Friday, October 22, 2010

Ten Artists for Ten Years

Exhibition opening October 22 at the Sumner School from 6:00 PM -- 8:00 PM.

Featured artists include: Gwen Aqui, Billy Colbert, Doris Colbert Kennedy,Victor Ekpuk, Elsa Gebreyesus, Sonya Lawyer, Chris Malone, Anne Marchand, Michael Singletary, and Frank Smith.

Charles Sumner School
1201 17th St NW,
Washington, DC 20036-3009
(202) 442-6060

In Norfolk tomorrow night

Havana-based Cuban artist Sandra Ramos is in many people's opinions, the leading contemporary Cuban artist in the world, and later this month, her solo exhibition titled Exodus, running from October 23 - December 27, opens in Norfolk's leading independently owned commercial fine arts gallery: Mayer Fine Art.

MFA, which also represents my work, is by far the top fine arts venue in the Tidewater area, and its hardworking owner, the talented Shiela Giolitti, daughter of the legendary comic book artist Alberto Giolitti has been preparing for this, Ramos' second ever solo show in the USA, for a long time.

Sandra Ramos, Flyin to Miami

Sandra Ramos. Flying to Miami. Charcoal and Acrylic on Digital Canvas Print. 130 x 90 cm. Circa 2010

The opening is Saturday, October 23rd from 6-9PM.

Additionally, Ramos will be leading a printmaking workshop at the Chrysler Museum on Oct 23 and 24th. You can register for that workshop here.

Then, on October 26th at 7PM, Sandra Ramos will present a lecture on contemporary Cuban art at the Baron and Ellin Art Galleries of Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Free and open to the public.

Ramos is in the permanent collection of MoMa, MFA Boston, Dallas Museum, Miami Art Museum and many other US, European and Latin American art museums.

I'm driving down for this opening; see ya there!

Jessica goes yard again

Good review in the WaPo by Jessica Dawson - read it here.

The shiny flecks distract from a twisted little canvas called "Judith," which is a tightly cropped homage to Artemisia Gentileschi's signature canvas, "Judith Slaying Holofernes." Rieck zoomed in on Judith's hand grasping the knife hilt and came up with a picture that evokes a phallus or pudenda almost at the same time. I love the bizarreness of this painting, but mica isn't adding to its success.

Wanna go to an opening today?

Marymount University's Fine Art and Graphic Design Faculty Show has an opening Friday, October 22, 5-7:30 pm. The dates for the show are: October 22-December 12, 2010.