Thursday, August 25, 2011

HOPE CHEST: emerging women artists

: a young woman's accumulation of clothes and domestic furnishings (as silver and linen) kept in anticipation of her marriage; also : a chest for such an accumulation

Join us for a special event featuring artwork by DC/Baltimore artists Mariah Anne Johnson, Becca Kallem, Chandi Kelley, Michelle McAuliffe, Erin Murray, Elle Perez, Katherine Sifers, and Dafna Steinberg. These emerging artists challenge and reinvent tradition, romance, gender roles/expectations, and sexuality. Their work also investigates what we keep, save, and treasure in contrast to what is discarded. Photography, installations, mixed media work, and paintings present the domestic, nostalgic, and personal in new contexts.

September 15, 2011, 6-9 pm
@ GreenHouse 11
1123 11th St NW
Washington, DC
work on view September 15 - November 15 by appointment
**another special event will be held on September 24 to coincide with Shaw's NUIT BLANCHE Art All Night and the (e)merge art fair.**

HOPE CHEST is curated by Becca Kallem and hosted by Michael Schaeffer and Taurus Development Group. GreenHouse 11 is a unique new work space designed to grow small businesses and non-profits. Limited space is available.

images (details), l-r: Chandi Kelley, Two Stories, from Timelines; Becca Kallem, Pillow II; Erin Murray, Hope Chest; Dafna Steinberg, from Whenever I'm With Him, I'm Thinking Of You; Michelle McAuliffe, Ideas Begets Ideas; Katherine Sifers, Kalf #13; Mariah Anne Johnson, Sheet Installation; Elle Perez, A., from Conversations.

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