Options | Catalyst


October 6 – November 26

Show of 20 artists in former Staples building in Georgetown; curated by Dr. Libby Lumpkin. Philip Barlow, curator of Options 2005, was fired after publicly saying he would bar artists who had participated in the two city-funded projects, “Party Animals” and “Pandamania” from showing their work in the exhibition. He viewed the sculpture projects as “detrimental to local art.” David C. Levy, CGA director, says Barlow’s position “violated the institutional policy of freedom of expression.” Libby Lumpkin of California State University at Longbeach tapped to replace Barlow; she chose 20 artists from a field of 400. Artists include Julian Bayo Abiodun, Jorge Baumann, Anne Benolken, Sheila Blake, Chadd Caldwell, Kimberly Caputo-Heath, Tim Devoe, Suzanna Fields, Lynn Galluzzo, Emily Hall, Lori Larusso, Ryan Mulligan, Marc Robarge, Lindsay Rogers, Amanda Sauer, Gary Thompson, Georg “Gia” Tkabladze, Randy Toy, Susan Noyes VaughanSneaker

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