on view: Jan 24 - April 4, 2015
Emerging Curators Spotlight Instigate. Activate. | new curators, new ideas - A new exhibition never before presented at AAC that features exhibitions by four up-and-coming independent curators and new work by artists in four distinct exhibitions.
(Gallery-goers interact with Krista Caballero's Mapping Meaning Field Desk at the opening reception)
Resident artist Dawn Whitmore presents Gun Love - an exhibition about women and their relationship to contemporary American gun culture. The body of work also incorporates studio portraits of women as each emulate the character of a woman who loves her gun—in this case, a plastic gun decorated in ironically feminine colors.
(image: Dawn Whitmore, Turquoise. Archival pigment print. 11x11 in.)
on view APR 18 - JUN 27, 2015
In keeping with Arlington Arts Center’s mission of promoting rising regional artists, the semiannual SOLOS exhibition returns this fall. This show was juried by two former AAC curators to commemorate our 40th anniversary – Andrea Pollan, director of Curator’s Office and Jeffry Cudlin, artist, critic, and Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art. Seven artists hailing from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia will each mount a self-contained show in one of seven separate gallery spaces, resulting in a sampling of never-before-seen art. The artists included in this show are: Bradley Chriss (Bethesda, MD), Nichola Kinch (Philadelphia, PA), Kate Kretz (Silver Spring, MD), Ariana Lamb (Baltimore, MD), Nate Larson (Baltimore, MD), Dan Perkins (Washington, DC), and Paul Shortt (Baltimore, MD).
on view JUL 11 - OCT 10, 2015
PLAY is an exhibition that examines games and play through the lens of contemporary art. We will look at play from a variety of vantage points, including: play as a vital tool for experimentation and innovation in art-making; play a fruitful source of subject matter and content; and play as a strategy to interact with and engage audiences in contemporary art. Artists will be selected from the call for entry that closed Oct. 17, 2014 and will be announced December 2014