Thursday, September 15, 2005

And on Friday...

Numark Gallery has the opening of its fall season with The Empire of Sighs, a group exhibition curated by Andrea Pollan. The Empire of Sighs brings together nine artists: Laura Carton, Sarah Hobbs, Kyung Jeon, Michael Kalmbach, Takehito Koganezawa, Michele Kong, Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz, Roxy Paine and Julianne Swartz. These artists conjure a mood of delicate neurosis, awash with fantasy, obsessiveness, hallucinatory allusions, erotic illicitness, childhood fears, solitude, ethereality, and hints at forces unseen. The reception is from 6:30-8PM and the show will be up through October 29.

In Georgetown, the five Canal Square galleries will host their usual third Friday openings from 6-9PM. We will host the American solo debut of Lithuanian artist Zygimantas Augustinas, whose work we've been showing since he was an art student in Vilnius in 1997, and whose career skyrocketed in Europe when he was one of the prizewinners in the prestigious BP Portrait Prize Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The openings are catered by the Sea Catch Restaurant and go from 6-9PM.

Moved man by Zigymantas Augustinas

Moved Man by Augustinas

At the Arlington Arts Center, the Fall Solo Exhibitions series open with a reception from 6-9PM, featuring six one-person shows, each in its own gallery. If you're there, don't miss the amazing video paintings by Scott Hutchison and the glass work of Allegra Marquart.