O'Sullivan on G40
The WaPo's art critic Michael O'Sullivan reviews "G40: The Summit"
Some 2,000 art works by more than 500 artists are on view in a partially empty office building in Crystal City.Read it here.
And no, it isn't Artomatic. Next question.
How is it different from that regular, open-to-all art show? For one thing, "G40: The Summit" is curated. That means that, with the exception of a handful of installation artists, one man -- Shane Pomajambo of the Art Whino Gallery -- has handpicked each artist for the 75,000-square-foot exhibition. It takes up four floors and part of the lobby level. (The rest of the first floor is used for a stage and bar.)
I love this quote: "These days, almost nobody draws like Ben Tolman, whose intricate pen drawings -- at once classical and subversive -- are a stand-out here. Nobody, that is, except half the artists in the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art."
Ben Tolman is amazing... see his stuff here.