Gallery Openings and Events

WPA's Lobby Project Presents Anthony Palliparambil, Jr.

Photo courtesy of WPA.

Images courtesy of the artist.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, July 24 from 6pm to 8pm

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Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces the sixth Lobby Project installation, this time featuring Anthony Palliparambil Jr., for his exhibit From the Archives, as a continuation of the project in partnership with NoMa BID.

Palliparambil’s exhibition will feature 280 individual prints of works created solely on an iPad. Each image began as a photo borrowed from Palliparambil’s personal archive of photographs, some taken as early as the age of four. Meant to find a bridge between the role of technology and social media in the arts today, the project soon became collaborative, with photographers and followers around the U.S. sending images from their own archives to be transformed into new works.

About the Artist
Born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. knew early on that he was destined for a life in the visual arts. From sketching shapeless fashion designs in fifth grade, to selling abstract drawings to his friends in middle school, Anthony’s creative journey eventually found him at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied studio art and art history. Today, Anthony is a painter/photographer who favors an unabashed use of color, clean line, and simplistic composition.

About Hothouse Video
As a natural extension of its long running Experimental Media Series, WPA launched Hothouse Video, a series of contemporary video works by local, national, and international artists to be presented in the hotel lobby. Part of WPA’s Hothouse series of exhibitions and events at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, Hothouse Video introduces exceptional artists and artworks to the DC community and to the substantial number of visitors, both national and international, who visit the hotel. Each Hothouse Video project runs approximately 6 weeks.

About Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Project for the Arts is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture. More information: www.wpadc.org.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE. For more information visit wpadc.org/lobby-project-anthony-palliparabil-jr/.

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