Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Summer Of Love

SOFA Chicago is coming Nov. 6-8, but you can check out, get an early peek (and bid) for Tim Tate's latest work here.

This piece will be selling for $12,000 at SOFA, but bidding here will begin at $9500.


Last November, Ten Miles Square and the Pink Line Project presented the photography exhibit "Fixation" at Fight Club, which drew over 700 people on opening night.

This year, "Fixation" moves to the growing new art concentration spot that I've been buzzing about around H Street, NE! As usual, they'll feature awesome photographers who document DC's subcultures. Along with great live music and lots of the usual beverages. Skater's welcome!

Fixation -"Photography + Music + Usual Beverage + Your Portraits!"
6-10 PM on November 7 at DC's newest gallery, Industry Gallery (above Conner Contemporary).

6-9 PM Music by Yoko K!
7:30 PM ayyoko confidential
9:00 PM Suspicious Package (recently mentioned in Spin magazine!)

Portrait photographs: Have your portrait taken in front of a specially commissioned backdrop created by artist Cory Oberndorfer.

"Fixation" photographers:
Aziz Yazdani
Drew McDermott
Angela Kleis
Pat Padua
Karon Flage
Joshua Yospyn
Amit Mehta
Nicole Aguirre
Jay Westcott

Celebrate DC's newest art center with:

* An opening of Koen Vanmechelen's "Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (DC)" at Conner Contemporary.

* G Fine Art's new space on the same block.

* A first look at the home of the new Industry Gallery, a contemporary design exhibition space.

The Monuments Men

Here’s an amazing video with Doris Kearns Goodwin discussing The Monuments Men, a new book about a small group of unknown heroes, men and women, who volunteered to save the cultural treasures of western civilization from the Nazi’s during WWII.

Among these unique and untold stories, is the story of the greatest heroine of the group -- Rose Valland. This brave woman secretly recorded the movements of stolen art and cultural objects by the Nazis, which was instrumental in the eventual recovery of these great treasures.

Book Page writes,

“an account that moves like a Hollywood action adventure…there are heroes to root for, villains to hiss at and an increasingly pressing race against time…Whether you’re a fan of art, military history or stories of real-life heroes, The Monuments Men is a treasure worth the hunt”
Buy the book here.

Artists' Websites: Ramell Ross

DC based freelance photographer Ramell Ross just completed a photo series that abstractly depicts Washington DC through paper clips. It's quite inventive and minimalist! See it here.