Friday, October 23, 2009

Hickok Cole Art Night

I have to say that Hickok Cole and the Washington Project for the Arts crew (Lisa, Kristina, Adam and all) and Brooke (awesome curator extraordinaire) threw a great party last night with serious impact. It was a great event for the WPA and DC artists. As one of the featured artists, I truly thank you for the opportunity! Another great artist featured last night, Christian Tribastone agrees!

Monday, October 19, 2009


My solo show came down this evening. I want to thank all those that took the trek and went and saw it. I especially want to thank my friends Cory, Megan, and Brad for helping me pack it all up this evening and getting it back to the studio.

So what's next:

Sparkplug presents: Findings opened on Friday to a great crowd. It will be up at DCAC for the next month.

I will have a piece in the Transformer Art Auction on November 7th. Get your tickets now!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sparkplug Presents: Findings at DCAC

Opening this FRIDAY! Hope to see you there!

DC Arts Center

October 16 - November 15
Opening Reception: October 16, 7-9pm
Featuring work by Deborah Carroll Anzinger, Peter Gordon, Michael Matason, Lisa McCarty, Kathryn McDonnell, Karen Joan Topping and Jenny Walton

Curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow and Blair Murphy

DCAC's resident collective considers the artistic process as a mode of inquiry, a domain characterized by sustained research and vigorous experimentation, yet focused less on the production of definitive answers than on the discovery and negotiation of contradictory truths. While the exhibition demonstrates the diverse concerns and creative tactics of the nine Sparkplug members, it also reflects the purposeful development of Sparkplug as a collective over the group's first two years of working together.

Positing art as an ideal vehicle for navigating seemingly irreconcilable ideas and inspirations, and raising questions about the nature of new knowledge and the Artist's Work, FINDINGS brings themes cultivated during collective meetings and studio visits into the gallery space. In this way, the audience is invited to engage in active conversation with individual artists, and with Sparkplug as an organic and multifarious whole.

About Sparkplug
Currently composed of nine DC area artists and curators, the Sparkplug collective meets regularly to discuss their work, explore common concerns, grow their community and dream up creative engagements both in DC and around the world. Through its support of Sparkplug, DC Arts Center provides meeting space, legal and technical resources and exhibition opportunities to emerging artists, curators and arts writers without current gallery representation or institutional employ. Via a continuing dialogue encompassing the theoretical and the practical, the group's members share experiences, perspectives, preoccupations, challenges, and topics informing their ongoing artistic practice.