Winter 2014 Exhibitions
Open January 25 to March 16, 2014:
Agustín Fernández: Ultimate Surrealist
The work of Agustín Fernández is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. Inspired by the demands of survival in an urban environment and the mundane objects that clutter its alleys and streets. Agustín Fernández: Ultimate Surrealist is organized by the Agustín Fernández Foundation and curated by Donald Kuspit. The Agustín Fernández Foundation would like to thank all those listed below for their support: Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC, Darlene and Jorge Perez, Gilbert and Judy Shelton, Dr. Emilio Suarez. Additional support provided by: Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Zor and Irina Gorelov, John and Lauren Oramas, Hilda Capo and Blas Reyes, The Yoshida Family, and Damian J. Fernandez.
Washington Art Matters II: 1940s-1980s
This exhibition is our second attempt to tell the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. It was selected by three curators, different from those who chose our first Washington Art Matters exhibition. Ninety artists will represent what was best of Washington art over those five decades. Curated by Benjamin Forgey, Andrea Pollan, and Jack Rasmussen.
Open January 25 to April 6, 2014:
SIGHTLINES: Ann Pibal, Jill Downen, Frank Trankina, and Dean Smith
Sightlines is a group exhibition of works by Ann Pibal, Jill Downen, Frank Trankina, and Dean Smith curated by AU faculty member Tim Doud. Artists meet artists throughout their careers, and no one can predict what kind of work or which artists will have a long lasting impact. Doud structured the show around artists he met in different contexts and at different points in his career. Each of the artists included in this exhibit, often retrospectively, expanded Doud’s line of sight.