to see you there! 
Get your tickets at for the October 5, SUPERFIERCE SALON PARTY!

You can find SUPERFIERCE at and on IG: @superfierce_dc

Friday, September 22, 2017

Athica 2017 Juried Exhibition opens in Athens, Georgia

September 23 – November 12, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017,  6:00 – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception with Juror Harry H. DeLorme, Jr.

 Kristin Casaletto
Muncie (Self-ˇportrait as the Propagation of Average),  23 x 32 x
4.5", 2016

Anne Marchand
Morning Light,  36 x 36", 2016
ATHICA’s juried exhibition, opens on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and runs through November 12, 2017. Guest Juror Harry H. DeLorme, Jr., New Media and Education Curator, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia selected 34 works by 36 artists from over 175 works in competition, stating, “As a juror I was impressed by the quality of submissions, the range of media represented from photography to fiber arts, and in particular the number of video and media works to choose from for this exhibition.”

Surprising, thought-provoking, oblique, and intuitive, the selected works include video and interactive media, painting, photography, sculpture, a collection of Communist Manifestos, a portrait of the United States in junk food, and more. DeLorme will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 6-ˇ9 to talk about the work, as will many of the artists.

Featuring work by the artists Heather Bentz, Lauren Bradshaw, Cameron Bliss, Claire Carlton, Kristin Casaletto, Claire Clements, Robert Clements, Ally Christmas, Ellie Dent, Victoria Dugger, Marta Finkelstein, Lisa Freeman, Bill Georgia, Lucy Julia Hale, Morgan Jenks, Crystal Jin Kim, Michael Lachowski, Michael Lasater, Vivian Liddell, Anne Marchand, Jordan Marty, Laura Miller, Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, David Noah, Alyson Ogasian and Claudia O'Steen, Lauren Peterson, Amanda Grae Platner, Jaime Raybin and R.D. King, Heath Schultz, Taylor Shaw, Diane Speight, Kaleena Stasiak, Katie Troisi, and Annebelle Wang.

About the Juror
Harry H. DeLorme, Jr. has been serving as the Senior Curator of Education at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia since 1989, and as the Curator of New Media exhibitions and programs and the PULSE Art and Technology Festival since 2007. DeLorme maintains a prolific curatorial, arts publication, and art-ˇmaking practice, with wide-ˇranging interests in digital media, technology, artificial intelligence, Georgia folk artists, and the environment.

More about ATHICA: 
ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art is an independent, 501c3 non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events. 

Contact us:

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art · 160 Tracy Street · Unit 4 · Athens, Ga 30601 · USA 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Athenaeum Gallery Presents the 2017 Athenaeum Invitational: GLOW Group Exhibition

Cycle by Anne Marchand, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36” x 36.” Anne Marchand is
one of the artists participating  in The 2017 Athenaeum Invitational. Photo credit: Greg Staley.
Artists’ Reception: Sunday, September 24, 4- 6pm
The Athenaeum Invitational is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery, as well as artists whose works were selected through a call for submissions. This year’s theme, GLOW, asks artists to create work that shows a sense of lightness or hope emanating from something dark. The show is juried by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray and prize winners will be selected by Zoe Charlton.
Gallery Hours:
Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 12pm to 4pm and Saturdays: 1pm to 4pm
Athenaeum Gallery is located at 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703.548.0035 or visit

Latinas 4 Latinas, Silent Art Auction at The Mexican Cultural Institute - Sept. 23

Connect: Silent Art Auction will take place Saturday, September 23rd
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW Washington, D.C. 

You can purchase tickets on eventbrite and check out
the catalogue for the participating artworks here.

Monday, September 18, 2017

SUPERFIERCE DC - Salon Party Tickets Available

SUPERFIERCE DC is transforming one of the East Coast’s most renowned creative spaces, Blind Whino, with permanent juried exhibit featuring over 20 acclaimed artists from across the country and Washington, DC. 

Exhibition runs all month long in October.  Open Daily - Free to the Public.
Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Do you like art? What about a fab party? Inspiring women make a difference?
Of course you purchase your tickets to the SuperFierce 2017 Opening Party on October 5th! Support the arts and have fun doing it. 

Tickets available here

DID YOU KNOW? According to the National Endowment for the Arts, over 51% of visual artists are women But…LESS THAN 5% are represented in permanent collections around the world.

Be a Sponsor of SUPERFIERCE DC 2017. Sponsorships can be customized to create unique opportunities for you!

SUPERFIERCE is thrilled to donate 25% of the proceeds of all sales to EBeauty as our national charity partner.

For more information Email: SUPERFIERCEDC@GMAIL.COM

Join the movement

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Home + Discordance = US Opens September 15, 2017

Home + Discordance = US 
an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of “home”. 

September 15 –- October 14, 2017

Opening Reception and Performances: 
Friday, September 15 (6-8 pm)

Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe. Presented by Solas Nua and New York University, Washington, DC.

Curator: Jackie Hoysted, Director Visual Arts Solas Nua

Artists: Holly Bass, Hoesy Corona, Heloisa Escudero, Erin Devine, John Brendan Guinan, Jackie Hoysted, Ann Lewis, Tsedaye Makonnen, Akemi Maegawa, Carolina Mayorga, Sheldon Scott, René Treviño, Anna Tsouhlarakis and Helen Zughaib

Venue: NYU Washington DC, 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Saturday, September 09, 2017

202 Arts and Music Festival 2017 - TODAY!

202 Arts and Music Festival 2017

SEPTEMBER 9 | 9 am - 9 pm 

Southwest DC
4th and M Street SW | Randall Field
Washington, DC 
Metro: Waterfront (Green Line) 

This Saturday, September 9th, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) proudly presents the second annual 202 Arts and Music Festival in Southwest DC. Join us for a day of visual arts, music, poetry, film, dance, workshops and more, featuring more than 100 artists.

Learn about these talented groups and individuals in our  Artists Guide 

And plan your day in advance by checking out the full schedule of programming and venue map online

Featuring Arrested Development

Photo courtesy of Arrested Development
*Please note that all listed artists and scheduled activities subject to change.

Tickets are free to the public and are now available online via or by calling 202-724-5613. 

September in DC is 202Creates Month -- a month of events and activities that showcases the diversity of artists, makers, and entrepreneurs who contribute to the District's thriving creative industries. Watch this promo video and be sure to use #202Creates to keep us informed about the work you are doing -- or seeing -- and to find out about DC's creative community! Follow @202Creates on Instagram and @entertain_DC on Twitter to learn more.   

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Twist – Layer – Pour Reception - Saturday, September 9


Sondra N. Arkin + Joan Belmar + Mary Early

September 5 - October 22, 2017

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 6-9 PM

Gallery Talk with the Artists & Sarah Tanguy, Curator
Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm

In Twist – Layer – Pour, the unexpected grouping of Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar and Mary Early yields a dynamic, site-responsive meditation on systemized components and accumulated wholes. Step by step, link by link, their obsessive object-making becomes a metaphor for conscious and intuitive gesture, relational interconnectivity, and the passage of time.

At once public and private, monumental and intimate, the works profess an unswerving passion for their chosen materials: steel wire, synthetic papers, and beeswax. Individual variances and details invite close attention while, in the aggregate, distilled shapes and rhythmic patterns emerge. Whether the viewer roams among the works or stands still, the artwork expands, surrounds and cascades all around.

Together the installations create a kaleidoscope of contrasting perspectives and engage all aspects of their architectural setting—floor, ceiling, and wall, be it double or single height, curved, straight, or glass. The flow of air and the play of light further complicate the interaction between actual and implied motion. From humble materials, and from individual units, the artists create a new way of experiencing the space.

Exhibition catalogue available.

The American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016
(202) 885-1300

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Parking available under the Katzen Arts Center and is free after 5pm and on weekends.

Image: Mary Early, Untitled [Curve], 2017, beeswax, dimensions variable (detail)


Opening Reception with the Artist
Saturday, September 9th from 5-7pm 


Immacolata XVI, 2016
Mixed media on paper
Sheet size: 35 x 23 1/2"
Framed size: 40 x 30"

- a folk dance from Italy characterized by quick steps, twirling, and flirtatious behavior between partners accompanied by lively music and tambourines.

gallery neptune & brown

1530 14th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20005
tel. 202-986-1200

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Drawing from 15 Years of Exhibitions

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
15 DECEMBER 2017

Reception: Thursday, September 7, 5:00-7:00 pm

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

Tu e s d a y - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

BradyGallery Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station
(Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)


September 7 - November 22, 2017

Opening Thursday, September 7, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Image: Michelle Frankfurter, from the series "Destino"

Fragility does not always indicate weakness. Rather, fragility implies the potential for destruction, but persistence despite it. Women grapple with this reality in their day-to-day lives and thus offer a unique perspective on what it means to be agile in one’s perceived fragility. Three women photographers from the Washington DC area, Carey Averbook, Michelle Frankfurter and Tatiana Gulenkina cast a knowing eye to address fragile communities or things whose strength lies in their ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with FotoWeekDC: A citywide celebration featuring exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide.

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004

Gallery Open During Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm

ManneqART: Inner Light Exhibit Comes to Sandy Spring Museum

Twelve life-sized, wearable sculptures from ManneqART, an international arts and educational non-profit, will be on exhibit at Sandy Spring Museum from September 9 through November 18, 2017. A pre-opening reception will be held on September 7 at 6:30 pm.

In partnership with Sandy Spring Museum, ManneqART challenged competitors to include an inner light" component in their sculptures. "Inner Light" is a reference to Sandy Springs Quaker founders, who believe that everyone has an inner light and that the potential for good and evil are latent in everyone. This idea will be represented in the sculptures on exhibit. Allison Weiss, executive director of Sandy Spring Museum, says, "As a non-traditional history museum, we encourage artists to explore local history themes into their work In this exhibit, we are paying homage to the community's Quaker heritage. The exhibit will be visually exciting and, at the same time, will highlight local history in an unexpected way."

Sandy Spring Museum is a place where people make meaningful connections to community history through the visual arts. The museum provides the environment and inspiration for artists to create and host events, performances, activities and exhibits that engage people and build community. This collaboration with ManneqART was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ManneqART is an international arts and education non-profit whose mission is to inspire creativity, teach problem solving skills, and reward excellence in creation of sculpture on the human form. Through a variety of events during the year, ManneqART showcases the best in imaginative hair, makeup, costuming, and digital art.

Visit for more information.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Phone: 301-774-0022

Monday, August 07, 2017

Regime Opens at Equity Gallery this Wednesday in New York.

Opening This Week

This week at Equity GalleryRegime by Catherine Tafur opens.

Opening Reception: August 9, 6- 8 PM

Equity Gallery
245 Broome Street
(between Ludlow & Orchard)

Curated by Jessica L. Porter

If you want updates directly from Equity Gallery, join the mailing list here.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) Visual Arts Exhibition

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District's finest visual artists applying for the FY 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and artistic perspective.

This exhibition captures the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public.

Opening Night Details
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6 - 8 pm
I Street Galleries
200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
RSVP here

Monday - Friday
9 am - 6 pm
Exhibition Closes Friday, August 11 at 6 pm 
About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Art of Legacy Pop-Up Closing Reception June 29, 6-8pm

The Art of Legacy Pop-Up is in it's final week this month. Stop by to see the work! 
Image: Anne Marchand, Argestes, 2017. Enamel, Acrylic, Ink on Canvas. 36" x 36"

Closed Monday Productions LLC presents the Art of Legacy exhibition at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s.  The exhibition features 10 Washington DC area artists, Painters; Anne Marchand, Ana Rendich, Rosetta DeBerardinis, John Blee, Laura Patten and Fabiano Amin; and Sculptors; Robert Haft and John Safer with photographers: Marisa S. White & Matt Leedham.

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from June 15th through June 29, 2017A final reception to meet the artists will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown. 
Please RSVP at Artists will be present.

“The Art of Legacy exhibition has successfully enhanced this exquisite newly renovated space featuring natural light and views of the unique outside garden.  Curating the current show has reminded me of the importance of art in the community and why it matters. I’m delighted to welcome these ten DC artists, in this fantastic space!” says Marsha Ralls. The curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, Ralls is truly honored to have long time sculptor John Safer in the exhibition. Safer, 94 has mentor sculptor Robert Haft also exhibiting in the show “Art of Legacy”. 

Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

The gallery hours will be 12 PM until 5 PM during this final week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or by appointment.

For information call (202) 450-7825 or email 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition

JUNE 28-OCTOBER 1, 2017

Safe by Alan Braley
Opening Reception: June 28, 6-8 pm
Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition features over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland and was juried by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant
Artists included are:
Mary Ellen Abrecht – Kasse Andrews-Weller – Nancy Arons – Ken Bachman – Anne Barnes – Walter Birkel – Ralph Blessing – Rachael Bohlander – Madison Bolls – Anne Bouie – Alan Braley – Sally Brucker – Judy Buelow – Christopher Buoscio – Adjoa J. Burrowes – Kimberley Bursic – Sally Canzoneri – Adam Chamy – Greta Chapin McGill – Anne Cherubim – Marilyn Christiano – Paula Cleggett – Pat Coates – Karen Cohen – Ron Colbroth – IBe’ Bulinda Crawley – Pamela Crockett – Sally Davies – Timothy DeVenney – Sam Dixon – Pamela Drobnyk – Sean Dudley – Elizabeth Eby – Cheryl Edwards – Nereide Ellis – Justyne Fischer – Kate Fitzpatrick – Christopher Fowler – Rik Freeman – Laurance Frierson – Bob Fuller – Kay Fuller – Abbie Fundling – Ric Garcia – Claudia Gibson-Hunter – Susan Goldman – M. Alexander Gray – Elizabeth Halper – Tara Hamilton – Robin Harris – David Harris – Nicol Hockett – Warren Jackson – Barbara Johnson – Wayson Jones – Alex Kasten – Gediyon Kifle  – Stana Kimball – Gloria Kirk – Lauren Kotkin – JoAnn Lamicella Laboy – Kevin Leonard – Addison Likins – Rachel Mann – Jane Mann – Aline Martinez – Kevin Milstead – Kathryn Mohrman – Morgan Monceaux – Nicholas Moses – Jenny Nordstrom – Linda Norton – Rindy OBrien – William Olexik – John Pacheco – Stacey Lane Patterson – Judith Peck – Luis Peralta Del Valle – Ann Pickett – Atousa Raissyan – Karl Rudd – Rick Ruggles – Dana Saxerud – Wil Scott – Judy Searles – Stu Searles – Sherry Selevan – Gail Shaw-Clemons – Anne Shields – Wendy Sittner – Alex Tolstoy – Maria Valle-Riestra – Carol Waite – Thomas Walsh – Richard Weiblinger – Joyce Wellman – Corinne Whitlatch – Bobbi Wolcott – Ju Yun – Lis Zadravec – Karen Zens

Brave New World by Addison Likins
My goal is to create a compelling and exciting exhibition..... include artistic sensibility, personal vision, execution, soulfulness and insightfulness. Most important is the power of the image and its emotional impact, i.e., a work of art that makes you think or feel. ~ Claude Elliott

About Claude Elliott

Claude Elliott, arts consultant, has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In 2013 he retired from Step Afrika! as Deputy Director. He interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art. He has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Mississippi.

Hill Center Galleries
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-549-4172 -

Monday, June 19, 2017

Closed Monday Exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography at Old Georgetown Theater

Closed Monday Productions presents an exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s. The exhibition includes local painters, Anne Marchand, Ana Rendich, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Fabiano Amin, Laura Patten and John Blee; and sculptors: Robert Haft and John Safer; with photographers: Marisa S. White and Matt Leedham.

Art of Legacy Pop Up @ former Historic Georgetown Theatre, Washington, DC

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from Thursday, June 15th, 2017 through June 30, 2017. An artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM and a final hosted reception to meet the artists will be on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown.

“I’m delighted to welcome these ten DC artists, in this fantastic space!” says Marsha Ralls. The curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, Ralls is honored to have long-time friend and sculptor, John Safer, included this exhibition. Safer, 94, mentored sculptor, Robert Haft, also exhibiting in the show “Art of Legacy”. Safer most recent public work UNITY, 60 feet high and weighing eighteen thousand pounds and unprecedented in scale, was installed two years ago at the $1.4 Billion MGM resort at the National Harbor.

Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

Gallery Hours by appointment. closedmondayproductions[at]gmail[dot]com

Attention Media: To receive more information, or to attend the talk on June 24th or the closing reception on June 29, 2017, please call (202) 450-7825.
Interviews and images available upon request. Or contact email: closedmondayproductions [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Strictly Painting 11

Opening Exhibition Reception

Thursday, June 15
7:00 until 9:00 pm

From left: John Adams, Janis Goodman, Sally Kauffman, and Paul Hrusa
Reception this Thursday, June 15 at MPA@ChainBridge for the opening of Strictly Painting 11, a juried biennial exhibition presenting the work of artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The juror for Strictly Painting is Anne Reeve, Assistant Curator at Glenstone, a private museum near Washington, DC devoted to modern and contemporary art.
Strictly Painting 11 features the following artists:
  • John Adams
  • Nancy Bruce
  • Thomas Bunnell
  • Delna Dastur
  • Kimberly DiNatale
  • Steven Dobbin
  • Suzanna Fields
  • Andy Foster
  • Heidi Fowler
  • Cianne Fragione
  • Janis Goodman
  • Maggie Gourlay
  • Susan Grace
  • Sarah Hardesty
  • Paul Hrusa
  • Sally Kauffman
  • Joanne Kent
  • Sun Sook Kim
  • Betsy Packard
  • Alison Powers
  • Judith Pratt
  • Carol Reed
  • Sharon Shapiro
  • Alexandra Sherman
  • Casey Snyder
  • Monica Stroik
  • Daniel Sullivan
  • Kim Thorpe
  • Lisa Tubach
  • Jessica van Brakle
  • Jenny Walton
  • Ann Marie Williams
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested
Strictly Painting runs June 15 through August 12, 2017.

Thursday, May 18, 2017



Samera Paz, Untitled, 2017

Curated by Martina Dodd

Featuring Artists:
Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person,  
and members of àjé collective

May 20 - June 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 6:00-8:00PM


The Crowning
A Performance by Tsedaye Makonnen:
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:30PM

Cosmic Meditation
A Performance by àjé collective:
Saturday, June 3, 8:00-9:00PM

Transformer presents Bloodlines, a group exhibition curated by Martina Dodd. Seeking to challenge the societal norms and restraints imposed on the female form, Bloodlines explores the external and internal pressures and pleasures of the body.

Drawing from their own personal and collective experiences, artists Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person and members of the àjé collective examine the corporeal connectivity of their ancestral histories through works on paper, sculpture and performance. Works featured in Bloodlines tow the line between fascination and repulsion, directly addressing the stigmas associated with a woman's menstrual cycle, while subtly exploring the effects of time on the physical and social body by shifting the meaning and interpretation of selfhood.

Martina expands; "Through abstract renderings, Paz and Person both use their own menstrual blood as a medium, placing the viewer at the will of the material, while Hill's fragile yet imposing installation also commands attention as she references the invisible inheritance passed down from mother to offspring by reproducing the shedding, scarring and regeneration of skin on handmade paper. Through the exhibition's performance programming Makonnen highlights the intense physicality of birth while the àjé collective's performance explores the narrative ecologies of 'moonblood'."

Martina Dodd is a DC-based art historian and curator. Her concept driven shows have touched on topics relating to race, gender and power dynamics.  She is intrigued by the ways in which value is placed on art and seeks to examine the social impact material culture has on society.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment.

t r a n s f o r m e r
1404 P St NW
Washington  DC  20005