Friday, December 30, 2005

Cudlin's Top Ten

The CP's art critic Jeffry Cudlin examines himself and then comes up with his top ten (actually eight) list for DC area art shows here.

His “Ten Shows I Didn’t Completely Savage”? or “Ten Shows That Very Nearly Rose to My Impossibly High Standards” or “Ten Shows a Nicer, Stupider Critic Might Have Liked?” are listed below:

1. “Blasts” at G Fine Art.
2. Ian Whitmore at Fusebox.
3. Kehinde Wiley at Conner Contemporary Art.
4. Jiha Moon’s “Symbioland” at Curator’s Office.
5. Ed Ruscha's retrospective at the National Gallery of Art.
6. Sam Gilliam's retrospective at The Corcoran Gallery of Art.
7. Found Sound (various).
8. Visual Music at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Opportunity for Artists

You still have a few days to get your entries in for this Artomatic opportunity for emerging artists. The Heliport Gallery in the vibrant Silver Spring area announces Aeromatic: Artomatic at the Heliport.

Who’s Eligible? Any Artomatic participant who has never shown in a commercial gallery.

Jurors: David Fogel, Director of the Silver Spring Gateway Project and manager of the Heliport and Nevin Kelly, owner of the Nevin Kelly Gallery on U Street in DC.

When: Entries due January 2, 2006; show will take place in February, 2006.

How: Send up to 3 jpeg images to David Fogel. Make sure to note title, size and medium and include your phone number. JPEGS are strongly preferred by the judges but if you absolutely can't manage an electronic entry, you may send up to three slides to:

David Fogel
Heliport Gallery
8001 Kennett Street, Suite 3
Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Slides must arrive by January 2, 2006.

Jacobson's Top Ten

The CP's photography critic comes up with his top ten photography shows of the year (actually nine). An abbreviated list is below, or read the full CP article here.

1. "André Kertész" at the National Gallery of Art.
2. "Burnversions" at the Reston Community Center.
3. "Gina Brocker: Photographs From the Series ‘The Donovans and Other Settled Travellers’ " at Irvine Contemporary.
4. “Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
5. “Noelle Tan: Latent” at the District of Columbia Arts Center.
6. “Lida Moser: 50 Years of Photographs” at Fraser Gallery Georgetown.
7. “Reflections of France” at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery.
8. “Lewis and Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day,” at the Department of the Interior Museum.
9. “Barbara Probst: Exposures” at G Fine Art.

Southern bound!
Airborne today and heading to La Florida to spend New Year's someplace sandy and warm... more later when I settle in...

And while I was gone, Alexandra Silverthorne had a few things to say about my current exhibition at Fraser Gallery Georgetown.

Read them here.