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ArtReach GW Presents Kelsey Arington dancing in the dark

Kelsey Arrington, Untitled, 2018, photographic print, 16×20″.

Reception: Friday, February 7 from 6pm to 8pm

ArtReach GW Community Gallery presents a solo exhibition by DC-based, Detroit-born artist Kelsey Arington, at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).

dancing in the dark runs from February 3 – February 28, 2020. Arrington’s collection of photographic art invites spectators to investigate the concept of expression as it relates to identity and performance. This exhibition is an homage to those who are marginalized yet vying for expression in a world that beckons assimilation and threatens their very existence.

Perfection can be paralyzing but to dance is to be free…if only for a little while…

Drawing inspiration from afrofuturism and dadaism, Arrington explores the allure of magic dancers evoke through movement. With no limitations of expression, she invites you to dance.

About Kelsey Arrington
Kelsey Arrington was born and raised in Detroit, MI; moving to DC after receiving her BFA in Photography at the College for Creative Studies. Since moving to DC, she has exhibited in a staff exhibition at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center during her time working in the archives at the National Museum of African Art and worked on avant garde metro ads with womyn-run pop-up shop, Femme Fatale. She currently resides in Southeast Washington, DC where she tries to push the boundaries of her imagination.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 7am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 5pm

ArtReach GW is located at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE.