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East City Artnotes: America Is… at Touchstone Gallery

East City Artnotes: America Is… at Touchstone Gallery

The continued fascination with the sociopolitical concerns that have come to prominence around and since the 2016 election is explored in America Is… on view at Touchstone Gallery. Artists explore, ask and answer: "What is America today?". Here, the curatorial lens is focused on the way our recent political choices reverberate through the tenuous fabric of a multi-cultural society and is more concerned with broader issues such as racism, homophobia, gun violence and income inequality Read More
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East City Art Reviews: Nancy Sausser and Madeline Stratton at IA&A at Hillyer

East City Art Reviews: Nancy Sausser and Madeline Stratton at IA&A at Hillyer

Works by Nancy Sausser and Madeline Stratton, now on view at IA&A at Hillyer, provide an ideal laboratory for discovering affinities between artists using dissimilar media to uncover those hidden memories or experiences that connect the individual to the world around them. While their bodies of work may have parted at a fork in the road, the paths they travel run remarkably parallel. Read More
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East City Artnotes: Flesh and Bone III at IA&A at Hillyer

East City Artnotes: Flesh and Bone III at IA&A at Hillyer

Flesh + Bone III, now on view at IA&A at Hillyer, presents a cross-section of approaches to capturing the human physique. Though national in scope (works come from as far away as Georgia and Oregon), half of the artists selected hail from the DMV area, giving viewers a sense of how our region’s artists participate in contemporary dialogues regarding the intersection of abstraction and realism in modern, figurative work. Read More
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East City Artnotes—Kirsty Little: Refuse? REFUSE 35B+

East City Artnotes—Kirsty Little: Refuse? REFUSE 35B+

The numbers are staggering. Americans use approximately 35 billion plastic bottles and containers each year. Since its invention, which completely transformed consumer culture, we have only increased our plastic footprint, particularly since major plastic production began in the 1940s and 1950s. We need to do something about this now, and Kirsty Little is trying to draw our attention to this inalterable fact by creating a work that calls the viewer to recognize the problem. Read More
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East City Art Reviews: Urban | Oxide at Studio Gallery

East City Art Reviews: Urban | Oxide at Studio Gallery

At Studio Gallery, Pam Frederick and Veronica Szalus explore various themes prevalent in urban environments. Frederick creates photographic collages while Szalus employs found materials to discuss the interaction of building and decay, as well as the distinction between human memories against factual documentation. Read More
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East City Art Reviews: Squire Broel’s Totemic Structures at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

East City Art Reviews: Squire Broel’s Totemic Structures at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

A small group of standing bronze sculptures by sculptor Squire Broel is currently in the outdoor sculpture area at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. At significant distances from one another, there is a strong sense of loneliness in this installation. In the bright sun, with angled shadows from the building, totems in the American desert may come to mind, although the aesthetic seems more universal, potentially recalling various primitive or prehistoric sources. Read More
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