Monday, October 03, 2011

"New Beginnings" at GMU Founders Hall Gallery This Thursday!

Founders Hall Gallery

"New Beginnings"

Opening reception: Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 5:30PM-7:30PM
Exhibition runs from October 6 – December 17.
Address: 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
You are invited to join George Mason University and the Arlington County community to celebrate the grand opening of Founders Hall Gallery. The inaugural exhibit is curated by artist/independent curator Lisa McCarty and will feature new, specially-created works on the theme "New Beginnings" by Arlington and DC artists:
Deborah Carroll Anzinger
M. Gert Barkovic
Reuben Breslar
Treva Elwood
Jenny Walton
Works with silkscreen images, works on paper, prints, paintings and sculpture/installation.
The reception for the inaugural exhibit is made possible by University Life of the Arlington Campus and Succession.
"New Beginnings is an exhibition featuring D.C. and Virginia based artists who have embarked on projects that break new ground within their own particular working methods or attempts to alter their trajectory as artists. Deborah Carroll Anzinger, Reuben Breslar, Treva Elwood, M. Gert Barkovic  and Jenny Walton will all exhibit new work that they hope will lead them to a new beginnings within their practices. Some shifts are conceptual, others material, but each work is a conscious attempt to change course, either out of necessity or shear curiosity." –Lisa McCarty
The Gallery in Founders Hall is intended to engage the arts, the artists and the diverse audience of professional students, graduate level faculty and professional society in an exchange of ideas and practice.

Map and Directions
Click here.

Metro and Bus
Founders Hall is easily accessible via the VA Square-GMU stop.
Click here for walking map VA Square metro stop to Founders Hall.
Use Trip Planner for door-to-door Bus/Metro itineraries.
Visitor parking is available at the Founders Hall garage (currently only Visa or Mastercard credit card payments are accepted).
To access the Founders Hall garage, use the alley behind Founders Hall, turning off either Kirkwood Drive (between Hazel Hall and Truland Building) or Washington Boulevard at the traffic signal between Giant and GMU Foundation Building (come down the hill and go past the GMUF garage and the Original Building loading dock).
Off-campus Parking
Metered parking is available on the surrounding streets. There is also a parking lot down the street (on Herndon St), which is quite reasonable at $5 and open until 11PM and just a few minutes walk to Truland and Founders Hall.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Help create my next work & new exhibtions

Back to the studio!

As some of you may know I’ve been taking some time off from the studio lately to get a brand spanking new knee.  The great news is, it works!!!!  I’m truly enjoying feeling nearly normal again and walking like I haven’t been able to in years.  My favorite part, passing people on the sidewalk; because I have places to go!  One of the places is certainly back into the studio and using all that thinking time effectively.

Right now one of the things I’m working on is The Humor Project, a new community based work that explores the relationship between healing and humor.  I need your help and input!!  I’ll be working in new media and utilizing collected jokes.  This is where you come in: 

I need YOU to call
and leave me your favorite joke in 3 minutes or less.  

These collected soundbites will then be utilized in a future installation.  

Also, I'm getting ready for a few shows that are coming up.  Here are a few places to see some of my work:

(e)merge art fair 
WPA  at (e)merge in Room 211
Thursday, September 22: 7-11pm Opening Night Preview + Concert (with ticket)
Friday, September 23: 12-7pm
Saturday, September 24: 12-7pm
Sunday, September 25: 12-5pm
WPA will participate in the (e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Please join us in Room 211 to see installations by Kyan Bishop, Mei Mei Chang, and the WPA Member Flat File featuring works on paper by over 100 member artists!  MORE>> 

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC 20024
(Cross Street is S Capitol Street SE)
for more info regarding admission to the fair and all the exhibitors, please click here

Lefthanded #7 - 7" x 5" watercolor 2010
See the Lefties at
George Mason University Founders Hall
Opening-October 6th, 2011 5:30-7pm
October 6 - December 17th, 2011
Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201
Nearest metro: Virginia Square-GMU

Left Handed #7  watercolor  7"x 5" 2010

All the best and hope to see you soon!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ARTifice: Fear and Loathing in DC: 1st Year Exhibition April 2nd at Katzen 6-9

TWO awesome things:
ARTifice is back up and running and even better, the 1st years at AU are having their exhibition! These emerging artists blew me away in the fall and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves for the exhibition. Info can be found on link below.

ARTifice: Fear and Loathing in DC: 1st Year Exhibition April 2nd at Katzen 6-9

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

See New Work from Here to New York!

It's been awhile since I sent an update out. There has been a lot going on in the studio though! I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know what's up.

 I've been working on a new series of work that is exciting and scary at they same time. I recently participated in a critique session for The Studio Visit sharing some of the developing work. Fortunately, it had a great reception which eases my nerves about it a little bit. This is one of the prepatory sketches for the new work. There are big things in the future! Most definitely some oil paint.

As a little sideline to the new project I was playing around with some of my physical therapy direction sheets and created a new series of work titled "Single Fair" specifically for
at Sloan Fine Art in New York.
Exhibition: March 18 to 26, 2011
(there are only a few more days to see this amazing show!)

Single Fare 2 utilized New York Metro cards. The show organizers put up thousands of precious little gems of art on these throwaway cards, some by very well known artists. The press has had a frenzy over the show, including this video shot for Reuters by the organizers. It was a great challenge and fun to participate.
You can see all 12 of the pieces on my artist page.

I've also been working like mad in a little sketchbook as part of Transformer Gallery's upcoming Sketch Show. I've been filling the pages with thoughts, visual ideas, and doodles exploring the next steps in my work. Many of them explore the ideas of ability, incorporate the healing sequences of physical therapy that I've been going through over the last year and half, and challenge the usage my left and right hand further. 

April 2 – May 7, 2011

OPENING DAY: April 2; 1-7pm
DRAW-INS: April 23 & 30; 2-6pm
ARTIST TALKS: April 2; 2-3pm and April 7 & 28; 5-6pm
I will be talking about my sketchbook and work development on April 2nd at Transformer @ 2pm.

1404 P Street NW • Washington DC, 20005

Sketch Artists:
Erin Boland, Yelena Bryksenkova, Mei Mei Chang, Bradley Chriss, Oreen Cohen, John Deamond, Stephen Gibson, Elizabeth Graeber, Felipe Goncalves, Khanh Le, Emilia Olsen, Chul Beom Park, Adrian Parson, Ben Tolman, Jenny Walton, Stephanie Williams.

Transformer is proud to present Sketch, an exhibition investigating how artists develop their work. Sketch features sketchbooks created by 16 DC based artists working in a
variety of different mediums. As part of Sketch, Transformer will host a series of artist talks, and "draw-ins" led by artist Reuben Breslar. Sketch audiences are also invited to
create their own sketches directly on Transformer's walls to be displayed side by side with the innovative sketchbooks of DC's emerging artists.

In the meantime, please check out some of the more recent portfolio currently uploaded on my artist page.

All the best and hope to see you soon!