Posts Tagged ‘Cynthia Connolly’

Comparing Notes: Two Critics Confer on “Fermata,” Artisphere’s Aural Exhibition

In musical notation, a fermata is a symbol used to indicate when a note or rest should be sustained. It’s usually used over rest notes to indicate a grand pause. That’s not the imagery that most curators try to summon with summer exhibits.
But “Fermata,” an ambitious new exhibit on view through August 10 at Artisphere, [...]

Arts Roundup: Brutalism Edition

Theater J cancels its plans to host a full run of controversial Israeli play The Admission. [Post]
The brutalist church on 16th and I streets NW to be replaced by typical blah office building. So what's better: ugly or boring? [Housing Complex]
Butch Warren will be remembered at a Westminster Church jam session. [Post]
I.M.P. actually uses Lincoln Theatre. [...]

Urban Verbs, PCP, and Pink Pants: “Pump Me Up” In Photos

1980s D.C. is imbued with a mystical aura for certain people, thanks in large part to our city’s narcissistic talent for self-documentation. A couple of years ago, I met a 19-year-old kid from Guatemala who was visiting relatives in Virginia. He had a hardcore band back in Guatemala City, and had read Dance of Days [...]

Artisphere Turns Two, But It Hasn’t Matured Just Yet

Arlington’s Artisphere turns two this weekend. But is it a happy birthday?
Despite critical acclaim for some of the art center's programming, it’s still difficult to determine how sustainable Artisphere's model is. Nearly a year after amending its business plan, Arlington taxpayers may be on the hook for a projected $2.3 million deficit.
Executive Director Jose Ortiz says [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Cynthia Connolly, Superheroes

Kriston Capps leads this week's arts section with a profile of artist Cynthia Connolly, DIY lifer and curator of Artisphere's "Beyond the Parking Lot" exhibit. (Fun fact: Know the Minor Threat sheep? Yeah, she made those.) In theater, Chris Klimek meditates on superheroes, which have been highly visible in movie theaters and on D.C.'s stages lately. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cynthia Connolly’s America

As a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Cynthia Connolly watched art-deco signs whiz by from the backseat of her mother’s car. Her exhibit at Civilian Art Projects captures the years she later spent tracking down fascinating signs, traveling to places in Arizona, Louisiana, New York, West Virginia, and the D.C. area. Her D.C. signs—Bloomingdale [...]

Reviewed: Cynthia Connolly, Pamela Hadley, and Cara Ober at Civilian Art Projects

Cynthia Connolly’s black-and-white documentary series “Letters on Top of Buildings” dates back to the photographer and art impresario’s childhood in Los Angeles. Connolly used to ride in the backseat of her mother’s car on the elevated highways of L.A., watching as the car whizzed by old art deco signs on building roofs. Connolly later spent [...]

Arts Roundup: This Is Evil Edition

G. Wayne's World: G. Wayne Clough testifies on Capitol Hill this week about the $861.5 million the President's budget allocates for the Smithsonian, and The New York Times has a profile of the institution's secretary which doubles as a pretty lengthy account of last fall's "Hide/Seek" debacle. According to the article, Clough met with Smithsonian [...]