Gallery Openings and Events

Culture House Presents Heidi Zenisek and Michael Thron Death & Donuts

Courtesy of Culture House DC.

Currently on view through May 20, 2020.

Artists Heidi Zenisek and Michael Thron debuted Death & Donuts this past weekend at Culture House in The Gallery (Culture House’s dedicated arts space) and, for the first time, in the 2nd floor performance space.

The show’s darkly satirical works probe the cyclical nature of human innovation and how the luxuries of post-industrial America thinly veneer life during climate change and the associated effects of consumerism. Informed by their roots in agricultural and maritime settings – environments significantly responsible for and impacted by climate change – Zenisek and Thron present emulations of the problems of today, and perhaps, solutions.

The show will run through May 2020. Additional programs and events will be added to the calendar in the coming weeks.

For additional information on the exhibit, past events, or tote bags, please contact press@culturehousedc.org. Private tours with the artist and curator are available by request.

ABOUT HEIDI ZENISEK A sculptress from Iowa City, IA, Zenisek spent her formative years on a farm surrounded by dirt, cows, corn and rust. This experience underlies her art’s focus on humanity’s ecological abuse and its relation to broader systems of power and subjugation. A self-described “artist as witness,” she questions notions of control, dominance, and stability within contemporary agriculture and land-use practices by working in the shadow of industrial farming. Zenisek has exhibited in galleries and sculpture parks throughout the U.S. and Scandinavia, and participated in numerous residencies. She received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Iowa and is completing an MFA at the University of Maryland, College Park.

ABOUT MICHAEL THRON Raised in post-industrial Stamford, CT, Thron investigates materiality, entropy, and negative space as material and a tangible components. Born from processes of gathering, manipulation, and replication, Thron’s sculptures analyze the real and imagined roots of personal and communal identity. Materials are sourced from industrial ruins in order to illustrate linkages between past and present as a commentary on contemporary America and our culture of overabundance. Thron’s work has appeared in galleries, sculpture parks, and other places throughout the United States and abroad. A recipient of multiple awards and residencies, Thron received a BFA from Syracuse University and is completing his MFA at the University of Maryland, College Park.

ABOUT CULTURE HOUSE Culture House is a non-profit destination and events space committed to arts and culture, formerly known as Blind Whino. Located in SW Washington DC., the venue resides in a landmarked historic church,  boasting indoor and outdoor space for private events and featuring murals and artwork from prominent/local artists.

Culture House is located at 700 Delaware Ave. SW.