Monday, January 12, 2009

Flavor of the Month

'08 grad Cory Obendorfer is having a solo exhibition at Flashpoint this month.
Show Dates: January 9- February 13 2009
Opening Reception: January 9, 6-8pm

Gallery at Flashpoint
916 G St NW
Washington, DC

Monday, November 17, 2008

Raptor in Paris

2008 alum Tim Campbell is the recipient of a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.
The Cite Internationale des Arts is an organization which is privately run and provides artists from all over the world with studio/living space and exhibition opportunities. Located in the heart of the Marais district, the original building houses studios where over 100 artists are working. The residency runs from February through late April 2009.

Tim is currently working out of Philadelphia, PA.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Geoffrey Aldridge @ Conner

The highly anticipated inauguration of Conner Contemporary's new space is finally here.
Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith are delighted to announce the inauguration of 1358-60 Florida Avenue, NE as the new home of Conner Contemporary Art and *gogo art projects with an opening solo exhibition of new work by Leo Villareal and a group exhibition of recent work by Gallery Artists.

Visit the gallery and check out work from *gogo art projects artist Geoffrey Aldridge ('08).
You can also see figural drawings from AU faculty member Zoë Charlton.

The invitation only reception is September 27, 6-8pm.
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 11-6, Sunday 12-5

Monday, September 15, 2008

Campbell & Servilio @ SFOS 08

Last year’s S.F.O.S. (Sewing Factory Open Studios) event featured 21 visual artists and 7 live music acts on the rooftop of an industrial loft building in Bed-Stuy. This September, the roof will again be turned into a sculpture garden augmented by paintings and featuring live music. Although line-ups are still being finalized, Loop 2.4.3, who “reinvent percussion from the bones out” (NPR-Fresh Air), and have been described as “a really focused and thrilling percussive ride” (, will headline the music stage and local artist Suzanne Boatenreiter will be curating the visual art. Other musical acts confirmed are CT songwriter Jonny Rodgers, NYC wordsmith Tom Burnett, and Hungarian pianist/keyboardist Istvan B’Racz, performing Phillip Glass along with original works. In addition to the curated art show, many artists who have studio space in the building will be offering open studios.

This show includes work from Tim Campbell ('08) and Sharon Servilio ('08).

The Art Show begins at 4 p.m. and goes into the evening with live music starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, at Spencer Sewing Factory Rooftop, 144 Spencer St. (click for map), Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant), NY 11205

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cory Oberndorfer @ G Fine Art

G Fine Art

is pleased to announced

Ryan Hackett
Cory Oberndorfer

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’s recent work focuses on body language, physical traits, and specific characteristics of selected animals as a structure to develop various multimedia works. Growing from initial impulses such as heart rates, body language, bones, and fur, the work pushes and pulls between the synthetic and the natural suspended in ambiguous hypnotic manifestations.

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.

Project Room

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.
Gallery hours: Tuesday –Saturday 11am - 6pm

1515 Fourteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
T. 202.462.1601
F. 202.462.1604

Cory is also currently featured in the arts section of both DC Modern Luxury and Northern Virginia magazines(September issues).

Thursday, August 7, 2008

QUART BAG @ Civilian Art Projects

Recent alumni Brian Barr('08) and Lauren Rice('08) are among the artists in QUART BAG, as well as current AU grad students Nikki Painter and Bonner Sale.

QUART BAG: A Community Art Show
August 8 - August 16, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, 8/08/08, 7pm
Inspired by the many things you can do with a quart bag, Civilian Art Projects and friends have invited 100 DC area artists to participate in a community art exhibition called Quart Bag. The exhibition provides an imaginative opportunity for artists to use thirty-two ounces of space within a plastic quart size bag. All works of art will be sold for $100 or less, providing an opportunity for all people to walk home with a piece of art that is FAA approved.
Friday, August 8, 2008
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The exhibition will run from August 8 - 16, 2008.

Participating Artists:

Seth Adelsberger / Brian Barr / Matthew Best / Kristina Bilonick / Megan Blafas / John Bohl / Joseph Bradley / Reuben Breslar / Martin Brief / Breck Brunson / Lindsay Buhman / Colby Caldwell* / Joyce Campos / Page Carr / Emily C-D / Dick Cheney / Michael M. Clements / Erin Cluley / Joshua Cogan / Cynthia Connolly / Sarah Coombs / Patricia Correa / Caitlin Cunningham / Catherine Dunn / Mary Early* / Alex Ebstein / Cheraya Esters / Briony Evans / Annie Ewasiko / Rachel Fick / Steven Frost / Alberto Gaitan** / Victoria Gaitan / Carlos Gomez / Annie Gray / Adam Griffiths / Jason Gubbiotti* / Brook Halvorson / Beth Hansen / Peter E Harper / Anamario Hernandez / James Huckenpahler* / David Ibata / Erick Jackson / Paul Jeanes / Yeonhee Ji / Sue Johnson / Rebecca Juliette / Amanda Kleinman / Bridget Sue Lambert / Nilay Lawson / J.W. Mahoney / Katherine Mann / Nathan Manuel / John Marra / Lisa McCarty / Patrick McDonough / Bill Newman / Cara Ober*** / Mia Olsen / Breht O'tlearn / Betsy Packard / Nikki Painter / Carrie Patterson / Annie Peters / Zoe Pollock / Dana Reifler / Ding Ren / Lauren Rice / Bonner Sale / Nick Schiller / The Scott Twins / Sara Seidman / Emily Slaughter / Casey Smith / Steele Art / Monica Stroik / Ayodamola T. / Okunseinde / Noelle Tan / Denise Tassin / Champ Taylor / Dominic Terlizzi / René Treviño / Justin Tsucalas / Andrej Ujhazy / Carole Greenwood / Anita Walsh / Rex Weil / Anna Wonson / YAY team

* courtesy of HEMPHILL
** courtesy of Curator's Office
*** courtesy of Randall Scott Gallery

After the opening, head up to Comet Ping Pong for beer specials, pizza, ping pong and rock by Apes/Fiasco/Double Dagger. 10pm. $10. Presented by our friends Gypsy Eyes.
Comet: 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC / 202-364-0404

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Roller Derby Girl Arm Wrestling Extravaganza!!

On Friday, July 25, from 6pm to 10pm, join Barrelhouse, roller derby artist Cory Oberndorfer, and roller derby girls with 34 inch pythons at the Hillyer Art Space for the first ever Roller Derby Themed Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Arm Wrestling Extravaganza! sponsored by Scion and the Pink Line Project.

$10 at the door / Free Beer and wine! Barrelhouse Issues available for $5!


You get to arm wrestle a Roller Derby Girl!! IF YOU DARE!

To celebrate Roller Derby, a protofeminist wave of bone crushing awesomeness, we bring you a night of amazing roller derby themed stories and poems and one gigantic Roller Derby mural, food eating, beer and wine drinking, DJ dancing, and (damn well better!) Barrelhouse buying.

And did I mention Roller Derby Girl ARM WRESTLING???!!??

Launch of Barrelhouse Issue 6, feat. Roller Derby-themed art, poems, essays, stories. Available for $5.

Cory Obendorfer's AMAZING Roller Derby art mural

FREE! Beer and white wine available. FREE! Hors d'oeuvres from an as yet to be named cool-assed restaurant.

DJ Adrian spinning tracks

Other art exhibits on display for your viewing pleasure.

A chance to get your ass (or arm) personally kicked by a Roller Derby Girl.

Friday, July 25, 6-10pm

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008


Hillyer Court is an alleyway courtyard with two entrances from 21st Street and from Florida Avenue. The courtyard is bound by Florida Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, R Street, 21st Street, and Q Street. Our building within Hillyer Court is located directly behind the Cosmos Club and the Phillips Collection; it is a two-floor grayish-blue brick building.

Why: Because those roller derby chicks will kick our ass (or arm) if we don't.

How: $10 at the door. (did I mention FREE beer and wine?)