Saturday, June 15, 2013

Openings at the Katzen Art Center Tonight!

There are two exciting shows opening tonight at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University.


The opening of a collaborative show of video, photo and glass by Tim Tate,Pete Duvall & Richard A. Schellenberg at American University's Katzen Arts Center - June 15th to Aug 15th featuring collaborations with Pete Duvall and Richard Richard A. Schellenberg. Opening is June 15th from 6 to 9pm.

"For years, Tim Tate has established himself as a skilled glass artist, and one whose work seems to draw more from tattoo art and the science lab than from the history of blown and cast objects. His latest work is a curious hybrid, an unexpected combination of craft and technology, what he calls “self-contained video installations.”

Over the last three years, this Washington D.C.-based artist has attracted critical attention for his group of sculptures that look at the past through the lens of new media. These objects are intimate glass reliquaries that each contain a tiny video screen with a short looped film, along with ambient soundtrack.

For the Katzen project, Tate is working with collaborators Pete Duvall and Richard Schellenberg (both of whom he met through Artomatic), to create a video experience, drawing the viewer deeply into the world of the Sleepwalker. The center piece of the show is the room size installation entitled “The Waking Dreams Of Magdelena Moliere”.

This large scale installation is surrounded by numerous new videos involving the viewer in the dream world that exists in these artists minds.
These videos will include works referencing early film noir, continuing Tate’s, Duvall's and Schellenberg's interest in dreamers, film and the subconscious."

Tim Tate: Sleepwalker
June 15 – August 11, 2013


Washington Art Matters 1940s–1980s

This exhibition tells the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. Some 80 artists were selected to represent what was best of Washington art over five decades. This documentation is based upon the book 'Washington Art Matters, Art Life in the Capital: 1940-1990', written by Jean Lawler Cohen, Elizabeth Tebow, Sidney Lawrence, and Benjamin Forgey.

Robert NewmannFor Pierre L'Enfant
Subtractive mural, 1328 New York Ave and 13th St, NW

I'll be there!
6-9 PM
4400 Massachusetts Ave,  NW

Washington, DC 20016 

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