BETWEEN THE LINES | COMING HOME | ALL THAT GLITTERS | A UNIFIED THEORY OF EVERYTHING | AWNING STUDIES: FLORIDA AVENUE, NE

Jeremy Kost | Joe Ovelman | Geoggrey Aldridge | Jeremy Flick | Patrick McDonough

May 14 – July 2, 2011

JEREMY KOST_Center of Attention_Between the Lines

JEREMY KOST
Center of Attention
2010, digital c-print, mounted to diabond and plexi, 44 x 28 inches, ed: 5.

JEREMY KOST_Dirty, Filthy, Money..._Between the Lines

JEREMY KOST
Dirty, Filthy, Money...
2010, digital c-print, mounted to diabond and plexi, 48 x 30 inches, ed: 5.

JEREMY KOST_Emeralds_Between the Lines

JEREMY KOST
Emeralds
2011, digital c-print, mounted to diabond and plexi, 36 x 22 inches, ed: 5.

JOE OVELMAN_Untitled_Coming Home

JOE OVELMAN
Untitled (from Coming Home)
2011, 10 x 14 inches.

JOE OVELMAN_Untitled_Coming Home

JOE OVELMAN
Untitled (from Coming Home)
2011, 12 x 16 inches.

GEOFFREY ALDRIDGE_Bath_All that Glitters

GEOFFREY ALDRIDGE
Bath (video still)
2010, video, run time: 00:56 loop.

Jeremy Kost: Between the Lines

Joe Ovelman: Coming Home

Geoffrey Aldridge: All that Glitters


Jeremy Flick: A Unified Theory of Everything

Patrick McDonough: Awning Studies: Florida Avenue, NE


May 14 – July 2, 2011


Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to present concurrent solo exhibitions by Jeremy Kost, Joe Ovelman and Geoffrey Aldridge. We are also delighted to present special two *gogo art project installations by Jeremy Flick and Patrick McDonough

 

JEREMY KOST presents a new series of Polaroid and cibachrome photographs in Between the Lines, his second solo show with the gallery. In his latest work, Kost reveals intimate glimpses of constructed identities and sexual personae in urban club scenes. During the opening reception, Kost will launch and sign It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn, a new catalogue of photographs with essays by Liv Tyler, Eric C. Shiner and Ladyfag.

 

JOE OVELMAN explores sexuality and the subversion of social norms with a series of new sculptures in his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Coming Home. Works made of wood and mixed media resemble apparatuses used in past decades to provide anonymity during sexual encounters. Removing these forms from their original contexts and adjusting the relation of their features to human anatomy, Ovelman emphasizes the universality of these objects. 

 

GEOFFREY ALDRIDGE makes his solo debut with *gogo art projects in All That Glitters. In his videos Disco and Bath, Aldridge employs an emblem of gay culture, the disco ball. The light-reflecting sphere functions as a symbol of the divine and alludes to religious spectacle. Dominating and seemingly all-seeing, like an extension of the artist’s camera, the mirrored orb figures omnipotence while its multi-faceted surface queries the extent to which we each may reflect our creator.

 

JEREMY FLICK’s A Unified Theory of Everything is a *gogo art projects special installation featuring a large site-specific wall painting in the gallery’s courtyard. Flick’s imagery is both referential and optical, as it replicates all-over patterns found on the inside of tinted security envelopes, and also recalls the target motif in twentieth-century abstraction and Pop Art. 

 

PATRICK MCDONOUGH moves art out of the gallery and into the community with the *gogo art projects special installation Awning Studies: Florida Ave NE. Augmenting the exteriors of the four gallery spaces on our block with sculptures inspired by colorful domestic awnings, McDonough designates “free time space” while paying tribute to a popular architectural fixture.

 

There will be an opening night reception, Saturday, May 14th from 6 to 8pm.

Artists in attendance. 

 

 

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