Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Los Angeles, CA, June 20, 2015
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
Washington, DC/ Arlington, VA, January 30-March 6, 2015
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.
Washington, DC, November 22, 2014, !!ONLY!!
My photograph, Jesus Saves, Los Angeles, California, 8-2-2012, will be at the Transformer Auction. If you haven't been to the auction, now is the time to go to support a great non-profit art space in Washington, DC. This is a super fun event and I will be there!!
Featuring over 160 artworks by locally, nationally, and internationally based, emerging & established artists. Savories, sweets, and drinks provided by several of Washington DC's finest restaurants.
Katzen Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
San Jose, California, Saturday December 13 - January 3, 2015
Move, curated by Rich Jacobs at Seeing Things.
Opening reception Saturday, December 13th. Address: 30 North 3rd Street.
Washington, DC, Saturday, August 15 - 30, 2014
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 Lopez
- 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, 2014
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
PO Box 3358
Arlington, VA 22203
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