Posts Tagged ‘Artomatic’

D.C.’s Artist Exchange Asks Local Creatives to Pool Resources

Last fall, dancer Emily Eakland found herself in need of new professional photographs for her résumé. Rather than pay for a photoshoot, she recruited two friends—a photographer and a stylist who needed samples for their own portfolios—to work on the project. "The three of us got together to take the photos of me, and we all [...]

Artomatic: Out of Vitamins

Artomatic comes to a close tomorrow. Thanks to the mad rush to get things online, in print, or on air, the bulk of the chatter around the event popped up in the latter half of May, right after the megaexhibit opened. After all the top-10 lists and photo essays were posted, the dialogue slowed to [...]

Vitamin AOM: Lisa Harkins

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
It seemed simple enough—a wall of intimately scaled collages. They pulled artifacts from art history and applied text, reminiscent of Barbara Kruger, but with a different ethos and for a different end. At times the messages felt motivational, and at other times they [...]

Vitamin AOM: Katheryn Trillas’ Monotypes

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
In all the chaos, it is easy for something quiet to get lost. Take Kathryn Trillas' monotypes. Tucked away in what amounts to a small hallway on the ninth floor, these tiny black and white images of landscapes could be quickly dismissed as just [...]

Vitamin AOM: Stephanie Rudig’s “Nothing to Write Home About”

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
Simply put, Stephanie Rudig has a way with words. Her installation on the fourth floor of Artomatic is a playful collection of words, puns, and double entendres. Example: letter pairings in which letters of the alphabet take on additional meaning when they're lumped [...]

Photos: Vector Trio @ Artomatic

Somehow, D.C. free-improv group Vector Trio has flown under my radar despite being active for the better part of a decade. Until recently, the trio—Scott Forrey on trumpet, Gary Rouzer on bass and cello, Marshall Hughey (pictured above) on drums—leaned heavily on loops and electronics, but during its 45-minute set at Artomatic Saturday, the group [...]

Vitamin AOM: Valeria Caflisch’s Evidence

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
Valeria Caflisch seems to have two things going within her work on the seventh floor. The first is a classically trained approach to representational painting that is, if nothing else, Baroque: dark, and highly varnished. These works are appealing, and starkly contrast the [...]

Vitamin AOM: Jeanan Humphrey’s “Disconnect”

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
Anyone who heads straight to the cafe on the first floor of Artomatic is bound to stop in Jeanan Humphrey's room, which contains the work "Disconnect." It's an installation that features a tent, some games in a cooler, and a couple of folding [...]

Vitamin AOM: Justin Cameron’s “Son of the Adding Machine”

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
"...You can indulge it all. That's what our modern age is about," she typed. I tabbed back to Skype from IRC and tried to structure a reply, but then I got a text message and, what?...
The quote is some of the gibberish generated [...]

Vitamin AOM: Body Language

In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic
Not that I'm prude, but seldom is it that I find anything dazzling about nude figure drawing or nude photography. For Artomatic, too often the photographs are little more than softcore porn shots (with or without a sword), or feminist questions about the [...]

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