Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Future Cities- Check it out! (Bonner's gonna be there!!)

Blogger extraordinaire and ARTifice friend Alex Ebstein over at THERE WERE TEN TIGERS is helping organize and promote an evening of art and music, and YOU are invited:

(work by Daniel Stuelpnagel)

Here is what you need to know:

Taurus Development Group has moved to 1341 H Street, NE and will be having an opening reception and art show on June 3rd.

The exhibition is called Future Cities, and it features new art works by local artist Daniel Stuelpnagel

Opening reception is Tuesday, June 3 from 6-8pm, the event is free but rsvp requested

This event will also include an ambient dj set by Adrian Varallyay of the local noise band Stymphalian Birds and AU MFA student Bonner Sale.

Please come check out the new Taurus headquarters, the neighborhood and (of course) the artwork. We would love it if you could attend.

Thanks so much

Alex Ebstein
Clark Priftis Art, LLC.

Come check it out!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Baptista and Sale in Artomatic

AU artists Josh Baptista and Bonner Sale have work on display in Artomatic!

photo by Alex Ebstein

Check them out before Sunday, June 15th!

About Artomatic from Artomatic's website:

Artomatic is a month-long multimedia arts event that draws together visual artists, musicians and performers and brings their work to the community without charge.

It was originally conceived as a way to break down the geographical and social segmentation of the Washington arts scene, to bring art directly to the public and to build cohesion among artists. The city's ongoing development in recent years has diffused the arts community by breaking up pockets of artist studios. In addition, local artists are sometimes overshadowed by national blockbuster shows and federal landmarks. Artomatic provides a forum for all of our area's artists to convene, perform and exhibit, strengthening the visibility, cohesion, and marketplace of Washington's arts community.

Visit Artomatic's website for more information about this event.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Childs and DeSaussure in "Here & Now"

Transformer is thrilled to present:

May 10 – 24; May 31 – June 14

Focusing on issues of place, time, fragility, security and fantasy, this two-site exhibition features 17 artists creating large scale, site-specific installations and environments within Transformer's project space, and in three floors of the former Church of the Rapture building space up the street from Transformer at 1840 14th Street, NW.

Artists Participating in Here & Now include:

May 10 – 24
At Transformer (1404 P Street, NW): Jennifer Burkley Vasher (Placitas, NM)

At 1840 14th Street, NW (entrance on T Street, NW):

Kyan Bishop & Kate Hardy (Washington, DC)
Sonya Blesofsky (Brooklyn, NY)
Mandy Burrow (Arlington, VA)
Graham Childs & Lily deSaussure (Washington,DC)
Derek Cote (Richmond, VA)
Mia Feuer (Richmond, VA)
Lisa Kellner (Hanover, VA)
Jong Sun (Jay) Lee (Baltimore, MD)
Chris Moukarbel (New York, NY)
Amy Rubin (British Columbia, Canada)
Paul Shoemaker (Richmond, VA)
Jiny Ung (Washington, DC)

From Transformer's press release:

DC artists Graham Childs and Lily deSaussure's installations celebrate the
domestic relationship, its hardships and its rewards. By building structures that
designate place, the artists create a theatrical platform on which these concepts perform. They state about their work: “In this collaborative work, we explore the many facets of our domestic relationship. The structures we build are simulations of our “dream” sunroom in our apartment as well as a portrait of domestic bliss. The space renders our own vulnerability as it yields a dissection and investigation into the adversities of shared lives. The environment, devoid of walls,remains framed by architectural elements and relays limitations of boundaries. The household objects painted white raise questions of intended specificity. Amidst the furniture, windows, molding, plants and other objects,hang hand-embroidered pieces depicting moments from our lives preceding our current relationship. These images of personal memories stem from different places and times specific to each of us and are connected only
by thread and color. The color is representative of the integrity of our environment as a whole – it suspends the architecture and stands for evidence of us.”

See Transformer's website for special programming, more details, and exhibition hours.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Art from Brightest Young Things

AU artists' work created for Brightest Young Things website relaunch party...

Josh Baptista

Bradley Chriss

Amy Misurelli Sorensen

Cory Oberndorfer

Great job, guys- way to represent!!

What is "Brightest Young Things," you might ask. Well, here's what you need to know, straight from the source: (quoted directly from

Brightest young things is a website
the entertainment of your own
DC making.
Written by the young and urban of DC for the young (at heart) and urban of DC.


BYT contains things you need to know to survive the nation’s capital:
the parties you want to go to
the dance moves you want to have
the desserts you want to eat
the pools you wish to crash
the people you want to brunch with every saturday, sunday and monday
(if only you did not have to work).
welcome to our and your playground.

Check it out!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Brightest Young Things, May 3rd

Website relaunch party, featuring music, dancing, and LIVE ART by:

Kelly Towles

AND American University MFA art stars:

Josh Baptista
Brad Chriss
Cory Oberndorfer
Amy Misurelli Sorensen