Posts Tagged ‘Flashpoint’

Reviewed: Polly Townsend at Flashpoint

Polly Townsend, a British-born artist who works in Paris and London, offers an intimate tour of her creative process in a diverse but taut exhibit at Flashpoint. Townsend’s inspiration comes from desolate, rough-hewn mountain regions; the exhibit offers not only her finished products (an oil on canvas that pays homage to Georgia O’Keeffe as well [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Atmospheric Front” at Flashpoint

For a region so recently shaken by a derecho , an exhibit titled “Atmospheric Front” sounds ominous. The installation at Flashpoint isn’t so scary, but it doesn’t quite live up to its potential. In their first artistic collaboration, two sisters from Northern Virginia, Hana and Shana Kim, suspend cotton twine from the gallery’s ceiling using [...]

Reviewed: Hana Kim and Shana Kim at Flashpoint

For a region so recently addled by an electricity-snuffing derecho, an exhibit titled “Atmospheric Front” sounds positively ominous. Fortunately, the installation at Flashpoint isn’t so off-putting, though it also doesn’t quite live up to its potential. Two sisters, Hana Kim and Shana Kim, had the idea of suspending cotton twine from the ceiling using wires [...]

Design Within Reach: Did a Local Theater Troupe Rip Off Its Set?

Kenneth Collins, the artistic director of New York theater group Temporary Distortion, wrote and directed a play called Americana Kamikaze that had its fully staged premiere in 2009. Over the next two years, the troupe mounted the video-heavy work at festivals in France, Australia, the Czech Republic, Seattle, and elsewhere.
But in 2012, to hear Collins [...]

Reviewed: Lisa Dillin at Flashpoint Gallery

Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote that “hell is other people.” But hell may actually be having to work in an office with décor designed by Lisa Dillin. The Baltimore-based Dillin creates mixed-media works that seem to toy with the mismatch between what designers think people want and what they actually want. The most benign are pieces [...]

Arts Roundup: Assassination Vacation Edition

Fables of the Reconstruction: New York Times critic Edward Rothstein gives high marks to Ford's Theatre's new Center for Education and Leadership, which is across the street from the historic venue and attached to the Peterson House, where Abraham Lincoln died. The center traces the aftermath of Lincoln's death and explores the legacy of his presidency [...]

The Best Photography Exhibits of 2011

Locally, the past year has been a good one for two types of photography—landscape work and documentary. It's also been notable for several smart shows at the American University Museum and Goethe-Institut, but the sad closing of a venerable venue of good photography, Bethesda's Fraser Gallery. Here's my list of the 10 best photographic exhibits in [...]

Reviewed: “Site Aperture” at Flashpoint

Four artists contributed works to this exhibit of site-specific installations, including Mia Feuer, whose jackal-headed, missile-shaped, Styrofoam forms deliberately confound notions of lightness and heft; Talia Greene, who creates wallpaper that includes hand-drawn ants as an integral component; and Mariah Anne Johnson, who fills out empty spaces in the gallery with meticulously folded and stacked [...]

Arts Roundup: Pledge Drive Edition

Dirt, Styrofoam, Other Stuff: Pink Line Project breaks down the Flashpoint Gallery's current exhibit "Site Aperture," to which artists Talia Greene, Mia Feuer, Margaret Boozer, and Mariah Anne Johnson contributed very different elements. Greene's leafy pattern on the gallery's back wall was painted in coffee; Boozer's vein of rubble running through the room is the soil [...]

This Weekend at Flashpoint: A Noisy, Poetic Sendoff for a Friend

Underwater Poems, playing this weekend at Flashpoint's Mead Theatre Lab in Chinatown, is a poetry reading, a concert, and and a gallery piece rolled into an elegy. Henry Mills, the 25-year-old poet and musician who designed the show, developed it as a tribute to a childhood friend who committed [...]