Civilian Art Projects is pleased to present three new exhibitions, including photographs by Cynthia Connolly, a video projection by recent Corcoran graduate Pamela Hadley; and, in the project space, new works on canvas and paper by Baltimore artist, Cara Ober.
The exhibitions will open to the public on Friday, May 11, 2012 and will be on view through Saturday, June 16. Public exhibition hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Friday, May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Civilian Art Projects.
Colby Caldwell’s spent series is new photographic work based on shotgun shell casings of varying ages and in varying states of decay found throughout the rural farm where he lives in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Through scanning these shells at high resolution and presenting them on stark white backgrounds, the artist has imported what might be called “refuse” into the domain of photography, presenting the material almost as billboards touting memory and the passage of time.
Heavy Breathing (Washington, DC), Plasma Expander (New York), Man Forever (Brooklyn, NY) and DJ Jim roxkkked the show on Friday at The Warehouse Theatre. Each band brought something new to the show. Heavy Breathing started the night off right with the combined artistic sounds of Erick Jackson, Jeff Schmid, and Amanda Kleinman. The musical atmosphere of Heavy Breathing’s performance intensified with each song, making for a strong opening act. Plasma Expander took the stage shortly after, dressed in scrubs. Gigi Gigi covered the guitar, Gianni Gianni rocked it out on the drums and Giorgio Giorgio took care of the bass, samples and synths. Lastly, Man Forever gave an outstanding drum continuum that lasted Forever. The performance was a unique repetition of sound, with four drummers, 2 guitarists and a little sound addition from Amanda Kleinman. Overall, a great night of distinct performances.
Pics above courtesy of Gabriel Mellan of Be Explosive (dot) com.
Alumni at the Corcoran College of Art + Design have launched a funding drive to purchase a painting by D.C. artist Tom Green, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. The alumni foundation intends to present the work to the Corcoran for its permanent collection.
After a madhouse opening at Civilian Art Projects, the crew headed over to Comet Ping Pong for good friend Sasha Lord’s birthday extravaganza. As part of the talent for the night, there were great performances by both The K-Holes from NY and The Gumbas (several dancers from the Marinsky Ballet), and video projections by Rob Parrish and Ryan Hill. Add to the mix DJ Kid Congo Powers & DJ Baby Alcatraz and the clever talent of M.C. Majestic Ape, and you can’t help but feel ashamed if you missed out!
Civilian Art Projects is an art gallery based in Washington, D.C. existing to support the voice and vision of the artist. The gallery is located in the Shaw neighborhood in downtown Washington across from The Washington Convention Center, near many museums, galleries, and national treasures.