Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Little Junester...
Anderson Campello at 8 weeks
That my friends, is Anderson Lennox Campello at eight weeks! The only nickname that seems to stick is Little Junes, a diminutive of Junior, which is what he was called when he was in his momma's belly and before he had a name. Poor kid, if it sticks he's gonna have to do some fightin' in school.

This Saturday: Anne Truitt at Osuna

Anne Truitt, "Untitled", 1972, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 96 inches

This Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 2-5 pm, my good friend and fellow Cuban-American Ramon Osuna will open Anne Truitt - A Selection of: Sculpture, Paintings, and Drawings. The show goes through January 9, 2010.

This Friday: Laurel Lukaszewski at Project 4

 Laurel LukaszewskiProject 4 will present a solo exhibition of new works by local ceramics artist, and my good friend Laurel Lukaszewski. The Opening Reception is this Friday, November 6, 2009 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

The conception of this body of work arises from the artist's interest in the Japanese phrase, "ichi-go ichi-e", which roughly translates to "one moment, one time" in English.

The simple and elegant individual porcelain forms that Lukaszewski creates for this exhibition become rich and expansive installations throughout the gallery.

While the artist is clearly inspired by specific forms from the natural world, her poetic installations come to evoke a more abstract sense of the transient beauty present in all of our experience, physical and emotional. Lukaszewski explains that the phrase "icho-go ichi-e", which derives from the Japanese tea ceremony, corresponds to the work in this exhibition serving "both as an encouragement to seize the day and as a memorial for what has been lost."
Laurel Lukaszewski has exhibited her work in galleries and institutions throughout the country, and was recently invited to participate in the ARTworks 2009 Artist Residency at the Holland Hall School in Tulsa, OK.

FotoWeek DC (I guess)

I haven't received a single press release from the FotoWeekDC people, without an argument one of the best things that has happened to DC photography ever... but I have received tons of individual press releases from the myriad of participating galleries, alternative art venues and museums.

Thus let me pick one to share the events with all of you:

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is proud to support FotoWeek DC 2009 as a Palladium Sponsor – the highest level of sponsorship and the only cultural institution in this category. In addition to a full range of programming, the Corcoran will showcase artwork from the College of Art + Design at FotoWeek Central (3338 M Street, NW) during the annual photography celebration. Corcoran FotoWeek programming highlights include:

· Portfolio reviews on Sunday, November 8 from prominent photographers of all specialties

· Special guest lecture by artist Edward Burtynsky on Wednesday, November 11, who will discuss the “industrial sublime” in his work, including Edward Burtynsky: Oil, a large-scale photo exhibition now on view at the Corcoran

· The FotoWeek DC lecture series Saturday, November 14, featuring work from photographers in Cuba, Beijing, and Iraq.
Interesting choice of nations to feature... anyway, for details visit www.corcoran.org/fotoweekdc. For a full schedule of FotoWeekDC events and programs, visit www.fotoweekdc.org.

Wanna go to an opening this Friday?

Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 6:00-8:00PM.

Bernabe Mendez from the State of Guerrero works as a professional window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month by Dulce Pinzón

Bernabe Mendez from the State of Guerrero works as a professional window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month.
20x24 inches, C-print mounted. c. 2004-2005 by Dulce Pinzón

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery (located at 1632 U Street, NW in DC) will have the opening of The Real Story of the Superheroes, featuring photographs by Mexican photographer Dulce Pinzón.
This exhibition introduces the Latino immigrant in New York in a satirical documentary style featuring ordinary men and women in their work environment donning superhero garb. In doing so, Pinzón raises questions of both our definition of American heroism and the ignorance of and indifference to the workforce that fuels our ever-consuming economy.
The exhibition runs November 4 - 28.