The weather says Fall is coming, and so does the art calendar. Starting this weekend, get ready to immerse yourself in what’s going to be a non-stop season of some of the most exciting stuff DC has seen in a while!
Personal Effects at Furthermore - As the brainchild of Jose Ruiz continues to find its voice amongst DC’s creative spaces, it makes clear that teaching and dialogue, more so than exhibiting, are its current priorities. Here, it brings together many of D.C.’s old guard (and some new) for reflection on the objects and images that keep inspiring their work including: James Alefantis, Phillip Barlow, Kristina Bilonick, Cynthia Connolly, Brian Liu, Brigitte Reyes, Renee Stout, and Jordan Swartz to name a few. Opening reception tonight, Saturday, September 14, from 6-9pm at 52 O St., NW. “Show & Tell” on Saturday, September 28 from 6-9pm. Viewing by appointment.
A Modest Occupation at Transformer - More and more, it feels like social practice art is where Transformer is trying to make a deeper footprint, but without quite getting there. But while they do, they at least keep it interesting with this look at artistic programs which “address the intersection of art and economics through the lens of subscription-based art services.” Opening reception tonight, Saturday, September 14 from 6-8pm at 1404 P St., NW. Show runs through October 26, 2013.
Believer at Project 4 - This first show under the leadership of new Director Violet Miller may set the tone for what to expect next from this small space which consistently surprises me. Christine Gray’s contemporary still-life paintings and works on paper read like vibrant curio boxes overlaid with memory collages. Jewels that aren’t jewels. Opening reception tonight, Saturday, September 14 from 6-8:30pm at 1353 U St., NW, Third Floor. Show runs through October 26, 2013.
Ostensible Fictions at Hamiltonian - While you’re visiting Project 4, you may as well stop at Hamiltonian who are also having an opening, although I’m not particularly intrigued by artists Will Schneider-White and Benjamin Bellas, but maybe you will be. Opening reception tonight, Saturday, September 14 from 7-9pm at 1353 U St., NW, First Floor.