Posts Tagged ‘JW Mahoney’

“Catalyst” Curator on D.C. Art: “We Don’t Compete Here. It’s Sweeter Than That. It’s Stranger Than That.”

To curator J.W. Mahoney, D.C. is all about symbols–and so is much of its art. "I didn’t read The Lost Symbol—I couldn’t do it, it’s just too stupid," he says. "But it was interesting that [author Dan Brown] picked up on that."
At this point we're kind of riffing. But Mahoney's real point is that if [...]

Have You Seen This Apocalyptic D.C. Painting? Neither Has the Artist

Take a good look at this painting: It's how artist Alan Sonneman once thought our fair city could meet its end. In a serene, blue sky, an atomic bomb mushroom-clouds over the District, visible from the viewpoint of drivers across the Roosevelt Bridge. So simultaneously calm and terrifying, it's no wonder the painting caused a [...]