Posts Tagged ‘conner contemporary’

Arts Roundup: Season’s Beatings Edition

Meet Josh Stoltzfus, Artisphere's new programming director. [Post]
Florida Ave. NE gallery Conner Contemporary is now Connersmith.—after founders Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith. [Connorsmith.]
In his first season, Round House Theatre's new artistic director drops two plays chosen by his predecessor. [Post]
Mayor of D.C. hip-hop/Arts Desk contributor Head-Roc has a romantic new music video [YouTube]
How Black Cobain does [All [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Mike Daisey, Eddie Bryant, Mary Christ

Chris Klimek has this week's cover story with a reported essay about Mike Daisey, the monologist whose The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs ignited a controversy in the world of American theater when it was revealed to contain numerous lies and exaggerations. Daisey returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this month, but Klimek [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Music Man, Moonrise Kingdom, Leo Villareal

Bob Mondello leads this week's arts section with a meditation on familiarity on D.C. stages: A pair of recognizable faces helps The Illusion at Forum Theatre work its spell, while Arena Stage's The Music Man manages to move but brings little that's interesting to this American mainstay. Chris Klimek riffs about the dystopian rock 'n' [...]

Reviewed: Patricia Cronin at Conner Contemporary

Conner Contemporary's current show, "Memorial to a Marriage," by Patricia Cronin, is a spare exhibition containing the title work, cast in bronze, and a small maquette of the same sculpture off to the side. The sculpture depicts two (nearly) life-sized figures laying on a bed, nude except for the drapery of bed [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Arthur Miller, Lars von Trier, Victoria F. Gaitán

Chris Klimek leads this week's arts section with his appreciative review of After the Fall—the cerebral, historically problematic Arthur Miller play that's in good hands at Theater J—and The Golden Dragon, a stacked-narrative German play involving one particularly impressive feat of dentistry. I chat with a bunch of particularly hardworking local literary geeks. Tricia Olszewski [...]

Reviewed: “Is Realism Relevant?” at Conner Contemporary

It's a probing question: Is realism relevant? That's what Conner Contemporary is asking with its season opener, which includes paintings from Erik Thor Sandberg, Nathaniel Rogers, and Katie Miller. To go by these works, the answer, clearly, is yes. These paintings show an amazing handling of paint and an astute understanding of how to [...]

Fair Apparent: As the Massive (e)merge Art Fair Looms, Curators Plan a DIY Alternative

Hands down, “But is it art?” is the lamest question anyone can ask about art. When artists Alex Ventura and Victoria Milko host the But Is It Art? fair from Sept. 22 to Sept. 25, they won’t be putting that question to their artists or audience. They know what they’re doing is art. Their DIY [...]

Conner Contemporary to Launch (e)merge Art Fair in D.C. in 2011

It's news that will fall by the wayside this week, owing to the National Portrait Gallery controversy and the fact that everyone who cares is in South Beach for Art Basel Miami, but it's big news nonetheless.
Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith, cofounders of Conner Contemporary Art in Trinidad, and Helen Allen, former director of the [...]

Arts Roundup: Feminine Hygiene Edition

Morning, all. The funky weather we've been having is supposed to break today, and the forecast is 74 and sunny. Get outside during lunch if you can!
Anne Midgette of the Washington Post muses about the future of orchestral concerts, fearing they might be going the way of print journalism. The groups she chooses to illustrate [...]

Now on View: “Jeremy Kost: Anyone Other than Me”

Jeremy Kost is not the life of the party, but that’s why he’s able to document it so well—he’s so unassuming that people trust him with their image, from drag queens in a New York nightclub to Bill Clinton on a red carpet. Kost captures the high-to-low party circles in which he travels much in [...]