The D.C. Docent

Alex Ebstein Nudashank Alex Ebstein David Ostrowski & Jack Henry David Ostrowski & Jack Henry Jack Henry Jack Henry

Look what I found! I hardly ever get to Baltimore, but when I do, I always put a stop at Nudashank Gallery at the top of my list. These photos are from the David Ostrowski and Jack Henry show earlier this year.

Besides showcasing some of the most original local and non-local talent around, Alex Ebstein and Seth Adelsberger who run Nudashank, are super rad. The photos above were taken during an extended visit with them during which we talked about a number of things, not just the show, but their own work. It felt like such a luxury, to spend an afternoon with just the two of them, talking about ideas and execution, etc.

I’m bummed I missed the Black Foliage show, but hope to visit again soon!

NUDASHANK, 405 W. Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD. Open by appointment.

Bastille Day Picks: More Art Than You Can Shake a Baguette At!

Liberty - Take to the air with Winging It at Heiner Contemporary, an artist-led talk by Margaret Hancock exploring birds in art. July 14th,  4-5pm, 1675 Wisconsin Ave., NW.

Equality - Explore the “micro violence” of nature and transition through the work of Olivia Rodriguez at Immortal Decay, the latest show from Curator’s Office. This installation features 3-D works that replicate and transcend their original occurrences in nature. And it’s already generating some art world buzz. July 14th, 6:30-8pm at 1515 14th St., NW, 2nd Floor.

Fraternity - Oh the hope of youth…following the Corcoran’s NEXT, Hamiltonian’s Fellows Converge and Conner Contemporary’s Academy 2012, comes Natural Fallacy, a group show curated by Aether Art Projects and the 229 Collective featuring the work of local student/recently graduated talent including Dan Gray, Eames Armstrong, and Gabriel Mellan. The kids are gettin’ it done. Opening reception July 14th 6-9pm, 87 Florida Avenue, NW.

Twilight Tour Tonight: Sculpting Outside the Lines

Tonight, Friday, July 6th, Laura Roulet, curator of the Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and the 5 x 5 Exhibit, gives an evening tour of 13 different outdoor sculptural works including pieces by Jefferson Pinder and Barbara Liotta.

Meet at 8:00 pm at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and I Street, NW, in Historic Foggy Bottom. There is no charge for the tour. Post-tour gathering and drinks at The River Inn.

Kelsey Livingston Terry Thomas Terry Thomas Terry Thomas Kelsey Livingston Kelsey Livingston

ICYMI: Gallery 31 can be a wonderful place to discover interesting new work from local artists, like these paper and metal sculptures from Kelsey Livingston and Terry Thomas. My favorite thing about them was how even though the works are intricate, they don’t feel over-wrought. There’s an easiness to them, without being too simple. If you didn’t catch them last month, despair not—they’re local, so there’s a good chance you’ll see them again.

These works were on display at Corcoran’s Gallery 31 from May 16-20, 2012.

Daytime Art Events for The Self/Un-Employed

Yesterday, it was Wilmer Wilson IV at the Lincoln Theatre. Today, it’s D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities. Wednesday, it’s Reyes & Davis and Michael Enn Sirvet. ALL DURING THE DAY. Just like that Kerry James Marshall lecture a few weeks back. Argggh.


Live Director Chat with DCCAH Lionell Thomas from 2-3pm at 


Michael Enn Sirvet’s Farragut Squares gets dedicated at 3pm at the Farragut West Metro station. Featuring Mayor Gray and aforementioned Lionell Thomas. Michael is repped by Reyes & Davis.