The D.C. Docent

Friday Pick: Get Your Johnny Kemp Style On At Randall Scott Projects

Like the song says — Just got paid/Friday night/party huntin’/feeling right. Get the weekend started right with Untitled No. 3 at Randall Scott Projects.

Put a title on it already! Although at this stage, what’s the use. The third and last in the series of pop-up presentations by Randall Scott Projects at a beautiful soon to be demolished space IS ONLY OPEN FOR 3 DAYS. This one features the work of 17 (not a typo) artists including some of my favorites: Trevor Young, Selin Balci, E. Brady Robinson and Jeff Huntington.

Opening reception tonight from 6-10pm, 2030 8th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Opening Today: Beyond the Parking Lot at Artisphere

This new exhibit which explores land use and urban architecture includes two of my favorite local artists: Frank Hallam Day and Trevor Young. Through photography, Day often captures the alternate realities and meaning of place. Young’s paintings exalt everyday spaces in a way that questions their meaning. If the installation photos for this show are any indicator, the other seven artists in this show will have you thinking about the world around you in a more deliberate way.

BEYOND THE PARKING LOT: THE CHANGE AND RE-ASSESSMENT OF OUR MODERN LANDSCAPE, Curated by Cynthia Connolly, opening reception Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 7-10pm. Exhibit runs August 24 - November 4.

Aural/Visual Saturday: Call and Response at Hamiltonian

It’s a tough thing to make something intended for response, or vice versa. Depending on the circumstances it can be a chicken-egg query or a laid-an-egg vibe. I think this will be more of an interesting inquiry than a dud.

I blogged about this venture last year, and with the line-up of writers and visual artists for this year, I predict interesting things again! Trevor Young, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Mia Feuer and more give us the hard art, while Reb Livingston, Amber Sparks and more give us the words.

Call and Response opens tonight, Saturday, June 2nd with a reception from 7-9pm at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St., NW.

Friday Pick: Washington Realism at Caroll Square

Wondering what to do pre-post happy hour this Friday? Check out Hemphill Fine Art’s group show of 9 realist DC painters at Carroll Square Gallery.

Featuring the work of recently deceased DC institution Manon Cleary as well as younger artists like Trevor Young, all of a sudden it seems like painting shows are everywhere lately. Good times.

Exhibit runs through March 30th at 975 F St., NW. Opening reception Friday, January 27th from 6pm - ???