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Upcoming Exhibits & Events

Los Angeles, CA, February 12 -14, 2016

LA Art Book Fair at Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

My various books are being sold at the LA Art Book Fair: BIG LOTS at table x17 with Deadbeat Club and Banned in DC at table x67 with MOVE and Sergej Vutuc. Ask them if they have any signed copies! They might! Banned in DC is a special price of $20 this weekend.

Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, March 5, 7-8:30pm

Banned in DC Book Signing/Talk/Slideshow at Cindergarden

LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! presents Cynthia Connolly with a live slide show and talk on the Banned in DC book. Celebrate the 7th edition of legendary punk photo book with Cynthia Connolly, the book's publisher and one of its authors. There will be a talk and signing of the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page afterword). For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made "Banned in DC," illustrated by even more images of ephemera and photos that couldnot fit in the new afterword. Book signing will follow. Bring cash for your copy of "Banned in DC"! ($25)

Cindergarden, 4823 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, 19143, Suggested donation: $3

Ventura, CA, Saturday December 26

Banned in DC Book Signing/Talk/Slideshow at EP Forster Library

Special for this location there will be an intro slideshow of contemporary photographs by Cynthia Connolly with musical accompaniment by California artist, musician and curator, Rich Jacobs.

For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made the book, illustrated by more even images of ephemera and photos that could not fit in the new Afterword.

Rich Jacobs, California artist, musician and curator will play guitar alongside an opening slideshow of artwork that Connolly composed specifically for this talk. Both are now contemporary artists heavily influenced from the DIY punk scene.

Books & Zines will be available.

4-6pm at EP Forster Library, 651 East Main Street, 93001, Free

Baltimore, MD, Saturday November 14, 7–9pm

Banned in DC Book Signing and Slideshow at Atomic Books

Cynthia Connolly, the publisher and one of the authors of Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79–85 will be at Atomic Books for a talk and signing for the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page Afterword).

Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made the book, and will present even more images and ephemera that could not fit in the new Afterword.

New Orleans, LA, Wednesday October 28, 2015

Banned in DC Book Signing and Slideshow at Nola Community Print Shop

Celebrate the 7th edition of legendary punk photo book Banned in DC!

Cynthia Connolly, the publisher and one of the authors of Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79–85, will have a talk and book signing of the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page afterword). For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made Banned in DC, illustrated by even more images of ephemera and photos that could not fit in the new afterword. Book signing will follow.

Also, slideshow from local photographer, Cris Berntsen, Tunes by DJ Heavy Cream & DJ Dieout, and a Pop-up bar! Bring cash for your copy of Banned in DC! ($25). The Event will be held in the backyard at 7PM, unless it rains! Nola Community Print Shop, 1201 Mazant St, 70117.

Washington, DC, Saturday October 17, 2015

Downtown Walking Tour of the DC Punk Underground, 1979–1985

As part of the first anniversary of the DC Punk Archive at DC Public Library, Cynthia Connolly, the publisher and one of the authors of Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79-85, will have a book signing of the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page Afterword) and brief tour of significant locations for the punk scene in downtown DC -- just blocks from the library. People involved in the DC punk scene as well as intrigued fans are invited for the tour. She, along with the staff at the DC Punk Archive, will visit four downtown locations shown in the book. At each location, you are welcome to share additional anecdotes that never made it into the book. These stories will be recorded and placed in the archive with the book as a preservation of the DC punk community.

Locations in NW will include: 9:30 Club at 930 F Street, dc space at 7th and E Streets, Lansburgh Center at 7th Street between D and E Streets, Lonestar Beefhouse on 9th between E and F Streets, and Oscar's Eye at 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Afterwords, come back to the library for a book signing with Connolly.

We will start and end the tour in the Great Hall at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20001. The tour will depart at 2pm. Free

Important Update: We are moving the tour INDOORS to a VIRTUAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR because of the number of people who have said they are going. Additionally, we have added to the virtual tour short excerpts from the upcoming DC Punk documentary "Punk the Capital" to help instigate storytelling from the audience!!

Washington, DC, October 1–December 31, 2015

Transformer Flatfile at Logan Fringe Art Space

Opening receptions on first Friday of the months, October 1, November 5 and December 3rd from 6:30- 8pm. At some point, my work that is in the Transformer Flatfiles will be on exhibit. Just go to all three shows during that time!! Logan Fringe Art Space, 1358 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

New York, NY, September 18–20, 2015, preview September 17th

BIG LOTS at the New York Art Book Fair

My book, BIG LOTS will be at the New York Art Book Fair with the publisher Deadbeat Club

Washington, DC, Wednesday August 26–Friday, November 20, 2015

Presence at Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Selected Contemporary Photography: Photographs of empty and abandoned places explore how we impact the spaces we inhabit and the traces of human presence left behind with with Nancy Breslin, William Christenberry, Cynthia Connolly, Lisa Tyson Ennis, Frank Gohlke, Dean Kessmann, Bridget Sue Lambert, Dan Lobdell, Pablo Maurer, Andrew Moore, E. Brady Robinson, Lee Lasoutos, Katherine Sifers and Trine Sondergaard

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW, 2nd Floor. Gallery hours: Tues–Fri 10-5pm. Phone: 202-994-1525, Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU (Blue, Orange and Silver lines).

Los Angeles, CA, June 20, 2015

Banned in DC Book Signing at Arcana Books from 4–6pm.

I will be signing the new edition (7th) of the Banned in DC at Arcana Books with Bryan Turcotte, who will be signing a special 15th Anniversary limited edition of his, Fucked Up + Photocopied book. For anyone who buys a book, I will be giving away an original flyer from the 90’s that I made for the phototour I did with Pat Graham. So, come on down!!

Also: Deadbeat zine number 37, "Big Lots" with about 20 photographs of mine in an edition of 200 will be available for sale for $10. Get your copy tonight!

Also:: secret note: I might do an impromptu “hang out” with the Record Truck somewhere in LA before the book signing that week. You will have to find me on Instagram or Twitter to fine out more! @cynthi4connolly

Los Angeles, CA, January 2015

The series, "Letters on Top of Buildings" (a total of 14 prints) was just acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Washington, DC/ Arlington, VA, January 30–March 6, 2015

WPA Select 2015 Art Auction and Gala at Artisphere

The photograph, "Olympic", which was recently acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum has been selected for inclusion in the auction by curator Phyllis Rosenzweig. Please come and consider buying artwork that supports both the artist and the Washington Project for the Arts. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209. Exhibit Hours: 4–11PM Wed–Fri, Sat, Noon–11pm, Sun Noon–5pm.

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