Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Catch these two three this Saturday in DC

Angela Jerardi's "CONSUME" opens November 30 at the Gallery at Flashpoint. The opening reception for the exhibition is Saturday, December 2 from 5-7 pm. Timed to "coincide with the busiest shopping time of the year, the exhibition features a diverse group of artists from the region taking a playful look at consumption in its broadest terms, exploring what it means to consume, or be consumed, from eating and drinking, to using and squandering, to our obsessive desires to buy, and our consumption of popular culture in its myriad forms. The show will include installation, video, photography, painting, and prints, as well as a "store" selling exclusive 'CONSUME' products."

CONSUME features a video installation by Lani Iacovelli (Washington, DC); mixed media paintings by Chris Lawrence (Philadelphia, PA); an installation (made of blown sugar) by Jessie Lehson (Baltimore, MD); prints by Heidi Neff (Baltimore, MD) - Heidi is "fascinated and inspired by our consumption of and connection to sexuality. Her present project takes inspiration from pornography magazines; through her appropriation of these images they are recreated as quiet, softly colored hand-pulled prints." Finally also photographs and video by Michael Wichita (Washington, DC).

Jayme McLellan's show at the Warehouse Arts Complex opens the same night from 7-9 pm, so it's a nice night to catch two DC openings within walking distance to one another. More on this show later...

Update: Keep on walking and over at Irvine Contemporary you can also see two concurrent exhibitions opening Saturday, December 2: The Trophy Room, a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Joshua Levine, and Three New Chinese Artists: A Preview, featuring new paintings by Li Jian Ping, Liu Jian, and Ye Qiang. Opening Reception, Saturday, December 2, 6-8:00 pm. The exhibitions run through Saturday, January 7, 2007.

With the exhibition Three New Chinese Artists: A Preview, Irvine Contemporary also announces the representation of Li Jian Ping, Liu Jian, and Ye Qiang through their newly-established office and artists’ agency in Beijing, China.

This exhibition is a first preview of three artists whose work has already achieved international importance, and who will be featured in solo exhibitions at Irvine in the gallery’s 2007-2008 program. Li Jian Ping, Liu Jian, and Ye Qiang are already widely recognized in China and Asia. This show is their first US and international exhibition through gallery representation in the US.

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