Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Wing’

Is “Mumbo Sauce” Guilty of More Than Swagger-Jacking?

"Pump Me Up" may have recently closed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, but the show and some of the issues it raised still reverberate. A satellite exhibit on view at a pop-up gallery on H Street NE has fanned the flame wars that "Pump Me Up" sparked.
"Mumbo Sauce," which is showing at 906 H [...]

Arts Roundup: So Long, Lisa Edition

TV columnist Lisa de Moraes to leave the Washington Post. [Politico]
Contemporary Wing's "Mumbo Sauce" exhibit delayed and moved to an alternate space to be announced. [Twitter]
Listen to a stream of the new album from local slo-core ensemble Cigarette. [The Vinyl District]
D.C. Music Download's guide to the best of D.C. at SXSW [D.C. Music Download]

Neighborhood Swatch: Where to See D.C. Issues on Gallery Walls

Exhibits with local ties, now on view or opening soon at D.C. galleries.
"Here Nor There"
Joshua Wade Smith spent two days walking along the train tracks that connect Baltimore and D.C., then filmed himself walking from the train tracks to Hamiltonian Gallery. His show aims to stir thoughts about how repetition and the mundane “can be [...]

Why 2013 Could Be a Great Year for Arts in D.C.

Peace out, cynical 2012. We’re embracing optimistic 2013.
Last year, we saw the arts take a few hits: Artisphere booted its in-house theater company, WSC Avant Bard; Riot Act Comedy Theater closed; the Corcoran threatened to sell its building; Shakespeare Theatre’s landlord tried to jack up its rent by 700 percent; Red Palace shut its doors; [...]

Arts Roundup: Inflatable Edition

It's not looking so good for the Hirshhorn's massive (in size and in price) "Bubble" project. [Post]
Balloon artist Katie Balloons explains why D.C. is an ideal place to be an artist. [HuffPost D.C.]
Traveling readers, rejoice! Barnes & Noble at Union Station will stay open for another year. [Washington Business Journal]
A long look at the myriad [...]

Openings: Edward Gorey and Art for Democracy

What's new this weekend in local arts.
It's a fruitful collision that only comes 'round once every four years: Halloween meets the presidential election. Accordingly, this weekend brings a couple of new arts events that plumb the spirit of both.
Beginning tonight, Happenstance Theater Company presents its annual Cabaret Macabre at the Round House Theatre in Silver [...]

“Next Generation” Show Abruptly Suspended by DCRA, Quickly Restored by DCRA

Call it a Presidents Day miracle. "Next Generation," a pop-up exhibit mounted new D.C. gallery Contemporary Wing, experienced a minor hiccup this weekend that nearly forced the show to close. But NIMBYism didn't bring the exhibit down.
According to Contemporary Wing gallerist Lauren Gentile, an inspector from the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs was [...]

“Next Generation” at Contemporary Wing, Reviewed

It didn't even occur to me that there might be a white artist in "Next Generation." Everything about the pitch for the show, the first for Contemporary Wing, suggested it would feature only black artists—to me, anyway. For the show, gallery founder Lauren Gentile asked participants in "30 Americans," the show of black artists [...]