Posts Tagged ‘Leigh Conner’

Low-Gallery Diet: Can D.C.’s Art Scene Survive Without Traditional Spaces?

Who’s bothered by the fact that House of Cards tapes in Baltimore, not in D.C.? Let’s see. Folks who work at the District’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, for sure. Young aspirational residents of Capitol Hill, too, I’m betting. The D.C. art world? After last week, when Pussy Riot joined Kevin Spacey and [...]

Capital Fringe Will Move to Trinidad, Taking Over Connersmith Gallery

When D.C. gallerist Leigh Conner bought an auto body shop in Trinidad in 2007 for $1.4 million, she admitted that the beat-up, 12,000-square-foot building wasn't "sexy-looking." "Every day I go over there, I'm excited and nauseated by the process we're going through," she told the Post of her plans to gut and remake the building into the home of one [...]

Kathleen Ewing Launches Photo Fair for (e)merge Weekend

Longtime D.C. photography dealer Kathleen Ewing is launching a photography fair that will coincide with the (e)merge Art Fair in early October.
The D.C. Fine Art Photography Fair will feature 15 galleries, with a focus on photographs from across the spectrum—from the 19th century to the contemporary. The fair, which takes place Oct. 5–7, will enjoy [...]

(e)merge Art Fair Renewed for 2012

Not every artist that applied to exhibit at the (e)merge art fair made the cut, but they did get a consolation prize: Organizers gave each of them a free day pass to the inaugural event. A number of artists told me about the passes, and how much they appreciated the simple gesture.
Art dealers wanted to hear something [...]

Fair Apparent: As the Massive (e)merge Art Fair Looms, Curators Plan a DIY Alternative

Hands down, “But is it art?” is the lamest question anyone can ask about art. When artists Alex Ventura and Victoria Milko host the But Is It Art? fair from Sept. 22 to Sept. 25, they won’t be putting that question to their artists or audience. They know what they’re doing is art. Their DIY [...]

Conner Contemporary to Launch (e)merge Art Fair in D.C. in 2011

It's news that will fall by the wayside this week, owing to the National Portrait Gallery controversy and the fact that everyone who cares is in South Beach for Art Basel Miami, but it's big news nonetheless.
Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith, cofounders of Conner Contemporary Art in Trinidad, and Helen Allen, former director of the [...]

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