ACADEMY 2009

Annual MFA / BFA Invitational

August 1 – September 4, 2009

JIN YOUNG KANG_CRM Stripes_ACADEMY 2009

JIN YOUNG KANG
CRM Stripes
2008, oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches.

JEREMY FLICK_Modus Operandi_ACADEMY 2009

JEREMY FLICK
Modus Operandi
2009, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 54 inches.

CASEY REED JOHNSON_A Collision of Misguided Attempts_ACADEMY 2009

CASEY REED JOHNSON
A Collision of Misguided Attempts
2009, wood, mdf, spray paint, 30 x 12 x 24 inches.

COREY GRIMSLEY_Yellow Marrakech_ACADEMY 2009

COREY GRIMSLEY
Yellow Marrakech
2009, oil on linen, 68 x 64 inches.

CHARLES CLARY_Hugg-a-Diddle Burs_ACADEMY 2009

CHARLES CLARY
Hugg-a-Diddle Burs
2008, acrylic, graphite, hand cut paper, dimensions variable.

KYLE FORD_The Greatest Show on Earth, Parking Lot, Savannah, GA_ACADEMY 2009

KYLE FORD
The Greatest Show on Earth, Parking Lot, Savannah, GA
2009, archival inkjet print, 32 x 40 inches (framed), ed: 15.

PATRICK MCDONOUGH_092904-david reed #337_ACADEMY 2009

PATRICK MCDONOUGH
092904-david reed #337
2009, embroidery floss on plastic canvas, 14 x 5 1/2 inches.

ALEX ROULETTE_Monumental Road_ACADEMY 2009

ALEX ROULETTE
Monumental Road
2009, oil on panel, 32 x 50 inches.

AZIZA MURRAY_Mulatto, Half Breed, High Yellow_ACADEMY 2009

AZIZA MURRAY
Mulatto, Half Breed, High Yellow (triptych)
2009, silver gelatin print, 19 1/2 x 23 inches (each), ed: 5.

ALAN B. CALLANDER_grey to white_ACADEMY 2009

ALAN B. CALLANDER
grey to white
2009, video, run time: 8:30, ed: 5.

RAFAEL SOLDI_Untitled_ACADEMY 2009

RAFAEL SOLDI
Untitled
2008, digital c-print, 16 x 20 inches, ed: 5.

ACADEMY 2009 : August 1 – September 4, 2009

 

Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to announce ACADEMY 2009.

 

Exhibition founder, Jamie Smith, Ph. D., is the curator of our 9th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by recent fine art graduates of regional college art programs.

 

Participating artists: Celina Amaya, Danny Baskin, Alan Callander, Charles Clary, Margot Ellis, Kyle Ford, Jeremy Flick, Corey Grimsley, Steve Ioli, Casey Reed Johnson, Jin Young Kang, Patrick McDonough, Aziza Murray, Igor Pasternak, Ding Ren, Alex Roulette, Andrew Schrock, Ryan Schroeder and Rafael Soldi.

 

Represented institutions: American University, Catholic University of America, Corcoran College or Art and Design, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Maryland.

 

Nearly 150 grads have participated since ACADEMY’s 2001 debut. Some have achieved international recognition, exhibiting at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Nassauischen Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany and The British Museum, London, England.

 

We are thrilled to announce these initiatives in conjunction with the Academy exhibition:

 

> PULSE Presents
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will award one of this year’s ACADEMY exhibiting artists an exhibition space at PULSE Miami 2009. Jurors Helen Allen, Executive Director of PULSE and Ed Winkleman, Director of Winkleman Gallery, NYC and Gloria Nauden, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will announce the winner at 7pm the night of the opening.

 

PULSE is committed to creativity and innovation which furthers the influence of contemporary art in all corners of society. PULSE Presents, a collaboration between PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and organizations, institutions, artists and individuals dedicated to the visual arts and contemporary culture, stages exhibitions and symposia in various cities around the world. These events bring the public together with leaders in the culture sector to explore themes relating to contemporary art and society.

 

> No Artist Left Behind / Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Project for the Arts will co-host a workshop as part of its No Artist Left Behind series: The Top 10 Things Every Artist Should Know with Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber, authors of ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (2009). The authors will discuss career management, business and legal issues for artists. Book signing immediately to follow. The NALB Series is a professional development initiative created by WPA to provide resources and workshops to DC area visual artists.

 

An opening night reception will be held Saturday, August 1: 6-8pm. The WPA / workshop will be held from 4 – 6pm.

 

For further information or images, please contact the gallery @ 202-588-8750 / info@connercontemporary.com.