Gallery Openings and Events

WPA Presents Strange Bedfellows Curated by Blair Murphy

Sebastian Martorana, Yours, Mine & Ours, 2010. Italian Carrara marble, 30 x 60 x 8 inches. Photo Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Sebastian Martorana, Yours, Mine & Ours, 2010. Italian Carrara marble, 30 x 60 x 8 inches. Photo Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Opening Reception: Friday, October 17 from 7pm to 9pm

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The exhibition runs October 17 – November 23, 2014.

There will be a curator talk on Saturday, November 15 at 2pm.

WPA presents Strange Bedfellows, a group exhibition featuring artists whose work touches on intimacy in complex and unexpected ways. Please join them for the opening of this exhibition which explores the way proximity to others-whether physical, emotional, or intellectual-shapes our individual identities, civic life, technological development, and physical spaces.

Participating Artists:

  • Ingrid Burrington (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Bean Gilsdorf (San Francisco, CA)
  • Katie Hargrave (Chattanooga, TN)
  • Leslie Holt (Hyattsville, MD)
  • Benjamin Kelley (Baltimore, MD)
  • Jennifer Levonian (Philadelphia, PA)
  • A. Moon (Silver Spring, MD)
  • Sebastian Martorana (Baltimore, MD),
  • Dustin Nelson (Astoria, NY)
  • Jacob Rhodes (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Stephanie Williams (Alexandria, VA)
  • Jenny Walton (Washington, DC)

About the Curator
Blair Murphy is a curator, writer, and cultural worker based in New York City and a 2014-2015 Helena Rubenstein Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program. Before moving to New York, she spent seven years in Washington, DC working as an administrative jack-of-all-trades for various arts organizations, including Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), DC Arts Center (DCAC), and Provisions Library. She was Program Director at WPA from 2011 to 2013 and a curator with Sparkplug, an artist collective sponsored by DCAC, from 2008 through 2011. As a member of the collective BFAMFAPhD she collaborates with other concerned cultural workers to examine the impact of debt and precarity on the lives of creative people. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MA from Georgetown University.

About VisArts at Rockville
VisArts is a non-profit arts center dedicated to engaging the community in the arts through educational programming, gallery exhibitions and a resident artist program. More information: www.visartsatrockville.org

VisArts at Rockville is located at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD. For more information visit www.wpadc.org.

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