Sculpting Outside the Lines - 15 nationally-recognized artists, 13 works, and an audio cell phone tour courtesy of pirates. Don’t let the Foggy Bottom locale fool you about the potential greatness of this, especially with Barbara Liotta, Joseph & John Dumbacher, Dan Steinhilber and Jefferson Pinder all participating. Opening reception from 5:30-7:30pm at Watergate Gallery, 2552 Virginia Ave., NW, this Saturday, April 21 with other events throughout the day.
Making Sausage (Man Becoming Machine Chews to the Future) - This is not an Onion headline, but rather a performance art piece by Bradley Chriss as part of Transformer’s Bread & Butter series. Chriss did a recent Hillyer Soapbox stint involving a vegan hotdog, so natch, sausage couldn’t be far. Intrigued? Show is this Saturday, April 21 from 2-3:30pm.
Tropical Obstructions - What happens after eating a vegan hotdog…kidding! Seriously, Hamiltonian presents new work by Jessica Van Brakle and Joshua Wade Smith. I love me some Brakle; it’s like looking into an I Am Legend future of DC’s cranescape but with a whitewash over the whole thing. As for Smith, sounds like vanity, athleticism and the natural world just can’t get along. Opening Reception this Saturday, April 21 from 7-9pm.
Field Notes - Seems like everyone is painting on Mylar, Dura Lar or some kind of lar these days. Addison/Ripley shows the work of Jackie Battenfield which is careful, silent, pretty foliage against the aforementioned opaque. Opening reception Saturday, April 21 from 5-7pm.