Friday, May 08, 2009

The New Color

CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS in collaboration with 87FLORIDA

Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 7pm - 10pm
Featuring: Jake Dingman, Carrie Greenwood,
William Knipscher, Caitlin Lennon, Collin Sundt, Michelle Yo

Curated by Jayme McLellan & Terri Weifenbach

On View: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 12-6p.m. Location: 87 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Six blocks from the Shaw/Howard Metro on the Green/Yellow Line or 8 blocks from the New York Ave Metro on Red Line. Near several major bus lines.

On view from May 8-9, 2009 at 87 Florida Ave NW

The New Color presents images from the Corcoran College of Art + Design's innovative Color Portfolio Development course led by photographer and professor Terri Weifenbach. As Andy Grundberg writes in the foreword to the exhibition's catalog, "every generation has the opportunity to create new art that speaks to its particular moment in history and culture." The New Color displays six artists' take on that moment as seen through the rich possibilities of light recorded on color film - a rapidly disappearing discipline in the digital era.

The class afforded a unique atmosphere as a hybrid independent study/seminar, and began with a basic focus on intensive color printing of self-designed projects. Each of the six artists' unique perspective then developed into a group of images reflecting his or her own conception of the opportunities inherent in the color photographic process. Collectively, they present a vision of the present which, coming from the minds of emerging artists, presages the visual landscape of the future.

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington DC
(202) 347-0022

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