Posts Tagged ‘Irvine Contemporary’

The Best Photographic Images of 2011

Sometimes an exhibit is great in its entirety; sometimes one particular piece rises well above the rest of the exhibit. The images below fall into the latter category. Together, they constitute the 10 best photographic images of 2011, at least in this reviewer's opinion.
1. Harry Callahan, “Telephone Wires,” National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery [...]

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 [...]

Former Irvine Director Takes Over Irvine Space

Irvine Contemporary has moved on from 14th Street NW—and Contemporary Wing is moving in.
Lauren Gentile, the former director of the Irvine Contemporary gallery, will take over the space that Irvine held from May 2006 until it closed in late August. Gentile's gallery, Contemporary Wing, opens in November.
The decision to stay on 14th Street may come [...]

Reviewed: “Tribute2” at Irvine Contemporary

"Tribute2," the farewell show for Irvine Contemporary’s 14th Street NW location, features the work of 10 artists, but each of them pales in comparison to the insanely clever sculptures of Sebastian Martorana. Sure, Kerry Skarbakka intrigues with a self-portrait of himself tumbling through the air while in the thrall of a Bierstadt landscape at the [...]

Reviewed: “Tribute 1” at Irvine Contemporary

It helps to be intricate if you want to stand out in the Irvine Contemporary exhibit “Tribute 1,” a group retrospective of nine of the gallery’s standbys in advance of its August departure from its 14th Street NW digs. Teo Gonzalez painstakingly creates grids from multiple layers of acrylic and gold on panels, using a [...]

Irvine Contemporary to Leave 14th Street

Irvine Contemporary will leave its space at 1412 14th St. NW. Martin Irvine & Co. are moving out on August 30 to an undisclosed location. According to Irvine Contemporary Director Lauren Gentile, the gallery has not yet settled on a new space and is considering multiple options.
Irvine will round out its time on 14th Street [...]

Last Chance: [dNASAb]’s “Dataklysmos”

Don't try to pronounce the name of [dNASAb], the Brooklyn-based sculptor and mixed media artist whose work is currently exploded across the surfaces of Irvine Contemporary Gallery. The moniker stands for Disney-NASA-Borg, which tells you plenty about this artist whose works are chaotic, hyper-chromatic assemblages of torn-apart technology.
For his solo show "Dataklysmos," [dNASAb] engages in [...]

Enter Through the Brain Wash

At the Oscars this weekend, we'll find out if Exit Through the Gift Shop wins the Academy Award for best documentary. For the past month several friends have urged me to watch the movie because it is about art and it is apparently by the celebrated London street-artist Banksy. OK.  I watched. The end result [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: DJ Stereo Faith, Scott Pilgrim, Badio

Chris Heller leads this week's arts section with a look at a U Street Music Hall benefit for DJ Stereo Faith, a mainstay of the city's DJ scene who is going under the knife tomorrow to remove a tumor from his auditory canal. Andrew Noz talks to Woodbridge, Va.-raised rapper Badio about his recent collaboration [...]

Gallery and Museum Roundup: Reviews of O’Keeffe, Fraser Gallery, and Timothy O’Sullivan

“Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, View Across the Top of the Falls, 1874" by Timothy O'Sullivan from "Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
OPENING: "I Dream Awake" opens today as part of Pop-up Project; photographs by John Brown open tomorrow at Cross Mackenzie Gallery; work [...]