Known as a hybrid digital and in-person exhibition, Actions, Moments options a mixture of video works and nonetheless imagery by 20 artists, half of them from D.C. and the larger Baltimore-Washington space, presently on show at Alexandria’s Torpedo Manufacturing unit Arts Heart. Themes of repetition, ritual, and resilience predominate within the works, in ways in which converse to our present period in a number of methods.
“The tales behind these artworks span time enormously from the primordial to the now and the quickly,” writes the exhibition juror, queer interdisciplinary artist Eames Armstrong. “On this shifting area of sunshine and shadow, there may be pathos, there may be rage, there may be bliss. And highly effective, unwieldy forces are harnessed, tethered to the second.”
Highlights embody Jilian Abir MacMaster’s Beatifica 2, a scanned and smeared self-portrait of the Frederick-based artist, whose distorted visage displays her historical past with “the predatory conduct of Catholicism,” and the glass sculpture Eruption by Bethesda’s Janet Wittenberg, that includes layers of glass contorted by warmth to characterize our personal steady transformation because of pure and human-made occasions.
Additionally notable are a four-minute video work entitled Mayfair Witch by Baltimore’s Alexander D’Agostino, a jockstrapped, fabric-twirling artist who goals to solid an exterminating “video spell” utilizing witchcraft, and Matthew Borgen’s Horizons, a five-panel cartoon from the Philadelphia-based artist by which we see just one picture, of a bobbing head above water looking into the gap, repeated 4 occasions.
On show by March 7 on-line and in Studio 2 of the Torpedo Manufacturing unit Artwork Heart at 105 North Union St. in Alexandria. Name 703-838-4565 or go to www.torpedofactory.org/target. For the digital exhibition tour, go to www.youtube.com/user/TorpedoFactory.
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