Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Opening: Montserrat House

15 Passenger Van

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 7-10pm

Teaming up for the first time, arts professionals Jayme McLellan and José Ruiz present Fifteen Passenger Van, a collaborative art exhibition featuring Professional Practices students from George Washington University's Fine Arts and Art History department and the Corcoran College of Art + Design's Fine Art Department. On view at the Montserrat House May 2 to May 3, this show is a rare undertaking and possibly the first of its kind between the schools.

Fifteen Passenger Van provides a platform for these professional practices classmates to throw their hats, palettes, and anything else that would fit in the van, into DC's contemporary art scene. Following a semester of invigorating lessons on the business of being an artist, these GWU and CCA+D students are moving from the tried and tested waters of their school communities with works in all media onto a voyage that is best experienced collectively - reminding us that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Mazin Abdelhameid
Armando Lopez-Bircann
Wesley Cook
Larry Cook
Francesca Downs
Pamela Fernandez
Minami Hofmann
Katie Macyshyn
Christie Malvin
Larissa McGreer
Gabriel Mellan
Fatima Meyers
Bryana Siobhan
Brandon Rukin
Marice Sy 
Artist Talk: The Changing Nature of Photography with Colby Caldwell and poet Bernard Welt
Please join Civilian Art Projects for a talk with Colby Caldwell and poet Bernard Welt on the closing day of Colby's exhibition "spent."

Saturday, May 5, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Colby Caldwell's spent series is photographic work based on shotgun shell casings of varying ages and in varying states of decay found throughout the rural farm where he lives in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Through scanning these shells at high resolution and presenting them on stark white backgrounds, the artist has imported what might be called "refuse" into the domain of photography, presenting the material almost as billboards touting memory and the passage of time.

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington DC 20001
(202) 607-3804

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