Posts Tagged ‘Civilian Art Projects’

Low-Gallery Diet: Can D.C.’s Art Scene Survive Without Traditional Spaces?

Who’s bothered by the fact that House of Cards tapes in Baltimore, not in D.C.? Let’s see. Folks who work at the District’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, for sure. Young aspirational residents of Capitol Hill, too, I’m betting. The D.C. art world? After last week, when Pussy Riot joined Kevin Spacey and [...]

Gallery Owners Trade Traditional Spaces for Pop-Ups and Shares

When Andrea Pollan announced that she was leaving her gallery space, Curator’s Office, at 1515 14th Street NW, she was emphatic that she wasn’t closing it down for good. She’d run the microgallery for nine years before her lease expired in June 2013, but with rising rents putting storefront or smaller spaces on the District’s commercial [...]

D.C.’s Year in Art Galleries: Woof

The news that Civilian Art Projects is closing its 7th Street NW gallery space caps off a year of many memorable exhibits—and too many art galleries passing into memory.
While Civilian director Jayme McLellan is taking her situation in stride, planning a 2014 full of pop-up shows and house salons, hers is not the only gallery [...]

Arts Roundup: Brunch 4 Life Edition

Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects closes today. [Arts Desk]
WPFW has returned to the airwaves. [City Desk]
Capital Bop names its Top 5 local jazz records of the year. [Capital Bop]
Spoiler alert: Spoiler alerts are bullshit. [DCist]
BYT readers love brunch ABOVE ALL. [BYT]

Civilian Art Projects Closing Its Space in Mount Vernon Square

On Dec. 19, Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects held a holiday party for all its artists, friends, and supporters. It was the last event the art venture will host in the space; Civilian closes its doors tomorrow on New Year's Eve.
Jayme McLellan, who founded Civilian eight years ago and has operated it at [...]

Arts Roundup: Screenprinted Edition

So... who's playing FreeFest? Dunno. [Post]
More art comes to the Gateway Arts District. [East City Art]
This unremarkable public art project cost $50,000. [Post]
Civilian Art Projects hosts an exhibit of screenprinted posters. [ComicsDC]
Some questions for New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about his book This Town. [DCist]

Think There’s No Room for Emerging Artists in D.C.? You’re Wrong.

Dear dude I argued with at Black Cat a couple of weeks ago,
From what I recall, I ended our conversation after you told me to go fuck myself. But right before that, we were arguing about whether or not D.C. is a supportive place for emerging artists.
You claimed to have investigated every gallery, and you [...]

Reviewed: Kate MacDonnell and Noelle K. Tan at Civilian Art Projects

Civilian Art Projects was on to something when they paired photographic exhibits by Kate McDonnell and Noelle K. Tan. Though MacDonnell works in color and Tan uses black and white, both are apt to dwell on voids.
In her current body of work, MacDonnell, who lives and works in D.C., trains her lens on the sky, [...]

The Best Images of 2012

Sometimes one image is enough to carry an exhibit. Here are my picks for the Top 10 images that appeared in photographic exhibits in D.C. in 2012.
1. Frank Hallam Day, ship hull images, Addison/Ripley Gallery
It’s difficult to choose the better of Day’s two photographs of ship hulls in “Waterline,” an exhibit loosely organized around the [...]

Top 10 Local Photography Exhibits of 2012

Maybe it’s the national malaise, or maybe it’s just coincidence, but many of the finest photographic exhibits in Washington in 2012 have been meditations on loss—the Holocaust, extinct empires, far-away wars, hardscrabble young adulthoods, urban ruins and funerary rites.
Here’s one critic’s choice of the 10 best photographic exhibits of the year. Four of the 10 [...]

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