Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"I Hate You" Ex Outs Herself

The woman whose break-up emails were the subject of Doug Sanford's now famous "I Hate You" photographs outs herself in this angry letter to the WCP.

Read her letter here.

Openings

As usual, I am sure that I have skipped some important openings, if so, please email me the details.

DC

Feb. 7 - "Zenith in III-D." Reception to meet the artists: Wed, February 7, 5-8pm. Showing at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Wash. DC. (Corner of PENN & 12 th ST NW). More info: 202-783-2963 or www.zenithgallery.com

Feb. 9 - Touchstone Gallery's 9th Annual All-Media Exhibition, juried by my good friend Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum. The opening reception is 6-8:30 pm, Friday, Feb. 9. 3rd Thursday gallery walk is on the 15th from 6-8 pm. Exhibition continues through March 3.

Feb. 9 - “Progressive Art,” an exhibition of new sculptures by Gary “Chris” Christopherson opens at GChris Sculpture Studio/Gallery (3144 Dumbarton Street NW, Georgetown, DC). Opening – 6-10 pm.

Feb 10 - Knew Gallery in Georgetown at 1639 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Opening 5-10 PM. Art fundraiser for Latin American orphans.

Feb. 13 - "Duane Hanson: Real Life," an exhibition of 15 startlingly lifelike, mixed-media sculptures of everyday people by the famed realist Duane Hanson (1925-1996), plus 75 never-before seen photographic studies by the artist, opens Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the American University Museum at the Katzen. There will be a free Artists’ Reception, open to the public, on Saturday, February 17, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Feb. 13 - "Public Display of Affection" opens right before Valentine's Day at Gallery 42 in UDC. The participating artists include a variety of disciplines: painting, printmaking, photography,sculpture, ceramics, and glasswork. The Love-struck artists include: Michael Platt, Jay Davidson, Sean Hennessy, Michael Janis, Meredith Rode, Chuan-chu Lin, Dan Venne, Mare Dianora. The opening reception for the show is Tuesday, February 13, from 6-9 PM. Informal artists talk at 8 PM on opening night. Gallery 42 is at the University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Building 42, Room A12, Washington, DC 20008 202-274-5781).

Feb. 15 - The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents "Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection," a new installation of works created by international artists from the late 1950s to the present. The exhibition is on view from Feb. 15 through April 8 and features objects from the collection in which light—as substance and subject—is central. Among the international artists featured are Giovanni Anselmo, Jordan Belson, Chryssa, Dan Flavin, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Turrell, Thomas Wilfred and Gregorio Vardanega. The exhibition also highlights recent acquisitions by such artists as Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch, Christoph Girardet and Iv├ín Navarro.

Feb. 15 - "African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection" opens Feb. 15 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. More than 80 superb artworks from one of the world's finest and most respected collections of African art will go on view through Sept. 7, 2008.

Feb. 15 - In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center at 16th and Q Streets, the Center's Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery is presenting an exhibition of 10 artists with local roots: five nationally recognized figures each of whom has selected another artist whose work will be on view as well. Titled "Five Artists Select Five Artists to Watch," the exhibition opens at the Center on Feb. 15 and continues through May 13. The featured artists are: Sam Gilliam, who selected Jae Ko; John Gossage, who selected Pia Calderon; Martin Puryear, who selected Otho Branson; Dan Steinhilber, who selected Y. David Chung; and Renee Stout, who selected Mary Early. The featured artists are: Sam Gilliam, who selected Jae Ko; John Gossage, who selected Pia Calderon; Martin Puryear, who selected Otho Branson; Dan Steinhilber, who selected Y. David Chung; and Renee Stout, who selected Mary Early.

Feb. 15 - "Double Vision: The Photographic Work of Yanina Manolova and Mark Parascandola" opens at Nevin Kelly Gallery with a reception from 6-9PM. Through March 11, 2007.

Feb. 16 - The five Canal Square Galleries in Georgetown will have their usual Second Friday openings and extended hours from 6-9PM.

Feb. 17 - "All Things in Motion," opens at Randall Scott Gallery, an exhibition of art by artists who employ motion in their work. Exhibition is 6-9PM and show runs through March 17, 2007.

Feb. 18 - Rob Lindsay at Washington Printmakers. Artist's Reception, featuring acoustic music by Jay Rees and Basso Moderno Duo on Sunday, February 18, 12-2 pm.

March 9 - The opening reception for DCist Exposed will be March 9, 6:30pm at the Warehouse Art Gallery. The show will run until March 16. Over 200 local photographers submitted their work through Flickr, and from that pool DCist choose 40 photographs by 38 photographers. All work will be framed to archival standards and for sale. Contact heathergoss [at] gmail [dot] com for details.

Baltimore, MD

Feb. 10 - Light Street Gallery has a catered reception from 5-9PM for artist George Sekkal's "The Politics of War - Maximism," which brings the artist's award-winning anti-war political collages to Baltimore.

Bethesda, MD

Feb.9 - Second Fridays for 13 Bethesda area art galleries and art venues, including a free guided Art Walk on most months (starting in April). Details here.

Feb 9 - Fraser Gallery hosts a ton of photographers selected by Catriona Fraser for the 6th Annual International Photography Competition. Opening reception and awards presentation on Feb. 9 from 6-9PM.

Feb. 9 - Neptune Gallery has "Love Birds" with work by Lisa Brotman, Elyse Harrison, Laurel Hausler, Michael Janis, John Lancaster, Matthew Lawrence, Kirk Waldroff and David Wallace. 6-9PM.

March 9 - My Tender Muse - Oil Paintings by Murman Kuchava (who lives and works in The Republic of Georgia) at Creative Partners Gallery. March 6, 2007 through April 7, 2007.

Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 8 - Second Thursdays multi-gallery openings in the area north of Northern Liberties. Details here.

Feb. 8 - Nexus is reopening in its new spaces and they will we reopen Nexus in their new home and at the same time inaugurate "Second Thursdays," a new monthly event of openings by galleries that are north of Northern Liberties. Second Thursday will be held February 8th from 6 to 9 PM. Their inaugural show in their new digs features two digital exhibitions by Jennie Thwing and Catherine Passante. Through Feb. 25, 2007.

Feb. 9 - "Neighborhood Artists" at Twenty Two Gallery (236 S. 22nd Street (on 22nd between Locust & Spruce Sts. Tel: (215) 772-1911). More than 15 artists from the gallery's neighborhood show works that include: oils, watercolors, pastels, fabric, photography and more! Opening Reception: "Second Friday," Feb. 9, 2007, 6pm to 9pm. Exhibit continues through March 8, 2007.

Feb. 9 - Sande Webster opens a new show titled "Refractions," and it runs from Feb. 6th thru March 1st. Reception: Friday, Feb. 9th from 6-8 pm.

Feb. 16 - "Coming of Age: Emerging and Established Wood Artists," at Wood Turning Center. The opening reception takes place on February 16th from 5pm to 7:30pm and will feature a gallery talk by Albert LeCoff, Wood Turning Center Executive Director and a special talk by artist Peter Exton. Artists include Michael Brolly (US), Richard Hooper (UK), Richard Raffan (Australia), Betty Scarpino (US), Mark Sfirri (US), Ben Blanc (US), Peter Exton (US), Louise Hibbert (US formerly Wales), Thierry, and Martenon (France) and Holly Tornheim (US). Through May 19, 2007.

Feb. 17 - JMS Gallery has sculptures by Salvatore Cerceo and Pavel Efremoff and also paintings by Robert Melzmuf opening with a reception on Feb. 17 from 4-7PM. Exhibition through March 24, 2007.

Feb. 22 - "Abu Ghraib Detainee Interview Project: Daniel Heyman" at The Print Center. Reception: Thursday, February 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Through May 5, 2007.

Mar. 2 - Third Street Gallery has work by Marge Peterson (also showing Marci Feldman) and the reception is March 2 from 5-9PM. Show through April 1, 2007.