First: Thanks to everyone who came and participated in our first-ever performance night at the AAC. Darts were blown at a living golden buddha; sardines were slipped into unwitting patrons' drinks by a cranky sea turtle; and many people experienced the least flattering makeovers imaginable. All in a day's work! I'll post some video from the event next week.
Second: Project 4 has new digs--although as of this writing, their website, confusingly, makes no mention of the fact, and still lists their address as 903 U Street. Don't be fooled! Head over tomorrow night NEXT Saturday night to the third floor of 1353 U Street NW (that's the same building as Hamiltonian) to see the opening of their latest show of work by Los Angeles artist Thomas Müller. Müller pairs tiny, crudely-made clay sculptures of animals with fresh ripe fruit in both photos and installations, presumably to humorous effect.
Third: It's my favorite holiday today, and that can only mean it's time for me to post some Dario Argento: Suspiria, with music courtesy of Goblin. Those made squeamish by graphic--albeit stylized--'70s Italian gore: Skip it.
Jeffry Cudlin is an artist, curator, art critic, and musician living and working in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He formerly served as the Director of Exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center. His reviews have appeared in the Washington City Paper, Sculpture Magazine, and the Washington Post.