Posts Tagged ‘Flashpoint’

Sonya Lawyer’s Vintage Photo Quilts at Flashpoint Gallery

“A Peace (of the Dream)," Sonya Lawyer’s exhibit of mixed media works at Flashpoint Gallery,  is an understated meditation on history and ancestry.
In 2003, while she was researching her family’s roots for her master’s thesis, Lawyer began collecting other people’s vintage photo albums, because they “reminded her of the images treasured by her grandparents.” She [...]

Judy Rushin’s Great Idea Falls Flat at Flashpoint Gallery

Even the most compelling conceptual art can be difficult to display in a traditional gallery setting. “Between Us: Variance Invariance Project by Judy Rushin &” suffers that fate.
The idea is promising. Rushin created a series of abstract paintings, designed to attach or detach in modular form. She then shipped them around to a variety of [...]

Reviewed: Emily Biondo and Bradford Barr at Flashpoint

The idea behind “Touch Me”—an installation by D.C. artist Emily Biondo and San Francisco software engineer Bradford Barr—is compelling.
The installation toys with the intersection of art, technology and interpersonal interactions, much like some of Biondo’s prior works, like an Arlington Arts Center piece that used crocheted speaker wire to give visitors a new version of [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Aftershocks Edition

This is what the Kennedy Center may look like in a few years. [Arts Desk]
Vocalists compete to play the Cherry Blossom Festival. [WTOP]
After multiple stabbings, District nightclub remains closed. [PoPville]
Area reporter outraged about Academy Awards' snub of Dave Grohl appeased by Grammy wins. [Post]
That time The Beatles came to the British Embassy and were miserable. [...]

George Mason University Partners With Flashpoint

Here's the first big surprise move on the D.C. art scene in 2014: George Mason University is teaming up with Flashpoint, the gallery run by CulturalDC. In a move announced earlier this month, George Mason University's School of Art and arts management program will work with CulturalDC staff and Flashpoint artists to program exhibits, or [...]

Arts Roundup: Bieber’s Wax Pants Edition

D.C.'s artistic growth has outpaced its supply of venues, says Forum Theatre Artistic Director Michael Dove. [Washingtonian]
Local author Howard Norman talks about the murder-suicide that took place at his D.C. home in 2003 and how he has to travel north to get any writing done. [WAMU]
ICYMI: CulturalDC buys Flashpoint. [Post]
What's next for Keegan Theatre? [Post]
Admiring [...]

Reviewed: Victoria Fu at Flashpoint Gallery

Victoria Fu, a San Diego-based video artist, is one of two artists currently showing in D.C. whose works explore the odd disjointedness and layering seen in today’s ubiquitous electronic devices. But unlike Matthew Mann, whose Hamiltonian Gallery show draws upon a wide range of painterly influences dating back centuries, Fu’s video works pay homage to [...]

Reviewed: Jimmy Miracle at Flashpoint Gallery

Jimmy Miracle, a Florida-born, Washington-based conceptual artist, is nothing if not meticulous, as witnessed by his two projects currently on display at Flashpoint Gallery.
“The Rockaways” stems from a four-month effort in which Miracle rode his bike 13 miles from Bushwick in Brooklyn to Fort Tilden in Queens six days a week, gathering garbage and natural [...]

Openings: Contractions, “Grid, Sequence Me”

After a holiday hiatus, the first weekend of 2013 brings quite a few buzzy openings.
Opening Saturday at Flashpoint Gallery, Grid, Sequence Me turns the gallery into an animation installation by artists Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy. It combines images of cross-sectioned buildings with small pieces of D. C. architecture, with phrases gleaned from housing websites [...]

At Flashpoint, Benjamin Bellas Uses Objects to Convey Absence

In Benjamin Bellas’ show at Flashpoint, “Losing Something You Never Had,” the idea of loss is conveyed, paradoxically, with tangible objects. It includes artifacts belonging to the artist’s uncle, who was lost at sea during the Vietnam War, alongside Bellas’ own work, which was inspired by his uncle—or rather, his ongoing presence in Bellas’ life.
Though [...]