Friday, October 23, 2009
To Ellyn Weiss’ Lost Continent
The luminous bowl
That is the skull
Scoops the elixir of thought
From the synaptic clot
Transmutes its graygold matter
Of alchemic fits and starts
Into the wordless patter
Of the heart’s Impatient motion.
© October 17/21, 2009, BRASH
To Ellyn Weiss’ Cladocera
At night the brain
Uncouples itself from its mooring
Follows its own bright train
Through the wilderness, seeking, touring,
A restless conductor’s scoring.
At night the brain derails
From crisply ordered thought
To follow the wisp of trails
Unbound, unbordered, hot
With organic combustion wrought.
At night the brain cracks
Free of relentless time’s elapse,
Leaves the faintest spoor of tracks
On the crackled surface that maps
The sharpest etchings of synapse.
Oh to leave behind the shoddy
Hovel of durance mater, — why but for a night? —
To ever escape this grim and earthen body
For the burn of passages deep and bright
Dark and pure as anthracite.
© October 17/21, 2009, BRASH
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Arkin and Byron are asking the public to answer the question “what’s important to you?” (in 10 words or less) by logging onto www.important2you.com. People can answer as many times as they want, subject only to the 10-word limit per response. Follow the project on Facebook and on Twitter @important2you. The final product will be revealed at the opening reception for the exhibition, which will take place at the gallery on November 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. More info about the show to come soon.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
|"True Beauty - D.C.": Group Exhibition & Fundraiser|| |
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A one-evening group exhibition of photographic artworks from the "True Beauty - Young Womanhood in D.C." photobook by Sardar Zaib, Jim Tretick, and Richard Chu.
Signed limited-edition print of the artworks will be available for sale and a raffle will be held for portfolio-quality photo sessions with the photographers
All proceeds from this event go toward the funding of a medical vehicle that goes to underprivileged communities to provide free breast cancer screening.
Exhibited alongside the photos will be tribute artworks from the photobook by DECOY, Anna U. Davis, Randall Holloway, and Graham Jackson.
Info on the True Beauty project and sample photography and verses from the photobook are on our website: http://www.TrueBeautyDC.org
There will be a after-party from 10PM to 1AM DJ'd by the inimitable Cheryl DJ Breeze spinning her groove thangs and dance music from the 80 's and 90 's - David Bowie, Blondie, Devo, B-52 's and such.
Also featuring naked sushi, a rousing catwalk modeling/burlesque show, and a live auction of donated paintings (artist Eve Hennessa will create a full-lenght portrait on the spot), antique/vintage items, and high-end designer clothing & accessories.
For more info, visit the Facebook event page.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
- Closing Reception for "Dark Matter": Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 3-6pm
You can RSVP on Facebook.
- Joan Belmar's new show
- Express' Best of 2009!
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Recent Works: John M. Adams, Elaine Florimonte, Kim Basinger, Debbie Glakas, and Rory Marcaccio-Schaffer
October 17th, 11am-3pm
11200 Fairfax Station Road
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Featuring recent drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry and sculpture by these five artists.
John M. Adams will be exhibiting paintings from the artist residency this summer. Visit www.thefullempty.com for more info or call 202-557-9495
Element 1 -John M. Adams
oil, acrylic and graphite on birch
6"x6" - 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
The talk became an interactive show-and-tell session when those in attendance sat in a makeshift circle passing around old and recent prints, while Weiss explained the progression of her overall oeuvre.
"Dark Matter" will be on exhibit until October 17. A closing reception will be held that Saturday from 3-6pm.