I've been meaning to mention this for a long time, but I am a huge fan of Vincent Gallegos' blog and photography, and essentially a while back I realized that Gallegos is easily the best "event photographer" in the DMV.
In fact, he's work is so cool that I'm beginning to think that Vincent has now transcended the "photographer presence" and he's one of those key parts of our area's cultural tapestry that makes his presence itself a lynch pin success for that event.
If Gallegos is there for your opening, taking pics and mixing in, then you know you've got a kewl opening going on.
Check him out here and be prepared to see what one day will be a historical record of the DMV visual art scene and then more.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Next Friday: Open Source
It takes a lot to get DMVers to hit the road on a cold Friday night, but next Friday night you got to get off your snowmaggedon-fearing blues and go see "Open Source" at Carrol Square Gallery, co-curated by Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant, both professors at GMU.
The show features work by Kelly Criscuolo-DeButts, Floating Lab Collective, Oliver Giron, Lindsay Hawks, Peter Lee, Brooke Marcy, Ryan McCoy and Alex Straub. It actually opened today, but the reception is next Friday.
My predictions before I even see the show? Look for Ryan McCoy to steal the show.
January 28 - March 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Artists' Websites: Carol Brown Goldberg
Carol Brown Goldberg has been exhibiting in Washington, D.C. since 1975. She earned her BA in American Studies at the University of Maryland, and then trained at the Corcoran School of Art under Gene Davis, winning the Eugene M. Weisz award upon graduation. Since that time, her paintings have been in over a hundred solo and group shows in the United States, Europe, Russia, and Central America.
She is one of the 100 DMV artists in the book 100 Washington, DC Artists.