DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Exhibition:
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Description of Pictures: Pictures from the 2019 Winter exhibition including:
* The Gifts of Tony Podesta
* Jiří Kolář (1914–2002): Forms of Visual Poetry
* Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections
* Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color
The Gifts of Tony Podesta
This first major exhibition drawn from our Corcoran Legacy Collection features strong and provocative photography and sculpture donated by Tony Podesta over the past decade to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now part of the American University Museum’s holdings. Podesta has earned the reputation of being a fearless supporter of challenging contemporary art by women. He is an important patron of the arts nationally and internationally, with an outsized impact all across the Washington art world.
Jiří Kolář (1914–2002): Forms of Visual Poetry
This exhibition is dedicated to one of the most remarkable Czech poets and visual artists associated with Modernism, Jiří Kolář (1914-2002). During the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, Kolář encountered considerable challenges, including a prison sentence for the critical stance towards the system expressed in his poetry. Whether because “images” were less easily censurable than “words” or for other, personal reasons, from about 1959, he focused exclusively on visual arts - especially various experimental forms of collage. Yet most of his mixed-media works remained profoundly concerned with the word/image relationship, and can best be described as “visual” poetry. The selection is representative of the main aspects of his oeuvre as it evolved over several decades.
Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections
Standing at the foot of Australia’s sacred sandstone monolith known as Uluru, Michael B. Platt and Carol A. Beane envisioned a world invisible to many others. The world is at once primordial and imminent, spiritual and mortal. This exhibition is a collaborative offering from one of Washington’s most prolific pairs; an off ...More...
Same Event: Wait! There's more! Because I took too many pictures, photos from this event were divided among the following pages:
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2019_DC_KatzenO_190125: DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Opening Reception (Member) (45 photos from 2019)
2019_DC_Kolar_190125: DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Gallery Talk: Career of Jirí Kolár (53 photos from 2019)
2019_01_26C3_KatzenX: DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Exhibition (16 photos from 01/26/2019)
2019_DC_KatzenX_2019A: DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Winter Exhibition (103 photos from 2019)
2019_03_02A_Nancy_Ninety: DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019A Gallery Talk: Nancy at Ninety (121 photos from 03/02/2019)
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday,
(July) two-weeks out west for San Diego Comic-Con and sites in Utah,
(August) a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts to experience rain in another state,
(August) a three-day trip to Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie.
That's it so far!