DC Art Center Presents Ellyn Weiss and Richard Dana ReVisions

By Editorial Team on October 15, 2019
Courtesy of DC Art Center.
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Opening Reception: Friday, October 18 from 7pm to 9pm
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Artist Talk and Closing Reception: Sunday, December 1 at 5pm

ReVisions is a joint exhibition of new work by Ellyn Weiss and Richard Dana, longtime friends and episodic collaborators, including on work related to climate change and coral reef destruction. Both have worked over the years in a wide variety of media. Most recently, Richard’s work has been digital; Ellyn’s is always hand-made.

For this show, the thematic element is simply the sheer pleasure of aesthetic experience. For the artists, it is a deliberate occasion to breathe, freed of expectations and preconditions and to see how the artistic impulse of one can be completely transformed by the vision of the other.

ReVisions started with the series of enigmatic prints on acrylic sheet made by Ellyn. These formed the initial data point for Richard’s allusive and dramatic digital re-imaginings. The work together is exuberant, mysterious and unpredictable.

Ellyn and Richard are trying something new. They’ve collaborated before on climate-change related work and around other themes. For this show, the thematic element is simply the sheer pleasure of aesthetic experience. For the artists, it is a deliberate occasion to breathe, freed of expectations and preconditions and to see how the artistic impulse of one can be completely transformed by the vision of the other.

DC Arts Center (DCAC) is located at 2438 18th Street NW, Washington DC. For more information call 202-462-7833, email info@dcartscenter.org, or visit dcartscenter.org.