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My role was to create work designed for Philippa Hughes, founder of The Pink Line Project. Knowing that Philippa enjoys collecting artists more than art, I created a fictional street artist named TWEE, who is well on his way to fame. My cohorts in this experiment included Max Cook, Tracy Clayton, Josh Yospyn and Jeffry Cudlin(as TWEE).BY REQUEST is a subversive, humorous, and celebrity-obsessed show about the Washington, D.C. art world.
For the show, seven D.C. power players--collectors, curators, and critics--were asked to fill out surveys to determine their ideal works of art. These surveys were turned over to seven different D.C. artists who pledged to deliver custom pieces.
There was one small catch: The show's ringmaster, Jeffry Cudlin, insisted that he be depicted in every work of art, thereby transforming himself into the show's biggest celebrity. The resulting outlandish images feature cross-dressing, a severed pig's head, and a pair of fake latex breasts, courtesy of an FX makeup artist.
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September 29, 2009 3:59 PM
The DC Convention Center is bringing its artistic side out. With a first-of-its-kind exhibit to fill windows and exterior gallery spaces with art, the Windows Into DC show is a reflection of our community. A little known fact about the Convention Center is that it houses a dynamic $4 million permanent art collection. With this new show, the Convention Center extends its inner-artists out to the sidewalk spaces around the building.
This is the time to take another look at the Convention Center. Thirteen DC artists created installations and new artworks for the exhibit. "Filling empty spaces with art is a great way to beautify the community and connect with new audiences," says Windows into DC Artist Tim Conlon. "My Shaw Scrabble piece is a fun play with the words that connote the community. This way, area residents will see themselves reflected in the windows."
The artists are: Beth Baldwin, Jason Clark, Tim Conlon, Liani Foster, Amber Robles-Gordon, Eve Hennessa, Michael Dax Iacovone, Anne Marchand, Cory Oberndorfer, Michael Platt & Carol A. Beane, Kelly Towles, Aneikan Udofia, Colin Winterbottom and featuring The New Community for Children.
The entire DC community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29 at 7th & M Streets outside of the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metro entrance. At that time, young students from the New Community for Children will be finishing their three-panel art piece that shows their pint-size view of Shaw. Pick up a Windows Into DC brochure at the information desks located in the Grand Lobby. The installation will be open through March 2010.
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is pleased to announced
September 13 - October 11
Reception for the artists on
Thursday September 11, 6:30 - 8:30pm
And public opening with the artists on
Saturday September 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Hackett uses painting to trap, isolate and transform sections of images both moving and stationary. Much like an electronic musician might sample a beat and transform it into something new, Hackett uses paint to "sample" part of an image and transform it according to the images anatomical clues. The result is an image that grows through a system of atmospheric channel-like extensions.
The installation, Hive Transmissions 9/13/08 - 10/11/08 positions the honeybee as performer. Hackett will organize the effects and channels that receive and transform sounds from the hive. These sounds are taken in real time and interpreted through effect processors creating a transition from the agitated state of the hive to the serene environment emerging from the system. The bees essentially perform a one month long set of ambient electronic music born from the sounds circulating through the hive.
Ryan Hackett graduated with an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He was a founding member of the DC artists' collaborative Decatur Blue. Most recently Hackett's work was featured in the exhibition Freaks of Nature at the Bronx River Art Center in New York and in a solo exhibition titled Evolutions of Paint and Sound at Spur Projects in Portola Valley, CA.
Oberndorfer works from his own personal history growing up in suburban Middle America, without risk or rebellion, he remembers wondering what it would be like to step outside the boundaries of his "sugarcoated" lifestyle. He describes his childhood heroes as those who questioned propriety and were "not known for their sweet and pleasant exterior but for the strength, confidence and conviction that lies beneath."
His paintings of roller derby girls explore their and his shared interest in stepping outside boundaries; Oberndorfer's idolization comes from the derby girls' success in redefining these boundaries. They reject the "sugar and spice and everything nice" role with courage and determination. Roller girls invent their own personas and pseudonyms that reveal their aspirations or essential qualities. They choose costumes that are sexy and cute while playing a damaging game that requires a tough body and mind. His works reflects the fierce beauty of the women and the delightful experience of watching them. The paintings themselves are mouthwatering in their candy inspired color schemes and the high quality of the work.
Cory Oberndorfer graduated with an MFA from American University. He was included in the WPA\C OPTIONS Biennial in 2007 and the Brightest Young Things Relaunch, in 2008.
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