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Past Exhibits & Events

2012

Washington, DC December 1 - December 23, 2012

The original Grab Bag and the Box of Ice Boxes will be for sale at Pleasant Plains Workshop.

Back for a second time, Present Day is a locally sourced holiday gift shop featuring small artworks and handmade gifts by local local artists. Items range in price from $5-100 with lots of items at the $20 price point. Shop for friends and loved ones, and sneak in some items for yourself!

Artist Lineup includes: Blu Grn Design, Bookish Lady, Chimera Plushies, Cynthia Connolly, Anthony Dihle, Elizabeth Graeber, Jamal Hardy, Rose Jaffe, Becca Kallem, Kristina Bilonick, Magpie ala Mode, Robin Moore, Orange Tabby Press, Martine Workman, Tattly, and more!!!

Pleasant Plains Workshop, 2608 Georgia Avenue, NW. Opening reception on 12/1 from 3-6pm, Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun noon-5pm

Washington, DC Friday, November 30, 2012 !!ONLY!!

Transformer Auction at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

My photograph, "Tivoli Theater, Washington, DC September 1999", 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.

Music by DJs Yellow Fever + special guests Attendance is $150 if purchased on or before November 16; $175 after November 16.Advance Ticket Purchase is Required. Silent Auction bidding will take place from 8-9:30pm. Auction sales will be announced starting at 9:45pm.Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX payment will be accepted for all artwork purchases. All artwork will need to be picked up at Transformer or delivered by HMB post-Auction.

Auction proceeds benefit t r a n s f o r m e r programs.

AUCTION HOST COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Shigeko Bork, Kate Damon, Andrea Evers, Rebecca Fishman, Izette Folger, Ilyse Hogue, Allison Marvin, Pilar O'Leary, Hayley Gordon Pivato.Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street, NW, 8-11pm.

Austin, Texas, Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, 2012

Cynthia Connolly's mini multiple show at the E.A.S.T. Austin Open Studio Tour, Red Bluff Rodeo at The Barn

I will be visiting friends and relatives in Austin, Texas this weekend and friends have invited me to be involved with their studio exhibit for the E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour!

I will be there, along with my sister, Anna, from Noon-2pm each day for sure...perhaps longer... but the studio will be open 11-6pm each day whether we are there or not. Please come by and say HI! ..and check out if you need to 'stock up' on any of these items: Banned in DC (Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground), Lengths and Breaths, by Lee Ranaldo (and photographs by me), Grab Bags no. 1 & 2 ("Postcard Grab Bag" and "Letters on Top of Buildings" grab bag, respectively), Rural Studio Bonus Album, and The Box of Ice Boxes postcard sets. I will not be bringing any original framed photographs, but grab bag number 2 is an original photographic print and can be framed by you!

Also showing in miniature format is my slide documenting the process of the farmers I have worked for over the last 20 years. I will add other artists exhibiting when I hear more.

The Barn, 4809 Red Bluff Road, Austin, Texas, 78702.

Washington, DC Friday, June 1, 2012

The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC has acquired Cynthia Connolly's photographic series "Letters on Top of Buildings" for its permanent collection!

Washington, DC Friday, May 11 - Saturday June 16, 2012

LETTERS ON TOP OF BUILDINGS - Solo show at Civilian Art Projects

I Showed some of these photos in Texas about three years ago, but this is now completed, and includes 12 framed photographs and also 'Number 2 in the Grab Bag series, Your Souvenir of Letters on Top of Buidlings', a letter pressed envelope and photograph. (in an edition of 59).

Opening Reception: Friday May 11, 7-9pm. Civilian Art Projects, 1019 7th Street NW Washington, DC. Hours: Wed, Thu and Sat 11-6pm, or by appointment. civilianartprojects.com

Reviewed here by the Washington Post

Washington, DC - Thursday May 10th...one night only!

DCAC benefit, "Cuisine Des Artistes 2012" at DCAC

Biennial fund-raising event for DCAC, a non profit visual and performing arts center in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. This is a unique event that showcases the talents of local area chefs and artists who collaborate to create a display of food and art. 6:30 is Cocktail hour accompanied by music and appetizers created by visual artists. 7:45 is the Main Course where tapas style samplings of chef/artist creations are presented. Finally, desserts and coffee are accompanied with performances by musicians, poets and performance artists.

I will be collaborating with David Shewmaker, chef of Meridian Pint. I will be showing my slideshow of the farmers/vendors I have worked for in the DC area. Bev Eggleston/Eco Friendly pork will be served kindly donated by Bev himself, as he appears in my slideshow, and if we are lucky, Bev will also be appearing at this event! Admission is $100 for DCAC members, $120 for non-DCAC members. For ticket purchasing, please go to the website at www.dcartscenter.org

Quezon City, Philippines - April 4 - 24, 2012

ALPTRAUM! at Green Papaya Art Projects

ALPTRAUM! (translated from German as "nightmare") is a comprehensive group exhibition of small to medium sized works on paper in a variety of disciplines (painting, drawing, screen prints, photography, collage) by an international mix of nearly 100 artists.

Developed by artists Marcus Sendlinger (Berlin) and Jay Stuckey (Los Angeles), and co-curated by Victoria Reis of Transformer (WDC) and Richard Priestly of Cell Project Space (London), ALPTRAUM! features work by twenty DC based artists from Transformer's FlatFile program, along with twenty artists from each of the other participating host cities. ALPTRAUM! Organizer Marcus Sendlinger states:

ALPTRAUM! is an artist led project. It is a model which utilizes global communication between localized artist hubs & clusters to form an international grouping with the intent of opening dialogue across borders and cultures in order to delve into the stuff and mind murk that is either collectively shared or completely random and unrelated, all within the syndrome of 'The Nightmare'. Each artist draws on their own personal experience in order to visualize anxieties that take them beyond everyday dreams.

ALPTRAUM! launched at Transformer in December 2010 and has been traveling internationally ever since.

2011

Washington, DC: November 18, 2011

Corcoran Gallery of Art

I will have one work at the Benefit Auction for Transformer Gallery. This is always a fun event! Come if you can! Please see transformergallery.org for ticket details. The Corcoran is located at 17th and New York Avenues, NW, Washington, DC.

Washington, DC: Tuesday November 15

The Studio Visit Art Critique Series at the Pleasant Plains Workshop

I will be the guest moderator. The first three artists to respond will be accepted. Present your work at this critique! Email thestudiovisit[at]thestudiovisit.com and write 'presenter' in the subject. This critique is focusing on work by artists who use photography in their process. The physical work should be brought in and digital images only used as a back up. 4-5 works per artist. Each participating artist receives a gift card from Utrecht Art supply at 13th and I streets courtesy TSV. Please RSVP if you would like to attend. Space is limited! The critique is from 7-9PM, the Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001.

Washington, DC: October 19, 2011

American University Mary Graydon Center, Room 5

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at American University will screen "From the Back of the Room" —a film about how hardcore punk took shape in Washington, D.C. In the 80s. American hardcore punk blossomed in Washington, D.C. Women, however, did not gain much visibility until Bikini Kill and Riot Grrrl appeared in the 90s. From the Back of the Room features interviews with women from Naked Aggression, Submission Hold, Look Back and Laugh, Sick Fix, and Detestation, who address issues faced by women in under-ground music, including motherhood, beauty ideals, race and sexual violence. A panel discussion with the film's director Amy Oden will follow with Cynthia Connolly, photographer, curator and author of Banned in DC, and Katy Otto, a consultant, a drummer and presently the Communications Director of Service Women's Action Network. Tickets are FREE with AU I.D. or $5.00 for non-AU students/staff/faculty.

Washington, DC: October 12, 2011

Shaw Community Library

I will be in a panel talking about the club/art venue I booked in from 1986- 1992 called d.c. space. d.c. space was the place for punk, new wave, performance art, free jazz, poetry, independent films and all things avant-garde from '77 to '91 at 7th & E Streets, NW. The bar/restaurant was a center for innovative art and artists; twenty years later, numerous musicians and fans still say its closing has left an unfilled hole. space's owner/founder artist Bill Warrell and the club's booker Cynthia Connolly, manager Jean Homza, and 930 Club's booker, Lisa White, as well as other key players will be on hand to tell us what was really happening from the inside. Great music, live footage, still photos, old calendars, and other first hand accounts will remind those who were there and educate those who weren't: space was the place. Wednesday, October 12th at 7pm at the Shaw Community Library at 7th and R Streets, NW Washington, DC

Washington, DC: August 31st - October 2nd

Corcoran Gallery 31, "Transformers" Group Show

Opening Reception September 1st, 6-9pm, 500 17th NW Washington, DC 20005

Los Angeles, California: July 1, 2011

Nomad Art Gallery, Group Show featuring:

Cynthia Connolly, Damon Robinson, Karoline Robinson, Chris Duncan, Billy Sprague, Calef Brown, Sean Greene, Sandy Yang, Jeff Coad, Tim Kerr, Ben Clark, Jordin Isip, Mike Sutfin, Matt Leines, Rich Jacobs, Chris Shary, Caleb, Bert Queiroz, Melinda Beck, Ryan Patterson, Sam James Velde, James Gallagher, Stephen O'Malley, Chris Johanson, Clint Woodside, Chrissy Piper, Josh Turner, Ross Farrar, Pat Graham, James Ross, David Pajo, Otis Bee, Jim Brown, Sonny Kay, Cali Dewitt, James Wall, Malia James, Lee Spellman, Makr McCoy, Jason Farrell, Nina Hartman, Atiba Jefferson, Magdelena Wosinka and more.

Opening Reception is from 6:30-10pm, 1993 Blake Avenue, LA, CA 90039

Washington, DC: February 19 - March 11 2011

Washington Project for the Arts, "Select" 2011 Art Auction

700 6th Street NW. Open hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm, Auction is Saturday March 12th. To buy auction tickets: auction.wpadc.org

2010

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.

2009

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

cynthia[at]dischord.com