Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Washington, DC, Saturday, August 15 - 30th
Shelf Works at The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen.
Exhibiting the next three weekends: Sat Aug 16 and 17, Fri, Sat, and Sun Aug 22-24 & 29-30 (hours yet to be determined).
Opening Reception: Friday, August 15th from 6-9pm. Petworth Citizen, 829 Uphsur Street, NW 202-722-2939
Washington, DC, Saturday, August 9, 1-4pm
Flatfile Program, Potluck Picnic with Cynthia Connolly at Transformer.
Come see my work in the Flatfile program at Transformer where I talk about a work that is in progress that's all about surprise and discovery called "Traces of Hidden World" while you hang out in a picnic complete with red checkered table cloths. Lemonade will be served for sure.
Arlington, VA, April 24 - August 10, 2014
Fermata is Artisphere’s first exhibition dedicated entirely to sound and the largest of its kind in the region to date. Featuring nearly 30 artists, Fermata takes an expansive approach and is a celebration of individuals using sound in a variety of disciplines, from composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to NASA Kepler scientist Lucianne Walkowicz.
Centered around a wall of speakers designed by sound artist John Henry Blatter that will be used by all participants in the show, Fermata will unfold in three parts, or movements, each featuring a different combination of six to ten sound works that will cycle continuously for a month. Each Movement will play on a continuous loop with no two works playing simultaneously in the gallery; each piece will utilize every functioning speaker on the wall, allowing playback of multi-channel audio works. Fermata will conclude with Coda, a collaboration with Transformer as part of their annual Exercises program for emerging artists.
SELECT 2014 Curators:
1st Movement (Apr 24-May 25)
- Annea Lockwood
- Brian McBride
- Jez riley French
- John Henry Blatter + Nathan Tersteeg
- Lawrence English
- Richard Chartier
- Salomè Voegelin + David Mollin
- Scarfolk Council
2nd Movement (May 28-June 22)
- Alberto Gaitán
- Don Zientara + Ian MacKaye
- Eddie Ruscha
- Forest Swords
- Markus Guentner
- Ryuichi Sakamoto
- The London Sound Survey
- Toni Dimitrov
3rd Movement (June 25-July 20)
- Alvin Lucier
- Beauty Pill
- Francisco Lopèz
- Kate Carr
- Lucianne Walkowicz
- Specta Ciera
- The Books
CODA (July 23-Aug 10)
- Alex Braden
- E. Jane
- Emily Francisco
- Ian McDermott
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd.Arlington, VA
Washington, DC, February 27-March 22
SELECT 2014: WPA Exhibition and Art Auction Gala at Artisphere
WPA’s Annual Art Auction Gala is the highlight of DC’s contemporary art world season and I am one of eight curators for the event! DC’s longest running and most-established contemporary art auction, SELECT is an annually anticipated event that supports the organization and the artist community. SELECT 2014 features works available for purchase chosen by 8 of the region’s top and emerging curators as well as selections by WPA’s Board of Directors. Featuring works by established and emerging artists from DC, Baltimore, Richmond and beyond, WPA’s selection of exquisite, engaging, and exciting art works offer something for collectors both seasoned and aspiring. The works are presented as an exhibition for three weeks prior to auction and a full-color, perfect bound catalog with curator essays accompanies the show.
SELECT 2014 Curators:
- Cynthia Connolly - Visual Arts Curator, Artisphere, Arlington, VA
- Jeffry Cudlin - Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
- Brandon Fortune - Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
- Jennifer Scanlan - Independent Curator, New York, NY
- Olivia Kohler-Maga - Assistant Director, Luther W. Brady Gallery at George Washington University, Washington, DC
- Megan Rook-Koepsel - Independent Curator, Washington, DC
- Mera Rubell - Co-founder, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
- Gregory Volk - Art Critic/Independent Curator/Associate Professor in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and New York
SELECT 2014 Exhibition: February 27-March 21, 2014. Gala: March 22, 2014, 7-11pm. For Gala ticket information, please contact Mary Resing at mresing[@]wpadc.org or 202-234-7103 x5
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27, 7-10pm. Curator Talks: Wednesday, March 6 and 13, 6:30-8pm. Exhibition on view: Wednesday-Friday: 4-11pm; Saturday: Noon-11pm; Sunday: Noon-5pm; Monday-Tuesday: Closed.
Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Washington, DC, Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1
Thread at Union Market
Transformer's Flat Files, which contain my artwork, will be exhibited for the weekend at Union Market. Ride your bike down and check it out!
Union Market, 1309 5th Street NE, Washington, DC 20009
Washington, DC, September 7-28, 2013
Group Show at Furthermore
Seminal objects that have repeatedly emerged as inspiration in the works of a selection of artists and thinkers hailing from Washington, DC. Participants include: James Alefantis, Eames Armstrong, Philip Barlow, Holly Bass, Sandra Beasley, Kristina Bilonick, Calder Brannock, Gareth Branwyn, Natalie Campbell, Billy Colbert, Cynthia Connolly, Buck Downs, Hasan Elahi, Alberto Gaitan, Nathaniel Grann, Linda Hesh, Bill Hill, Brian Liu, Katie Macyshyn, Renee Regan, Brigitte Reyes, W.C. Richardson, Siobhan Rigg, Robin Schaefer, Renee Stout, Jordan Swartz, Sarah Tanguy, Richard Vosseller, Rex Weil, Zac Willis, Martine Workman
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 6-9pm.
Show and Tell with artists: Saturday, September 28, 6-9pm
Furthermore, 52 O Street NW, Washington, DC -- appointment necessary to view exhibition outside these two times and dates.
Washington, DC, September 18th 2013
Rural Studio Benefit Opening at the Darryl Carter Boutique
I attended Auburn University's Rural Studio in 2002/03. Rural Studio is an undergraduate program of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Since 1993, working within one of the poorest county's in Alabama, the program directs students to design and build projects that will help that immediate community. This is a benefit for homes to be built within the Black Belt region of Alabama, where the Rural Studio resides. The Rural Studio has designed a housing prototype that enables low income families to break the cycle of poverty. One house= $20,000. Please help in contributing so the Rural Studio can built eight $20,000 houses this spring. I will be exhibiting and selling photographs and postcards from my time in Alabama as part of this benefit.
This evening, if you donate $30-$50 at the door, you will have access to the benefit and yummy snacks and drinks. Please come if you can!! My project at the Rural Studio is here (the Rural Studio site is under construction and my project does not appear on that site at this time).
The Darryl Carter Boutique is located at 1320 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (at 9th and O NW). The opening is at 6:30PM.
Washington, DC, March - June 23, 2013
Letters on Top of Buildings at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
This is the exhibition the Corcoran Gallery of Art recently acquired. If you check out the PUMP ME UP show please also go and see these photographs that appear in the Clark Landing outside Gallery 30.
Washington, DC, Friday, April 5 - Sunday April 21, 2013 (dates have changed!)
Contemporary Wing and Roger Gastman Present: Mumbo Sauce (a Pop-Up art show)
With BORF, Richard Coleman, Tim Conlon, COOL 'DISCO' DAN, Clark Fox, Cynthia Connolly, Globe Poster Archive, Mark Jenkins, Mingering Mike, Robin Rose and Rosina Teri Memolo. RSVP mandatory to attend opening reception: firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-730-5037. At 906 H Street, NE Washington, DC 20002, Hours: Tue-Sun 11-6pm.
Washington, DC, February 23 - April 7, 2013
PUMP ME UP: DC Subculture of the 1980's at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
I will have two objects in this show: The Black Sheep drawing I did for the Minor Threat, Out of Step EP Cover, and original layout boards for the Banned in DC book, that I still publish. (The book, unfortunately, is out of print, and more than likely will not be for sale at the Corcoran. I am in the middle of the laborious project of making it digital to be reprinted. The original was made before digital layouts were created, as you will see if you go to this exhibition.)
Opening party (which sold out in one day) is Friday, February 22. Saturday, February 23 is the world premiere of a documentary film, The legend of Cool "Disco" Dan, at the AFI in Silver Spring. (I have vintage super 8 footage that is very brief in this film-- of a Cool Disco Dan tag, shot from the window of d.c. space at the corner of 7th and E Streets, NW in about 1989).
Sunday, February 24th is a huge DC Funk- Punk Throwback Jam at the 9:30 club in conjunction with the above two events.
Letters on Top of Buildings voted Best Gallery ShowMy Letters on Top of Buildings show at Civilian Art Projects was voted Best Gallery Show of 2012 in the Washington Post by art critic Mark Jenkins.
New York, New York, January 25 - 27 2013.
Postcards from the Edge: Benefit for Visual Aids at Sikkema Jenkins and Co.
Over 1500 postcard-sized artworks by established and emerging artists. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase.
PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, January 25, 2013, from 6-8 pm, $85 admission includes one raffle ticket. Sneak Peak: the only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. No sales. Silent Auction: small works and VIP access. Raffle: winner selects the first postcard.
BENEFIT SALE 2013: Saturday, January 26, from 10 am- 6 pm. Postcards $85 each. Buy 4 & get the 5th as our Thank You. Sunday, January 27, from 12 pm- 4 pm. Postcards $85 each. Buy 2 & get the 3rd as our Thank You.
Sikkema Jenkins and Co is located at 530 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011.
PO Box 12091
Arlington, Virginia 22219
All content is ©2014 by Cynthia Connolly