Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Ian and Jan: The Undiscovered Duo of the Washington Body School

Local artists Jeffry Cudlin and Meg Mitchell respond to the recent ColorField Remix mania with a upcoming parody exhibit at the D.C. Arts Center. Mitchell and Cudlin (who is also an arts reviewer for the City Paper) created the personas of Ian and Jan, supposedly an undiscovered duo of performance artists who exhibited alongside the Color School brush-wielders in the 1960s and '70s. The exhibition features photographs, drawings and videos of the couple in action. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a mockumentary video about the undiscovered duo featuring D.C. art superstars like Corcoran curator Jonathan Binstock, artist Sam Gilliam and Modern Art Notes blogger Tyler Green. The opening reception kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11. --Julia Beizer WaPo Going Out Gurus

May 11-June 3:
Opening Reception: 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 11

D.C. Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC
2-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays
• Information:202-462-7833
• Price: Free

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