District Clay Gallery Presents Veiled Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on October 30, 2018
Courtesy of District Clay Gallery.
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3 from 6pm to 8pm
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In the paradigm of protest shows, Chase Folsom has curated an exhibition that is more than outrage, but an investigation of how we arrived here. His new show titled Veiled is on view at the District Clay Gallery from November 3rd through December 27th. The Saturday, November 3rd opening reception from 6:00-8:00pm will feature a performance work by Quinn Hunter.

Veiled takes a deep dive into the notion that evidence is the truth that changes everything. The intimate scale of the pieces, by national artists representing various backgrounds and identities, act as modules to be constructed by the viewer. Conclusions may be forthcoming, or not. Come prepared – your emotions will be engaged. You will be disturbed, dismayed, puzzled, soothed and delighted.

Folsom comments: “The artists are asking questions about reality, chance, memory, voice, reason, identity, and touch. We are the guilty witnesses and these works are a few pieces to our current puzzle.”

Amongst the visual gut-punches, viewers can expect to encounter:

  • Subversive work about the Obama Presidency by Russell Biles
  • Invented histories of Columbian people by Andres Monzon
  • Robotic self-portraiture by Elizabeth King
  • Objects that represent absence by Ashley Lyon
  • Carnal and disturbing flesh bags by Vinny Castro

Veiled Artists

  • Russell Biles
  • Vinny Castro
  • Quinn A. Hunter
  • Kahlil Irving Elizabeth King
  • Nick Lenker
  • Ashley Lyon
  • Jordan McDonald
  • Andres Monzon-Aguirre
  • Joanna Pike

Show Curator:
Kelcy Chase Folsom received a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics at the University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He has taught at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; the Maryland Institute College of Art; The Corcoran College of Art and Design, University of the Arts and George Washington University. Folsom is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The District Clay Gallery:
The District Clay Gallery is Washington DC’s only all-ceramic gallery and is located within the District Clay Center. The gallery presents six exhibitions a year, including shows highlighting new emerging artists, important political and social themes, and exceptional sculpture art. Both the gallery and the center opened in November 2016. The center provides supervised student classes, workshops and artist talks, and houses private artist studio space.

District Clay Center is located at 2414 Douglas Street NE. For more information, please visit the event website here.