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News Archive: Past Exhibits & Events


New York, NY: Sept 10 - December 31, 2010

MIX 'n' MATCH by Cynthia Connolly at The Quality Mending Co (formerly Eleven)

See Cynthia's free standing photographs of Alabama re-arranged with the objects in the store fortnightly by the following , Homemaker, Virginia (October 9 - ??), Michael Azerrad, author and journalist, Carter, Artist, New York, Paul Roth, Executive Director Richard Avedon Foundation, former curator of photography at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC/New York, Carole Greenwood, Musician, Artist, Washington, DC / New York, Angela Jerardi , FLUX space, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Artwork, which includes handmade letter-pressed promotional posters of the exhibit, bags and framed photographs by Cynthia Connolly, will be for sale. Artwork by subsequent artists and how they display and sell it is completely up to their discretion.

Opening Reception: Friday September 10, 2010, 6-8pm, 15 Prince Street, 10012. Brooklyn based luthier, Nathaniel Rowan, will be playing a fiddle and/or banjo that he created. Exhibition goes through to the end of December. The hours of The Quality Mending Co are Sunday-Thursday 12-7 and Friday & Saturday 12-8

View photos from the Mix 'n' Match installation here

See reviews and features of the space and the show here:
NY Press
Moodboard Blog
Metropolis Magazine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Friday June 4, 2010

MOVE curated by Rich Jacobs at Space 1026. I am not in the show, technically, but Tim Kerr said I should hang some of my work prints around his work... so I"m going in to INVADE THE SHOW...and I'll be at the opening!

Here are the other artists who are REALLY in the show: Eric White, Calef Brown, Jim Houser, Garry Davis, Karoline Collins, Tim Kerr, Chrissy Piper, Mofo, Jordan Isip, Rich Jacobs, Stephen Powers, Alberto Kroeger, James Gallagher, Jeff Canham, Louie Cordero, Bert Queiroz, Melinda Beck, Dan Murphy, Tod Swank, Rodger Bridges, Caroline Hwang, Jason Polan, Matt Leines, Jocko Weyland, Billy Sprague, Kate Hurowitz, Clint Woodside, Carl Dunn, Rob Ben, Martin Sorrondeguy, Jenna Robinson, Kelly Nicholson, Adam Wallacavage, Chris Duncan, Erika Borboa, Alex Lukas, Michael Bartalos, Ben Woodward, Isaac Lin, Max Lawrence, Chris Shary, Damian Abraham, Chris Stain, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Chris Kline, Derek Weisberg, John Freeborn, & maybe a few others?

Special music guests, Zomes (asa from Lungfish) Koen Holtcamp (from Mountians) Tim Kerr (from Big Boys, and all the bands that I dont have room to list.)

Space 1026 is located at 1026 Arch Street in Philadelphia. The opening is Friday the 4th from 7-10PM.

Washington, DC: Saturday June 12, 2010

HOME GROWN at Transformer Gallery, 1404 P STREET, NW, from 1-6pm.

Join artist Cynthia Connolly and cultural worker Jeff Hnilicka for an afternoon of conversation, local foods, music, and art. While sharing photographic documentation of personal art projects that explore themes of community and sustainability, Cynthia and Jeff will simultaneously be preparing and sharing with audiences a variety of food purchased fresh that morning from Potomac Vegetable Farms (Purcelville, VA) and Eco Friendly Foods (Moneta, VA) at the Court House Arlington, VA Farmers market. Among the projects Cynthia will be sharing is a work-in-progress documenting the work of farmers from the Court House market, exposing their entire food network from source to plate. She will also show photographs documenting her Rural Studio project in Perry County Alabama, where she designed and built an organic vegetable stand. Music from celebrated DC-based bands will play throughout the day.

This program is free and open to the public. "Our goal is to farm this land well, leaving the land improved, while feeding people real food and being excellent neighbors." - Ellen Polishuk, Potomac Vegetable Farms

Washington, DC: May 24-26, 2010

PROJECT CREATE BENEFIT AUCTION at Reyes + Davis Gallery, 923 F Street, NW, #302, Washington, DC. I will have one of my "Refrigerator Magnets A-Z from the San Francisco Alphabet" in the auction. This is a box with contact prints of about 100 letters from the San Francisco sidewalks made into magnets. The box lid and bottom are covered also in original photographs and the lid is letter pressed. 6 1/2" L X 4 3/4" H H 1 5/8" W. Signed and numbered 1 through 25. Other artists in the auction are: Gert Barkovic, Steven Cushner, Chanan Delivuk, Jeff Hensley, Atara Kelman, Suzanne Lago Arthur, Pepa Leon, Patrick McDonough, William Newman, Judy Southerland, Jason Zimmerman, Frank Day, Kenneth George, Judy Jashinsky, Gediyon Kifle, Toni Lane, Barbara Liotta, Johanna Mueller, Dennis O'Neil and Terri Weiffenbach. The gallery will be open Monday and Tuesday, May 24-25. The auction will be Wednesday evening, May 26. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. All proceeds to directly to art programs for DC's homeless youth. Call 202-255-5050 for details

Washington, DC: Sunday February 28, 2010

SONOMA RESTAURANT, 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC. Sonoma presents a family style dinner featuring the local farm, Eco Friendly Foods. I have been documenting the Eco Friendly Foods distribution network and there will be a short slide-show of my work in progress. There are 40 seats available to this event, hosted by Eco Friendly Foods' Bev Eggleston and chef Nick Sharpe. Dinner begins at 6pm and costs $96 with wine and $80 without.


New York, NY: December 1 - February 13 2009

LATIFA ECHAKHCHATE at The Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art 495 Broadway, 3rd Floor. The Banned In DC book appears in the Reading Room as curated by Ooga Booga from Los Angeles. Opening reception Sunday November 29, 2009. Also in this exhibit is Ingo Giezendanner, who is a Swiss artist whose work has been published by my friends in Zurich. A delightful coincidence indeed.

Washington, DC: December 4 - December 21, 2009

ICEBOX HOLIDAY SHOP at the Washington Project for the Arts, 2023 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC. A juried exhibition of artist's work for sale as holiday gifts. My "Box of Ice Boxes" will be for sale in this exhibit ($20 each). Opening night: Friday December 4th, 6-8PM. Closing night: Monday December 21st, 6-8PM, with open hours during the day: Mon - Fri 11-5pm.

Washington, DC: November 7, 2009, 7-10 PM

TRANSFORMER GALLERY BENEFIT AUCTION at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street, NW Washington, DC. Auction tickets can be bought through Transformer at www.transformergallery.org

San Francisco, CA: September 11 - October 10, 2009

HOT & COLD GROUP SHOW at Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions 172 Minna Street, 94105. Opening Reception: Friday September 11, 5-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat 11-6pm. 415-777-1366

Washington, DC June 27 - October 2 2009

Recent Acquisitions in the Corcoran Collection at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street, NW (17th and New York Ave), Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun 10-5 and Thur 10-9pm, (closed Mon and Tue) 202-639-1700.

Houston, Texas: July 31 - September 3 2009

Friends at Domy Books, Featuring Cynthia Connolly, Bill Daniel, Rich Jacobs, Michael Sieben and Tim Kerr. Address: 1709 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77098. Hours: Mon-Fri 1-9PM, Sat 11-9PM, Sun 11-7PM. Opening reception: July 31, 7-9pm, free admission.

New York, New York July 18 - August 12, 2009

Dime Bag 3 curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens at Giant Robot, NY, featuring over 240 artists including: Melinda Beck, Angela Boatwright, Calef Brown, William Buzzell, Cynthia Connolly, Louie Cordero, Georganne Deen, Keirsten Essenpreis, Evah Fan, James Benjamin Franklin, Maya Hayuk, Rich Jacobs, Frances Jeter, Aya Kakeda, Misaki Kawai, Andy Kehow, Matt Leines, Eddie Martinez, Richard McGuire, Taylor McKimens Edel Rodriguez, Anna Sea, Jeff Soto, Janathan Viner, Eric White Tobin Yelland and more. Opening Reception: Saturday July 18 6:30 - 10PM. 437 East 9th Street (Between Ave A and 1st Ave), NY 10009.

New York, New York June 23 - 28, 2009

No Soul For Sale. Photographs of mine will be exhibiting with Transformer, from DC, at a week long exhibit at X Initiative on 548 West 2nd Street, NY NY 10011. Opening Reception: June 23, 6-9pm 
Opening time: June 24 - 28, 2009, 1-9pm, FREE ENTRANCE

Silver Spring, Maryland Thursday June 11, 2009

Silent Auction for Pyramid Atlantic. I have a photograph in the benefit auction that takes place at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland on Thursday, June 11th at 7pm. There will be a showing of the Beautiful Losers film and a silent auction. I was one of the artists in the Beautiful Losers exhibit that toured for five years. The film features interviews with about 14 of the artists from the exhibit. I can't make it to the auction and film showing, but check it out if you can. It's at the American Film Institute, 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, Maryland.

Washington, DC Friday May 8 - Sunday June 7, 2009

GIFT EXCHANGE curated by Laura Roulet at DCAC (district of columbia arts center) 2418 18th Street, NW Washington, DC. Featuring Cynthia Connolly, Edgar Endress, Helen Frederick, Inga Frick, Muriel Hasbun, Dennis O'Neil showing their work and the work that they gifted or traded with these artists: Thomas Campbell, Joseph Casseus, Julia Kjelgaard, Gillian Brown, Jennifer O'Neill and S.Dukachev. Artists talk on Sunday June 7 at 3pm. Four of my ice machine photographs from the "Beautiful Losers" exhibit will accompany a piece of artwork I traded with Thomas Campbell in 1998 (along with a photo document I made of the trade). Gallery Hours: Wed - Sun 2-7PM. 202-462-7833 www.dcartscenter.org

Austin, Texas: Thursday April 23, 2009 - Saturday June 20, 2009

Friends at Domy Books, Featuring Cynthia Connolly, Bill Daniel, Rich Jacobs, Michael Sieben and Tim Kerr. The Opening Reception is Thursday April 23. I will be at that opening. Domy Books is located at 913 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas, 78702, Hours: Tue - Fri 1-9PM, Sat 12-9PM, Sun 12-7PM. www.domystore.com

See photos of the show here and here

San Francisco, California (Richmond area): March 20 - April 15, 2009

Move 18: Listen with Your Eyes and Ears Wide Open, This Time" at Park Life. A group show (w/ sound) curated by Rich Jacobs. Address: 220 Clement Street, 415-386-7275. Hours: Noon-8pm Mon-Thur, 11am- 9pm Fri & Sat, 11am - 7pm Sun. The opening reception is March 20th from 7-11pm.

Washington, DC: Saturday March 7, 2009

WPA Annual Auction Gala: Silent Auction Bidding & Party 8:30-Midnight at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Admission to the Auction requires a ticket, which can be bought at http://auction.wpadc.org

Washington, DC: January 31 - March 31, 2009

DC WPA Auction Exhibit at Katzen Arts Center on Ward Circle at Nebraska and Massachussetts Avenues, NW, 202-885-1300. Hours: Tue - Sun 11-4pm. Opening Reception Saturday January 31 6-9pm (free and open to the public)

Bethesda Maryland December 12 - January 24, 2009

Paper TrailTransformer Flat Files at Heineman Myers Gallery. Opening Friday December 12th 6-9pm. 4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, 301-951-7100. Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat 1-6pm. www.heinemanmyers.com

Arlington, Virginia December 12 - January 17, 2009

Unlimited Edition at Arlington Arts Center. Featuring: Katheryn Cornelius, Susan Raab, Krista Birnbaum, Cynthia Connolly (the Postcard Bicycle Rack appears in this show), Christine Bailey, Carolina Mayorga, Joanmarie Turbek. Opening Friday December 12th 6 - 11pm. Gallery hours: Tue - Sat 11-5pm, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, 703-246-6800 www.arlingtonartscenter.org

Madrid, Spain October 2008 - January 2009

Beautiful Losers at Casa Encendida. Artists include: Raymond Pettibon / Larry Clark / Jean-Michel Basquiat / Thomas Campbell / Brian Donnelly [KAWS] / Cynthia Connolly / Cheryl Dunn / Todd James [REAS] / Jo Jackson / Shepard Fairey / Ed Templeton / Barry McGee / Ryan McGinley / Tobin Yelland / Pushead / Phil Frost / Neil Blender / Ryan McGinness / Craig R. Stecyk / Stephen Powers [ESPO] / Ari Marcopoulos / Mike Mills / R. Crumb / Geoff McFetridge / Henry Chalfant / Spike Jonze / Glen E. Friedman / Clare E. Rojas / Andy Warhol / Futura / Andy Jenkins / Margaret Kilgallen / Wes Humpston / Rostarr / Keith Haring / Terry Richardson / Harmony Korine / Tommy Guerrero / Evan Hecox / Mark Gonzales / James Jarvis / Chris Johanson.
Casa Encendida, Ronda Valencia, 2, Madrid 28012, Spain, www.lacasaencendida.com

Cynthia Connolly
PO Box 3333
Arlington, Virginia 22203