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Photos From CANNONCANNONCANNON

April 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Photos From CANNONCANNONCANNON

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Now that CANNONCANNONCANNON (take a breath…) has closed, I just wanted to thank everyone who made it to our senior exhibition, whether you came to our opening, First Friday reception, or daily visiting hours. All the artists were thrilled about the enthusiasm we received from all visitors, art-goers, non-art-goers, Fredericksburgers and out -of-towners alike.

If you missed it (and shoo-ee, boy did you miss it: them tunes were hoppin’ and the bar-b-que was fan-tas-tic!), take a look at these photos from the opening. Later this week I hope to put up some more shots of the artwork itself (in case you were in Australia or something).

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Steve Griffin & The For Rent Band (Thats the Williamses on Fiddle and Banjo)

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The artists collected in the opera-box

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A behind-the-scenes installation shot. That’s Molly Sheldon’s unicorn transported by Eric Norman and Mike Mosley.

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Tags: Art · Art Exhibitions · art galleries · Fredericksburg

CANNONCANNONCANNON

March 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on CANNONCANNONCANNON

cannonfinal.jpgANNOUNCING CANNONCANNONCANNON:

A UMW Honors Candidacy Art Exhibition

This year, those of us senior art majors applying for honors have taken the unusual step of taking our show off campus, in a space generously donated for the occasion by the inimitable Thomas J. Mitchell at the Galleria on Caroline Street. We’ve re-purposed the old-movie-theater-stage-turned

-defunct-purse-shop into a quirky gallery space that fits our work.

I’ve got nine works exhibited there (including painting, video, printmaking and ceramics) including the unveiling of my Dangerfield Newby installation.

The show will be on display from March 28 to April 9 (Hours: Noon-5, with extended hours until 7 PM on Fridays and Saturdays). Our opening on the 28th will feature Allman’s Bar-B-Que and a live bluegrass band. Don’t miss it!

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Tags: Art · Art Exhibitions · art galleries · Fredericksburg

The New and Improved New Museum

March 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on The New and Improved New Museum

img_4513.jpgOne of the absolute best parts of my recent gallery-hopping trip to New York was catching the inaugural exhibition at the new location of the New Museum of Contemporary Art (newmuseum.org), which, in an effort to deliberately avoid the gentrified, domesticated art scene in its native SoHo, relocated to a purpose-built six story structure in the Bowery, a gritty district otherwise only notable for its Chinese restaurant equipment suppliers and smattering of punk-rock clubs.

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The building itself is fantastic looking: from the street, its glass storefront blends in (to a degree) with the format of the rest of the shops, but it rises in a series of staggered boxes (lit by skylights) that create large, glowing “white-cube” style exhibition spaces inside. The space is quirky enough to be interesting, but these quirks are kept (in a very modernist move) very separate from the art img_4515.jpg(a contrast to the Guggenheim, for instance, which forces artwork to conform to its irregular spaces). These quirks include a bright green interior elevator, corrugated metal stairs (which match the metal sheeth of the building), and some bizarre elongated stairways.

sta_4535.jpgWe happened to go when the sky-room on the sixth floor was open. (This was an awesome way to see the city and a real “ooh-ahh” moment for a little redneck child like myself).

I’m devoting a whole presentation later this semester to the exhibition itself (“Unmonumental”), so I’ll touch on that in a later post.

Perspectives:

The Washington Post

The New York Times

The New York Times raves about the architecture

The Wall Street Journal

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