Thursday, May 31, 2007

At Transformer

Upcoming at Transformer July 11 - August 5, 2007 The Exercises for Emerging Artists - E4: New Media Now in its fourth year, The Exercises for Emerging Artists is a unique, peer critique and mentorship program Transformer created to encourage and support DC area artists in the development and presentation of a new work, or new body of work. Designed for artists beyond the art school experience, but still emerging within their careers and seeking feedback by peer artists and mentors, The Exercises provides a vital opportunity to assist artists in furthering their creative practice and building networks of support. Recent Exercises graduates include Lisa Marie Thalhammer, who will be exhibiting a new series of work at G Fine Art this Saturday, June 2, 2007. Designed as a series of focused 'salon style' discussion sessions spanning several months, during the course of The Exercises participating artists work with Transformer's Advisory Council, curatorial staff, invited guest curators, more established artists, and other arts professionals to gain insightful feedback on the artistic process, culminating in an exhibition of experimental new work. Mentors have included Andrea Pollan, Curator's Office; Annie Gawlak, G Fine Art; Leigh Conner, Conner Contemporary Art; Paul Roth, Corocoran Gallery of Art; Steven Bradley, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus; Don Russell, Provisions Library; and Alberto Gaitan, artist, among others. The current installment of The Exercises, tentatively titled E4: New Media, involves four dynamic artists working with video, sound and other media. Rebecca Adams, Carolina Mayorga, Rob Parrish, and Fereshteh Toosi will each take over the Transformer project space for unique, one-week long, individual project presentations. E4 is being facilitated by guest curator Niels Van Tomme, an independent curator, art critic, co-director of ICP/A (International Curators Program Antwerp) and the curator of Multimediale - a four-day multimedia arts festival in Washington, DC, April 2007. Please visit Transformer's website for updates on E4: New Media as it continues to develop, and to take a look at other artists who have participated in this important program.

Founded in summer 2002, Transformer is a Washington, D.C. based 501(c) 3 non-profit, artist-centered, visual arts organization that connects and promotes emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally. Partnering with artists, curators, art spaces and other cultural entities, Transformer serves as a catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visual arts. Exhibitions hours are Wednesday -Saturday, 1-7pm and by appointment. Transformer is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities/NEA, the Morris Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, and The Visionary Friends of Transformer.

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