Gallery Openings and Events

DC Arts Center Presents Sparkplug DC Power (I Know It When…)

Jerry Truong, An End in Itself (Always on the Right Side or Just the Will to Power) - Mahatma Ghandi, 2016, Vinyl on polyester film, 24" x 36”. Courtesy of DCAC.

Jerry Truong, An End in Itself (Always on the Right Side or Just the Will to Power) – Mahatma Ghandi, 2016, Vinyl on polyester film, 24″ x 36”. Courtesy of DCAC.

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Opening Reception: Friday, October 21 from 7pm to 9pm

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Artist Talk: Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday, November 30 at 6-8 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm

DC Power (I Know It When…) is the second exhibition by the current incarnation of Sparkplug, DCAC’s Artist Collective. Sparkplug’s nine members will share new paintings, sculpture, photography, and installations exploring the dynamics, dimensions and implications of power (and empowerment) in its many forms. Political power. Physical power. Spiritual power. Technological power. Psychological, sensual and -pulsing throughout- creative power.

A phenomenon with strong and conflicting connotations, power can be admired, accessed, amassed, relinquished, feared or confronted. But it is not in the nature of power to be ignored. For the artists of Sparkplug, a sense of personal urgency and preoccupation with what it means to live in America, now, has guided their interrogations of power. The results are as timely as they are revelatory.

Gallery hours:

  • Wednesdays through Sundays: 2pm to 7pm

All events are free and open to the public and are at DC Arts Center (DCAC), 2438 18th Street NW, Washington DC. For more information, visit http://dcartscenter.org/exhibitions3.htm.