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January 9 Openings on the Gallery Walk

Structural Vision
Featuring Work by: Morgan Craig, Tim DeVoe, Sangbin Im, Courtney Jordan, and Tricia Keightley
Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW
Washington, DC
Opening Reception 6-8 p.m.

Carol Wagner Greenwood: Ghosts and Circumstance
Dame Darcy: Gasoline
Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Opening Reception 7-10 p.m.

Cory Oberndorfer: Flabor of the Month
Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street NW
Opening Reception 6-9 p.m.

Image: Claes Oldenburg, Three Way Plug (detail), offset lithograph with airbrush, 1965

Tools for Change: Selections from the Hechinger Collection
Hillyer Art Space Exhibition | January 9 – February 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, 2009, 6-9 PM

By now, the Hechinger Collection might be better known than the hardware store that inspired its existence. The diverse collection, started by John Hechinger in 1978, exceeds 375 works by 250 established and emerging artists mostly of the post-WWII era. The works were carefully chosen based on their varying tools motifs, all of which awaken our appreciation for the very tools that – as extensions of ourselves – allow us to construct and create or destroy and demolish.

Tools for Change: Selections from the Hechinger Collection, features 18 pieces from the Hechinger Collections that remove tools from their utilitarian, invisible state and in turn places them under the spotlight. The exhibition transforms the ordinary tool into an object of art to be admired, and above all, reminds us that our tools are a way of change: for better or worse.

Featured artists include: Yuri Avvakumov, Franz Bader, Barton Lidice Benes, Roy Carruthers, Jim Dine, William Eggleston, Henryk Fantazos, Howard Finster, Tom Hebert, Manuel Hughes, Rosenbloom Kaplan, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Leger, Michael Mazur, Claes Oldenburg, Dusan Otasevic and Rico Solinas.

Manifest Hope at Irvine Contemporary

Thursday, January 8, 6:30-8PM
Wine Reception with News and Announcements for 2009

Join us for a New Year celebration at the gallery on Thurs. Jan. 8 for inside news about Irvine Contemporary artists and events for the coming year.

At the reception, you will be able to meet Yosi Sergant of EMG, the producer of Manifest Hope:DC, who will provide details about the events, the inauguration party, and the philosophy behind Manifest Hope:DC.

Announcing
MANIFEST HOPE:DC
JANUARY 17-19

Irvine Contemporary has been invited to manage the Manifest Hope:DC art exhibition produced by EMG (Evolutionary Media Group) and Shepard Fairey’s OBEY group during the inauguration week. Manifest Hope:DC is also sponsored by MoveOn.org and the SEIU.

Manifest Hope:DC will celebrate the role that art and artists have played in the national grass-roots movement that carried Barack Obama to the presidency. Over 100 artists from across the nation and the DC region will participate. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Duke Ellington School In Washington, DC. (See the ManifestHope.com website for more information about events, artists, and art competition.)

A celebration for all regardless of partisan affiliation, Manifest Hope:DC will be a historic inaugural event to match this extraordinary moment in the history of our nation.

Location of Manifest Hope:DC: 3333 M St., NW, Washington, DC, in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, near the Key Bridge.

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