Saturday, June 18, 2011

BITE Exhibition at Greater Reston Arts Center

BITE: identity and humor
On view June 23 – July 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 5 – 7pm. Juror’s Talk at 5:30pm
Moderated Dialogue with Philippa Hughes: Monday, July 11, 7:30pm

 Ed Bisese, Bunny Man, acrylic on canvas, Photo courtesy GRACE

BITE: identity and humor is Juried by video and performance artist, Jefferson Pinder. The exhibition features eighteen artists from the mid-Atlantic region whose work includes video, performance, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Artists invited to participate in BITE: identity and humor include Kristina Bilonick, Ed Bisese,
Wendy Cook, Justyne Fischer, Lee Gainer, GrinGoh, Charlie Hahn, Linda Hesh, Jacqueline Levine,
Scott T. Mallory, Carolina Mayorga, Ashley McClenon, Rob Parrish, Kari K. Scott, Charles Sessoms,
Alan J. Simensky, Gwynneth VanLaven, and Wilmer Wilson IV.

Juror Jefferson Pinder explains, “From Steve Colbert to Dave Chapelle, our society relishes the ability of humor (and in some part absurdity) to make us look inward and examine our surroundings. For this exhibition, artists were asked to use irony, sarcasm, and wit to shed light on issues of personal struggle in mainstream society. This show challenges cultural norms that dictate expectations of who we are supposed to be.”  Pinder describes the selected artists as having “…pushed the boundaries of any standard definition of identity.  This eclectic mix represents a powerful collection of art that displays a fierce voice of expression. From conceptual videos to unrepentant folk painting, I sought individuals who deal with honesty and angst in both beautiful yet clever ways.”

Reston Town Center
12001 Market Street
Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190


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