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HOWARD MEHRING

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The Washington Post, February 9, 2017

 

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI

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Monocle 24 Radio, The Monocle Arts Review, January 16, 2017

 

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI

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Hyperallergic, December 29, 2016

 

GEORGE HEMPHILL

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DC Modern Luxury, December 2016

 

HEDIEH JAVANSHIR ILCHI

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DC Modern Luxury, November 2016

 

CARROLL SQUARE GALLERY

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Washington City Paper, September 19, 2016

 

WORKINGMAN COLLECTIVE: Tally

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The Lower East Side has been a significant migratory site for shaping utopian speculation and practical thinking, from the indigenous Lenape tribes, mass European immigration from 1840’s – 1930’s, to recent wholesale gentrification. Researching and responding to the broad source of archived visual and written documentation on the Lower East Side, artists Steven Dobbin, Patricia Stockman, Georgia Deal, and Workingman Collective will maneuver and employ their collective interpretations of place, migration, invention, and being human. The result is a collaborative exchange and visual examination of the Lower East Side as place and as allegory.

 

TOKI SYNTH SERIES 005: REVERB

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The Washington Post, August 19, 2016

 

PATHWAYS

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The Washington Post, August 13, 2016

 

KAINEN, NOZKOWSKI, SCULLY

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The Washington Post, August 4, 2016

 

CARROLL SQUARE GALLERY

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Washington City Paper, July 5, 2016

 

CARROLL SQUARE GALLERY

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Washington City Paper, March 23, 2016

 

JULIE WOLFE

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DC Modern Luxury, May 2016

 

ROCKNE KREBS

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DC Modern Luxury, April 2016

 

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY

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The Washington Post, June 11, 2015

 

Rockne Krebs: The Smoke Drawings

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East City Art, March 29, 2016

 

JAMES HUCKENPAHLER

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Goethe-Institut Washington, FotoGalerie
October 25 – December 15, 2014
This exhibition reflects on the legacy of the Berlin Wall in American culture in the past and today. The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall builds a transatlantic cultural space to reflect on the topic of the Wall and the Arts. The exhibition will include artworks from before 1989 and after to lay bare layers of cultural memory and promote transnational creative exchange between the United States and Germany.
 
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Image: James Huckenpahler, Destroy What Destroys You (for S.H.), 2014, pigment print on canvas, 56" x 36" 
 

Julie Wolfe: GREEN ROOM at 1700 L Street

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Home and Design, January/February 2016

 

WORKINGMAN COLLECTIVE: Early Bird

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Public Art Installation at Tyson's Plaza
Tyson's Corner, VA
Early Bird was created by Workingman Collective as a site-responsive artwork for Tyson's Plaza. The commission consists of over 60 individual sculptures of indigenous bird species, Cardinal, Robin, Mourning Dove, Crow, and Red Tailed Hawk, orchestrated into a unified, multi-dimensional work that has appeal as a direct experience and as playful allegory. The work is intended to provide an experience to the spectrum of visitors
who arrive, depart and return to Tyson's Plaza that is familiar, engaging, and participatory.
Commissioned by Macerich Co.

Image: Detail from Early Bird, 2013 – 2014, Bronze with various patinas


COLBY CALDWELL: how to survive your own death

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Washington City Paper, January 29, 2016

 

JULIE WOLFE: Meta 1

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Washington Project for the Arts
Capitol Skyline Hotel, South Capitol Street Façade
On view through October 31, 2014
The first artwork featured in WPA's South Capitol Skyscape project is Julie Wolfe's Meta 1 (2014). Wolfe began painting on top of found photographs and manipulating the surface with oil, turpentine, and sandpaper, making the shapes appear to float on the photograph to give a strange sense of spatial illusion. Wolfe believes the photographic image from Meta 1 was most likely taken in Sweden. She felt that the work was well suited for the South Capitol Skyscape Project and its location on the Capitol Skyline Hotel as the photograph’s origin was based on world travel and exploration.
 

RENÉE STOUT: Tales of the Conjure Woman in top 10 exhibitions of 2015

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Hyperallergic, December 16, 2015

 

MARLEY DAWSON: Construction (T Street NW)

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625 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
On view through October 18, 2014
The fabrication process for Construction (T Street NW) recalled what he has observed of the rapidly constructed, wood-framed housing developments that are reconfiguring DC’s neighborhoods. These developments, sometimes clad cheaply in brick veneer, appear as material illusions that fit in with the surrounding architecture even as their existence undermines it. The original house upon which Construction (T Street NW) is based was designed and built by the artist’s father – a professional geomorphologist who designed and built a series of the family’s homes in his spare time: one after another as soon as the preceding home was finished. It was as a young labourer on these houses that Dawson acquired the language of architecture and construction that is evident in his wider work.

Photo by Joshua Cogan Photography 


RENÉE STOUT: Wild World

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Washington City Paper, October 2, 2015

 

RENÉE STOUT: Tales of the Conjure Woman

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Exhibition traveling through 2016
Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, Designed by Gil Shuler Graphic Design, received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Museum Publications Design Competition, American Alliance of Museums. For more than 25 years, the Alliance has recognized and encouraged excellence in the graphic design of museum publications through the Museum Publications Design Competition, the only national, juried competition of its kind. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission or special features. The panel of judges includes graphic designers, museum professionals and publishers.
 
Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, an exhibition originating at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC (2013), has traveled to the Spelman College Museum, Atlanta GA (2014). Future exhibition venues include the Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (2015), American University Art Museum, Washington, DC (2016), and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI (2016).
 

WORKINGMAN COLLECTIVE

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The Washington Post, July 16, 2015

 

WORKINGMAN COLLECTIVE: Story

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US Embassy, Liberia, Ongoing
United States Art in Embassies Program
Story is a three-part artwork that considers the relationship of play, learning, and building community across generations, linking the United States Embassy and the greater Liberian community. On the U.S. embassy grounds, four cast bronze, oversized school desk chairs populated by the national bird, the Pepper bird, conjure the folktale icon, who according to legend, shrieks each dawn until father night releases the people sleeping peacefully under his arms to father day so they can go about their daily work. The symbolism of the chairs and Pepper birds carries over to the community in tangible ways. In Wenneh Town, Kakata, Margibi County, Workingman Collective partnered with the Checago Bright Foundation (a U.S. and Liberia based non-Government organization) to build a playground where children and familioes from surrounding schools and neighborhoods can gather to socialize and share their similarities and differences through play. In Monrovia, in collaboration with the Quilters Guilds, Waste Not Inc., Alice Bracewell (Sinkor), Quageh, Maude Davis (Caldwell), and team of young women created a visual document of Story in an edition of Quilts. Workingman Collective is a recipient of the Checago Bright Foundation Achievement Award in Community Service for the recent project Story.