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DCist “Arts Agenda: Cut Paper Edition” by Lynne Venart

Head to Hamiltonian this Saturday for the opening of an exhibit featuring new work by resident artists Allison Spence and Jim Leach. Expect the bizarre-ness of these artists' work to nicely compliment each other. Inspired by Japanese horror manga and a Utah forest colony, Spence's painting and video installations explore how destruction can rise into positivity; Leach's readymade assemblages are reminiscent of the absurdity of Dada, often with a political bent. 

DCist “Arts Agenda: Cut Paper Edition” by Lynne Venart
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"New Works at Hamiltonian Gallery" by Lynne Venart

U Street’s new Hamiltonian Gallery openedon October 11 to a bustling crowd of curious onlookers. Those who were there to see how the space had been transformed after its twenty years of vacancy were in for a treat right from the start, and greeted at the front door by Nao Matsumoto’s Whore, an oversized but functioning quarter-fed vibrator. The sculpture doesn’t much resemble your typical sex toy, but instead is a huge, anvil-shaped pink eraser perched atop a black metal box labeled “WHORE”, with a cutesy pink heart informing us it takes quarters only (it really does).

DCistNancy Daly2008