The Mera Rubell Picks
“I certainly feel more connected to artists working in DC. These 36 hours were a beautiful, focused and intense time. Please express my thanks to the artists who took this ride with us. How amazing and magical were all the visits! The artists invited us into their studios and gave us a real understanding of their personal creative world. It was truly life altering for me. What an experience! And now, our efforts can only present a small sample of the many brilliant working artists in DC. It's a much larger scene than I ever imagined--how exciting!”The artists chosen by Ms. Rubell and whose work will be featured in her Auction Exhibition section include: M.G. Barkovic, Holly Bass, Judy Byron, Rafael Cañizares-Yunez, Adam de Boer, Mary Early, Victoria Gaitán, Carol Brown Goldberg, Pat Goslee, Jason Horowitz, Barbara Liotta, Patrick McDonough, Brandon Morse, Dan Steinhilber, Lisa Marie Thalhammer and yours truly!
Mera Rubell in my studio. Photo by Lisa Gold
Congrats to all the selected artists, and I know that I am not the only one who feels that Ms. Rubell has added a significant new spice to the Greater DC area art scene's soup that will kick it up a hundred notches and perhaps help to crack the apathy that our local curators and media have towards DC artists.
Meanwhile here's a video note to all the Debbie Downer crabs of the Greater DC art scene, who now must focus on something positive for a change: