Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Posting Notice

Installation time again at the AAC. It's always something, isn't it? In this case, at least it's a good something: SPRING SOLOS opens next Friday, April 17. You won't want to miss new work by two D.C. favorites: Steve Frost's got a new collaborative project, and Gregory McLellan's bringing a room full of recent loopy, intestine-y, spray painted and sanded paintings. You also won't want to miss Baltimore's Chris LaVoie, or WVA artists Jason Lee and Joe Lupo.
Or Lisa McCarty, whose TIME SHEET project seems to provide a sort of riff on an old Jasper Johns piece.
Or, oh yeah, Mel Chin's FUNDRED installation downstairs! Sheesh, I'd better get off of this computer and into the galleries. See you next Friday!


Blogger Lenny said...

Mmmm... don't know who's work is on the postcard... but that one image looks a lot like these.

Another case of "remarkable confluence."

Anyway... can't wait to see Lupo's work in person.


2:41 PM  
Blogger jhcudlin said...

If by "looks like", you mean that there's a hard-edged, graphic, comic book-y character standing against a patterned ground, then, yeah, I see what you mean--except Steve Frost's piece is sewn onto quilted fabric, not drawn, and it's a direct quote from a comic book, not an amalgam of various images...annnnd it's part of a collaborative project he made with his mother, based on old Halloween costumes that she made for him when he was a kid.

Otherwise, nearly indistinguishable. ;)

3:17 PM  
Blogger Lenny said...

That's exactly what "remarkable confluence" means! Two distinct and separate artists, with two uniquely individual paths, at some point, like rivers that originate in separate continents but cross somewhere before they meet, have an artistic confluence on the basic visual similarity of their works!


12:59 PM  
Blogger jhcudlin said...

Oh, I understand the idea...but I think you need to see Steve's work. The show is a series of handmade wearable outfits, hanging on the wall, with badges sewn onto them--which are typically either the artist's mother, or faces taken from gay porn. You're comparing this to drawings on paper of vintage-looking cyborgs. I like both just fine...but the fact that both artists use graphic, bold line isn't exactly a remarkable connection.

12:53 PM  

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