aac exhibition

Ryan Kelly, Fortress of Solitude
Ryan Kelly, Fortress of Solitude, video still, in ART SCOUTS

ART SCOUTS

Opening Reception: Friday, June 18, 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: June 18 through August 21

Madeline Stillwell, The Washing
Madeline Stillwell, The Washing, 2006, photo of the performance, in ART SCOUTS

For ART SCOUTS, six accomplished artists with strong presences in the DC metro region explain how and why they make their art—by presenting other artists who use the same materials or methods. These artists all work in different disciplines: Zoe Charlton (drawing), Mary Early (sculpture), J.J. McCracken (performance and installation), Maggie Michael (painting), Jefferson Pinder (video), and Kerry Skarbakka (photography). Each Art Scout will curate one of the AAC's seven separate gallery spaces. The result is a show that not only highlights six distinctive points of view, but also explains what it means to take a contemporary approach to a particular fine art medium.

Artists on exhibit: Matt Ravenstahl, Selin Balci, Christian Benefiel, Michael Paul Britto, Kevin Kepple, Michele Kong, Suzi Fox, Madeline Stillwell, Jerry Kaba, Ryan Kelly, Oscar Santillan, Jason Hughes, Jackie Milad, David Page, Dustin Carlson, Nicholas Frank, Michelle Grabner, Brad Killam, Felicity Hogan, James Robert Southard, Elin Lennox, Sally Bozzuto, Laura Jean Kahl, Loren Gold, Elena Volkova, Magali Duzant, John Riepenhoff, Jose Ruiz, Bill Thelen, Austin Thomas, and Rene Trevino.

ART SCOUTS EVENTS IN JULY AND AUGUST, HOSTED BY THE PINK LINE PROJECT
Speed Dating
, Monday July 19 from 5 to 8 at Poste, Hotel Monaco
Critique the Critics, Tuesday, August 3, evening at the Blagden Alley speakeasy
Field Day, Thursday, Aug 19, 5:30-7:30 at AAC.

 

ALSO SHOWING:

THE UNHAPPY LIFE OF A PLASTIC BAG

Opening Reception: Friday, June 18, 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: June 18 through August 21
Can you imagine hanging around for 450 years? Hanging everywhere, maybe even in an art gallery? Sabyna Sterrett presents a series of new works all created with discarded plastic bags—a material that will be with us for many years to come. In the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery.

 

THE US & THE THEY: PREJUDICE & EMPATHY IN AMERICA'S SMALLEST COUNTY

Opening Reception: Friday, June 18, 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: June 18 through August 21
In the Jenkins Community Gallery: Photographer Kay Chernush holds a mirror up to prejudice and stereotypes experienced by Arlington residents. Supported by the Arlington Commission for the Arts.