Posts Tagged ‘Connersmith’

There Will Be No (e)merge Art Fair This Year

The contemporary art fair will return in a bigger venue in 2016.

Connersmith Launches a New Gallery Space in Shaw

Nearly a year after selling its Trinidad space, the gallery bought a property at 10th & O streets NW.

What D.C. Galleries Brought to Two Miami Art Fairs, and What They Got Out of It

"We're showing stuff that, when we showed it in D.C., everyone loved, but was too chickenshit to buy."

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 [...]

Capital Fringe Will Move to Trinidad, Taking Over Connersmith Gallery

When D.C. gallerist Leigh Conner bought an auto body shop in Trinidad in 2007 for $1.4 million, she admitted that the beat-up, 12,000-square-foot building wasn't "sexy-looking." "Every day I go over there, I'm excited and nauseated by the process we're going through," she told the Post of her plans to gut and remake the building into the home of one [...]

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 [...]

Wilmer Wilson IV, “Faust in the City,” Reviewed

When Wilmer Wilson IV and his friends found themselves surrounded by police vehicles in Georgetown last month, it had to have crossed Wilson's mind that the encounter might add some context to his upcoming performance at Connersmith.
Wilson and his friends, artists chukwumaa and E. Jane, were leaving the Georgetown waterfront after the final leg of a performance in [...]

In Georgetown, Artist chukwumaa Mistaken for Navy Yard Shooter

On Monday afternoon, about two hours after Aaron Alexis allegedly began his shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C., performance artist Wilmer Wilson IV was just beginning an hours-long walk from Ward 7's Marvin Gaye Park to the Georgetown waterfront. For the walk, Wilson brought a ladder, alternating between holding it and carrying it [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Live Chicken Edition

Two Virginia songwriters sue Justin Bieber and Usher for copyright infringement. [AP via WJLA]
A Belgian artist brings live chickens to Connersmith gallery. [Post]
Angry attendees protest the lack of chili at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: "If politicians are concerned about job creation and economic growth, why are they cutting arts support?" [...]

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