CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & PROGRAMS
The Lobby Project Presents:
March 5-April 18, 2014
at 1200 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002
Black Mountains:Crown Image courtesy of Fawna Xiao
Opening Reception: March 5, 2014, 6-8pm
Delicious treats provided by Union Kitchen
1200 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20024
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
WPA is pleased to announce that The Lobby Project has been EXTENDED and we will present a new installation by Fawna Xiao, entitled, Black Mountains, as a continuation of the project in partnership with NoMaBID. The exhibition will feature an installation of unique silkscreen prints inspired by black and white photographs of mountains covered in snow, with a focus on rocky faces and folds. The series is an exploration in texture and shape; Xiao seeks to transform the natural landscape into unnatural geometry. Each of the works are displayed in handmade frames made by the artist and her father.
All works are framed and available for purchase. PURCHASE ONLINE or contact Samantha May at email@example.com
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Fawna Xiao is a printmaker based out of the Atlas District in Washington, DC. She first learned to screenprint through a process of trial and error. After hitting the mini-jackpot at a New Zealand casino, she promptly put her newly won funds to work. She built wooden frames, stapled some wedding veil fabric to them and started printing. Fawna recently launched herself into the DC art scene with a sold out solo show at Hillyer Art Space and has continued to exhibit her work around the city.
Press on Black Mountains
ABOUT THE LOBBY PROJECT
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is honored to partner with the NoMa BusinessImprovement District (NoMa BID) to create a changing installation of artwork by outstanding artists for the NoMa Lobby Project. The Lobby Project, made possible by a grant from the Office of Planning, creates a new space in an existing place. The project is an activation of an office lobby at 1200 First St. NE, with a ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker series, art, wifi, lectures, and the creation of a new social and professional gathering space. Previous installations have included work by Gabriel Mellan, Amanda Leigh Burnham, and Edmond van der Bijl.
About Hothouse Video
As a natural extension of its long running Experimental Media Series, WPA is launching Hothouse Video, a series of contemporary video works by local, national, and international artists to be presented in the hotel lobby. Part of the Hothouse series of exhibitions and events at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, Hothouse Video seeks to introduce exceptional artists and artworks to the DC community and to the substantial number of visitors, both national and international, who visit the hotel. Each Hothouse Video project will run approximately 6 weeks. Upcoming Hothouse Video exhibitions will feature works by Jacolby Satterwhite, Jonathan Monaghan, Brandon Morse, and Saya Woolfalk.
Hothouse Video exhibitions will remain on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the hotel lobby. Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.
HOTHOUSE VIDEO PRESENTS
AN EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE BY
The American Dream, image courtesy of Jacolby Satterwhite and Mallorca Landings
Exhibition Dates: February 8 – March 28, 2014
Opening Reception and Performance:
Saturday, February 8, 2014 7:00-9:00pm
Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I Street SW, Washington, DC
WPA is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Hothouse Video series at the Capitol Skyline Hotel with an exhibition and performance by acclaimed performance and video artist, Jacolby Satterwhite.
Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, South Carolina, USA) is a fast rising art-world star and a 2008 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Using video, performance, 3-D animation, drawings, and prints to explore memory, insider/outsider art practices, and meta-narratives, Satterwhite’s dynamic, interactive performances and video installations transform viewers into participants in the virtual worlds of his videos.
Curated by arts writer and curator Julie Chae, the Hothouse Video: Jacolby Satterwhite exhibition will present a series of print and video works leading up to Satterwhite’s newest video, Reifying Desire 6, which will make its world premiere at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and will include a special installation of the video Country Ball 1989-2012 with home video footage from his family’s 1989 Mother’s Day picnic in South Carolina.
The exhibition will remain on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the hotel lobby from February 8 through March 28, 2014. Admission to the exhibition and performance are free and open to the public. Seating for the performance is extremely limited and admission will be on a space-available basis. No reservations will be accepted for the performance.
About the Artist
Jacolby Satterwhite, based in Brooklyn, NY, holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2010) and has attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture (2009). His numerous awards and honors include Electronic Television Center Finishing Funds Grant (2011), Van Lier Grant, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Studio LLC program (2011), Queer Arts Mentorship Fellowship (2011), and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2010). His work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions including The House of Patricia Satterwhite, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain (2013); The Matriarch’s Rhapsody, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY (2013); Aboveground Animation, MOCATV, Los Angeles, CA (2013); Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (2013); AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2013); Trans Technology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ (2013); Fore, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2012-13); Radical Presence, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (2012-13); 3-D Form: Aboveground Animation, the New Museum, New York, NY (2012); Park Side of the Moon, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2012); Shift, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2012); Oh, You mean Cellophane & All that Crap, The Calder Foundation, New York, NY (2012); If There’s No Dancing At The Revolution I’m Not Coming, Recess Activities, New York, NY (2011); The Mothership Has Landed, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY (2010); Weerrq!, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY(2010); and Sympathetic Magic, Art In the Age, Philadelphia, PA (2009).
For more information on the works included in the exhibit or to inquire about purchasing a work please contact Samantha May, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.234.7103 ext 1
About Hothouse Video
As a natural extension of its long running Experimental Media Series, WPA is launching Hothouse Video, a series of contemporary video works by local, national, and international artists to be presented in the hotel lobby. Part of the Hothouse series of exhibitions and events at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, Hothouse Video seeks to introduce exceptional artists and artworks to the DC community and to the substantial number of visitors, both national and international, who visit the hotel. Each Hothouse Video project will run approximately 6 weeks. Upcoming Hothouse Video exhibitions will feature works by Jonathan Monaghan, Brandon Morse, and Saya Woolfalk.
Hothouse Video: Jacolby Satterwhite is sponsored by Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Additional support is provided by Dr. Michael Pollack, Sheldon Scott, Animals & Fire, and Jarvis DuBois. Special thanks to Pärnilla and Stefan Lundgren of Mallorca Landings and Julie Chae.
Washington Project for the Arts and NoMa BID Presents
The Lobby Project
November 14, 2013-
February 22, 2014 EXTENDED to April 18, 2014
at 1200 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is honored to partner with the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) to create a changing installation of artwork by outstanding local artists for the NoMa Lobby Project. The Lobby Project, made possible by a grant from the Office of Planning, will create a new space in an existing place. The project is an activation of an office lobby with a ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker series, art, wifi, lectures, and the creation of a new social and professional gathering space. The project takes place in the lobby of 1200 First St. NE from early November to mid-April. The physical space will be a comfortable and enjoyable place to collaborate, work, rest or connect with others. The design of the lobby has been provided, gratis, by Ayers Saint Gross.
The lobby is open M-F from 8am-10pm and the exhibition schedule is as follows:
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Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture.www.wpadc.org.
Major support for WPA comes from its members, invaluable volunteers, numerous individuals, and generous contributions from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Brookfield Associates/64 New York Ave, Abramson Family Foundation, Susan and Dixon Butler, Clark Construction, Design Cuisine, Raymond Garcia, Hickok Cole Architects, Hop and Wine Beverage, The JBG Companies, Randy & Russell Katz, Kirkland& Ellis LLP, Yvette Kraft, Giselle & Ben Huberman, Marshfiled Associates, NoMa Business Improvement District, Peacock Café, Sonecon LLC, Robert Shields Interiors, TTR Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Taproot Foundation, Turner Construction, The Washington Post Company, William S. Paley Foundation, and WPA’s Board of Directors.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35 blocks within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With a capital investment of $50 million from the DC government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last 5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year to connect friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit www.nomabid.org and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter.
For more information about the project, please visit www.NerdsintheLobby.com.