Posts Tagged ‘Transformer Gallery’

Local Artists Interpret Beijing in Transformer’s “Atmosphere”

Befitting the shoebox-sized Transformer gallery, the current exhibit “Atmosphere” is small, but it packs a punch.
The exhibit, which consists of just seven works by four artists, stems from a two-week visit to China last summer organized and funded in part by a D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities Sister Cities International Art Grant. (Beijing [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Crank & Groove,” Neighborhood Festivals, and Mousetrap

Energized by Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell’s book The Beat: Go-Go’s Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop, community organizer and theater director Jessica Solomon persuaded SpeakeasyDC Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman to collaborate on a program that conveys the vitality of D.C.’s homegrown genre. The program, "Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story," takes place this weekend. Read [...]

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E10 Conceptual Art: Adrian Parsons at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW.  July 11th.

Photos: Paint Branch, Deathfix @ Black Whiskey Opening

Saturday night brought the opening of a new bar on 14th Street NW, Black Whiskey, but Sasha Lord was also making a debut of sorts: The local promoter, who regularly books the back room at Comet Ping Pong, recently took up booking at the new Logan Circle space.

Never Change, Transformer: Logan Circle’s Tiniest Gallery Toasts to 10 Years of Hard-to-Sell Art

When Transformer marks its 10th anniversary this Friday, some of D.C.’s best artists will be among the revelers. And so will some of its worst.
That’s the way it should be. The art organization’s annual silent art auction has for nearly a decade served as an informal art prom, where artists, dealers, and collectors—with and without gallery [...]

If the Corcoran Must Move, Where Should It Go?

A few serious and silly suggestions
No, the Corcoran wouldn’t rake in the tourist dollars in Anacostia, at least not anytime soon, but it’ll finally demonstrate some long-term vision. There are lots of vacant or blighted properties in the Ward 8 neighborhood; presumably the Corcoran could snap something up for a song. It wouldn’t be alone [...]

Next at Transformer: Lauren Rice’s “Heirlooms”

The Transformer Gallery announced yesterday its closure through Feb. 5 while its next exhibit is assembled. With "Alptraum!", a collection of often nightmareish paintings, etchings, and other works on paper by roughly 100 artists, headed to the the Cell Project Space in London, the Logan Circle gallery will next host an installation by the Detroit-based [...]

A Letter to Wayne Clough from Transformer

Transformer Gallery just issued an open letter to Wayne Clough, calling for the reinstatement of David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly in the "Hide/Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.
UPDATE, 5:11 P.M.: The Washington Project for the Arts also issue a statement calling for the Smithsonian to reinstate A Fire in My Belly.
Washington [...]

Arts Roundup: Top Chef All-Stars Edition

Morning, all. Let's see what's going on in the world of arts and entertainment, shall we?
If you keep up with the D.C. visual arts community, you're aware of the Smithsonian's decision to pull David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from the "Hide/Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, after calls from John Boehner (R-Ohio) [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Festivals, Open Houses, Art Openings and More!

Amy here from Free in DC bringing you some highlights from my site. With so many festivals, open houses, and art openings this weekend, this post is organized primarily by theme rather than just by date. All of these events are totally free to attend, though it’s always great to show your support for local [...]