Thursday, September 27, 2007

t r a n s f o r m e r - e x h i b i t i o n s

Transformer presents Holly Bass in "Pay Purview," the second installment of Show and Prove:

September 15 - October 20, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 6:30 - 8pm

Pay Purview is an ongoing multidisciplinary work combining live performance with original recorded music and video. Pay Purview is an exploration of the role of women in commercial hip hop music and videos. In the live performance for Transformer, Holly Bass wears a "booty ball" costume piece made of playground balls to create an exaggerated, oversized, Hottentot-style derriere. Presented in Transformer's storefront window space, the audience, participating from the sidewalk outside the gallery, is asked to pay a dime for each viewing. A curtain opens for a short time and the performer dances to a selection of songs ranging from Rodgers Hart's "Ten Cents a Dance" to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."
Visit the exhibitions page on Transformer's website.

Also, check out an interview with Holly in the new issue of the Washington City Paper, Thursday 9/27 that also profiles SASS. For a press release featuring information on SASS, profiling each artist's work as well as artist bio information, please click here

SAVE THE DATE: Women Spoken Word Artists Event, Thursday, October 11 at Transformer.
Check Transformer's website.

Exhibition Hours for SASS: Wednesday - Saturday 1- 7 pm, and by appointment.

Last Chance
The last weekend of Chance Video-dances Public Art Projections by Jane Jerardi Don't miss the opportunity to experience the last two dates of this beautiful, experimental visual piece.
Friday, September 28, 8-9:30 pm
Dance Institute of Washington - 3400 14th St NW
On the entrance to the building Saturday September 29, 8-9:30 pm
Next door to Mexicali Blues Restaurant - 2925 Wilson Blvd
Part of Clarendon Day

The Grate Project - A new series of large-scale public paintings by Kelly Towles
Kelly Towles is creating murals that will completely cover the roll-down security grates at One World Fitness, outside the artist studios at 926 N Street in Blagden Alley, and at the Black Cat nightclub.

The Grate Project is intended to further dialogue about the nature of street art and public art work, while enhancing DC's street-scapes. Kelly will be finalizing the creation of The Grate Project this weekend on September 29 with a large scale multi-panel work covering the facade of The Black Cat.

Save the Date: Tuesday, October 23 at The Black Cat Backstage beginning at 8pm, a reception to celebrate the success of The Grate Project.

1404 P Street NW Washington DC 20005 (202) 483-1102

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