Hamiltonian Gallery Presents Inspiration into Action Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on November 13, 2018
Patrick Harkin, Future Pasttime, 2017. Courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery.
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Currently on view through through December 15.
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Day of performances: Saturday, December 15 1pm – 6pm

Hamiltonian Gallery is pleased to present Inspiration into Action curated by Chelsea Ragan & Adam Void of School of the Alternative (SOTA), a group show comprised of artists in the current Hamilton Fellow cohort and SOTA alumni.

Inspiration finds us in the strangest of places: something magical happens, and it is at that moment that action occurs. Inspiration into Action ignites the spark between the things that fuel dreams and the action of doing. The exhibition will feature work by artists who traveled to Black Mountain, NC to participate in The School of the Alternative, the immersive educational experiment. Reflecting on this shared experience, each artist was asked “What is one thing you have always wanted to do, but haven’t?”

The work in Inspiration into Action is the artist’s response to this eternal question, challenging them to actualize their soul’s desires. Within the gallery is a “dreamspace” that will act as a portal for converting inspirations into action, containting video pieces from seven School of the Alternative alumni, and doubling as a performance space. The time-based work tells stories of release; of the spirit from the body, of the self from the past, of dreams from reality, and of potential from impossibility. “Inspiration into Action” is rooted in future potentials, the imperfect past, and a drive for change.

Featuring performances by Heather Clark, Rachel Guardiola, Patrick Harkin, and Kasey Kinsella.

Featured artists:

  • Kyle Bauer
  • Heather Theresa Clark
  • Zach Cooper
  • Rachel Guardiola
  • Patrick Harkin
  • Shaun Haugen
  • Jackie Huntington
  • Beth Kerr & Tim Kerr
  • Kasey Kinsella
  • Yujin Lee
  • Antonio McAfee
  • Michael Kranifeld Mavretic
  • Alex Mikev
  • Paolo Morales
  • Rives Wiley
  • Ellen Xu

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday through Saturday: 12pm to 6pm
  • or by appointment

Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U Street NW. For more information visit www.hamiltoniangallery.com.