Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2016 Term
The 7th annual open call to the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship is now open. Advancing the professional development of emerging visual artists, the two-year program serves as a critical steppingstone for the next generation of contemporary artists in Washington, DC.
Vantage Points @ the Hamiltonian
As I entered the Hamiltonian last Tuesday, I barely noticed the chaotic bustle of U Street quickly and quietly evaporating behind me. Suddenly I was in a very distilled, serene space, and I felt very distinctly alone, really my favorite mode of looking at art. Written By: Emma Whitaker for discoveringthedistrict.blogspot.com
Mr. November, Larry Cook
Centerfold Artist is happy to present Mr. November, Larry Cook. Larry is a DC- and Maryland-based artist who focuses on video and photography portraits. This year, he has been a finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize and was awarded the Hamiltonian Artist Fellowship. He currently teaches photography at George Washington University and Project Create, an art development program for impoverished youth in Washington, D.C. And he has a solo exhibition coming up at Hamiltonian Artists Gallery in January 2014. To learn more about his work visit his website.
Vantage Points Featured in the Washington Post
To mark its fifth anniversary, Hamiltonian Gallery has assembled 11 works by 10 alumni of its fellowship program. The selection tends, unsurprisingly, toward the minimal and the conceptual. The show’s title, “Vantage Points,” probably doesn’t refer to so old-fashioned an artistic form as the landscape. Yet more than half the pieces are connected to that tradition, if untraditionally.
Joyce Yu-Jean Lee insinuates herself, standing and a little fidgety, into a pixilated video of a Chinese classical nature scene. In paint, ink and pencil, Jessica van Brakle depicts a steep staircase, framed by black leaves in the foreground. Magnolia Laurie’s hazy oil painting suggests yet doesn’t quite represent a vista. Mike Dax Iacovone traces the U.S.-Canada border with maps, video and colored yarn. Even Jonathan Monaghan’s two CGI prints include landscapes of a sort, although the world they show is that of computer games.
Centerfold Artist Series – Mr. October, Bradley Chriss
Centerfold Artist’s multimedia format continues, and we are pleased to introduce the one and only Mr. October: Bradley Chriss. We picked Bradley out special for the spooky holiday season. We hope his drawings unnerve you. And we think it’s important to note that Bradley’s work includes meat poems, in which he recites poetry with raw meat in his mouth. His recent shows include sausage hairball at Transformer Gallery in DC and SUPERNOVA in Rosslyn, VA. He currently teaches at Montgomery College in Tacoma Park, Maryland. If you want to know more, listen, read, and visit his website.
Lisa Dillin’s “Stopgap” Named Best Solo Show
The show included a spray-tan performance where volunteers donned specially made tanning uniforms to be airbrushed into a bronzy glow by the artist. Once tan, participants could enter a cave/lounge where imitation rocks served as comfy chairs and a secret beer fridge. In addition, Stopgap featured a giant communal water fountain inspired by a woodland watering hole, a giant linoleum floor depicting dinosaur bones, and a perplexing room full of hybrid office furniture and ferns. In Stopgap, viewers were surrounded, submerged, and ensconced in Dillin’s artistic vision, which created a unique sensory experience few artists can match.
City Paper Reviews new. (now). 2013
Checkout this encouraging article written by Kriston Capps for Washington City Paper. Capps looks back on his favorite Hamiltonian artists over the past 5 years of and introduces Hamiltonian’s latest crop of promising new fellows in his review of new. (now). 2013. Read the article here.
November 23 to December 23, 2013
November 23 – December 23, 2013 By appointment only from December 26 – January 4, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7-9 pm Artist Talk: December 17, 7 pm Artist Eric Gottesman explores the relationship between art, politics, risk and legacy through his revisitation of a controversial Ethiopian novel in One Needs To Listen To The Characters One Creates, an Read More…