ACADEMY 2011

Annual MFA / BFA Invitational

July 9 – August 20, 2011

GINNY HUO_Mothers Table_ACADEMY 2011

GINNY HUO
Mothers Table
2011, table, dog, tennis balls, dimensions variable.

LINGLING LU_One Hundred Melodies of Solitude Installation II - Lighthouse_ACADEMY 2011

LINGLING LU
One Hundred Melodies of Solitude Installation II - Lighthouse
2010-11, acrylic on canvas, 138 x 138 inches.

CAROLINE COVINGTON_Extraction_ACADEMY 2011

CAROLINE COVINGTON
Extraction
2010, performance, wooden door, string, audio track.

JONATHAN MONAGHAN_Dauphin 007_ACADEMY 2011

JONATHAN MONAGHAN
Dauphin 007 (video still)
2011, 3D animation HD film, run time: 3:11.

ADAM JUNIOR_The Possibility Of Connection_ACADEMY 2011

ADAM JUNIOR
The Possibility Of Connection
2011, steel, 96 x 288 x 96 inches.

VIRGINIA WAGNER_"Honey I'm home," she said. The wind turned its mouth up at the corners._ACADEMY 2011

VIRGINIA WAGNER
"Honey I'm home," she said. The wind turned its mouth up at the corners.
2011, oil on canvas, 45 x 48 inches.

SAMUEL SCHARF_You Fucked. Fuck You_ACADEMY 2011

SAMUEL SCHARF
You Fucked. Fuck You
2011, found vanity cabinet, various electronics, looped audio, 35 x 14 x 4 inches.

MELISSA PRENTKI_Untitled (Purest Form series)_ACADEMY 2011

MELISSA PRENTKI
Untitled (Purest Form series)
2011, Fuji crystal archive c-print, 15 x 15 inches.

MICHAEL DOTSON_Target_ACADEMY 2011

MICHAEL DOTSON
Target
2011, acrylic on canvas, 48 x48 inches.

DAN GIOIA_Sphere_ACADEMY 2011

DAN GIOIA
Sphere
2011, sod and steel, 84 x 84 x 60 inches.

CAMILO SANIN_Estructura Subyacente 208_ACADEMY 2011

CAMILO SANIN
Estructura Subyacente 208
2010, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 32 inches.

SIERRA SURIS_Missed Connections: Portrait #4_ACADEMY 2011

SIERRA SURIS
Missed Connections: Portrait #4
2011, archival ink jet print, 21 1/4 x 32 1/2 inches.

WOOJIN CHANG_-scape_ACADEMY 2011

WOOJIN CHANG
-scape
2010-11, digital print, 103 x 348 inches.

JON MALIS_Brain 4042, Slide 30_ACADEMY 2011

JON MALIS
Brain 4042, Slide 30
2011, digital pigment print, 7 x 5 inches.

EMILY BIONDO_Shrouded_ACADEMY 2011

EMILY BIONDO
Shrouded
2010, 3000' of speaker wire, audio, ipod, 65 x 32 inches.

FORREST ALLREAD_Boris & Betty (Video Quilt)_ACADEMY 2011

FORREST ALLREAD
Boris & Betty (Video Quilt)
2011, looped video projection.

SARAH ALLISON_Photosynthetic Sea Slugs_ACADEMY 2011

SARAH ALLISON
Photosynthetic Sea Slugs
2011, aquarium, sea slugs, dimensions variable.

ELLE PEREZ_Untitled (Conversation 1)_ACADEMY 2011

ELLE PEREZ
Untitled (Conversation 1)
2010, Digital C-print, 46 x 30 inches.

LIBBY LANDAUER_Money Talks_ACADEMY 2011

LIBBY LANDAUER
Money Talks
2010, mixed media on paper, 59 x 43 inches.

ACADEMY 2011

 

July 9 - August 22, 2011 
opening reception: Saturday, July 9th: 6 to 8pm.

 

Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to announce ACADEMY 2011, our 11th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area.

 

Exhibition founder and curator, Jamie Smith, Ph.D. invited the following artists to participate:

 

> Artists: Sarah Allison, Forest Allread, Emily Biondo, Woojin Chang, Caroline Covington, Michael Dotson, Dan Gioia, Ginny Huo, Adam Junior, Libby Landauer, Linling Lu, Jon Malis, Jonathan Monaghan, Elle Perez, Melissa Prentki, Camilo Sanin, Samuel Scharf, Sierra Suris, Virginia Wagner.

 

> Representing institutions: American University, Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and University of Maryland.

 

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the following initiatives in conjunction with the Academy 2011 exhibition:

 

>  (e)merge art fair - panel discussion and party 
Saturday, July 9th - panel @ 5pm; party 6 to 8pm.

 

Conner Contemporary Art and (e)merge art fair will host a panel discussion: Collecting and Emerging Art. Panelists include: Robert Shapiro, collector, Henry Thaggert, collector, Melissa Ichiuji, artist, Alberto Gaitan, artist,Victoria Reis, Director, Transformer Gallery. Moderated by Helen Allen, co-director (e)merge art fair. 

 

(e)merge panel discussion begins at 5pm; directly followed by (e)merge art fair party and Academy 2011 opening. Hang out with your community, with DJ, food and drink. (e)merge is generously sponsored by Marvin Restaurant and Pink Line Project. 

 

> (e)merge prize – winner announced Saturday, July 9th during the opening.

(e)merge art fair will award one artist exhibition space in the (e)merge art fair, September 22-25, 2011 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC. Jurors include: Dr. Fred Ognibene, Veronica Jackson and Philippa Hughes.

 

> PULSE Presents Award – winner announced Saturday, July 9th during the opening.

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will award one ACADEMY 2011 exhibiting artist an exhibition space at PULSE Miami 2011. The winner will be selected by PULSE Director Cornell DeWitt. PULSE is committed to creativity and innovation which furthers the influence of contemporary art in all corners of society. PULSE Presents is a collaboration between PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and organizations, institutions, artists and individuals dedicated to the visual arts and contemporary culture.

 

We also are pleased to welcome Untitled, an MFA invitational exhibition organized and curated by University of Virginia graduate students Michael Maizels and Brittany Strupp, Hosted by Industry Gallery, the opening is concurrent with ACADEMY 2011 Saturday, July 9, 6-8pm.

 

For further information: 202 588 8750 / info@connercontemporary.com.