Nikki Painter’s solo exhibition Site/Schema consists of drawings and two installations specifically for the site, Civilian Art Projects in Washington D.C. The exhibit opens Saturday, September 17, 2011 (7-9 pm opening) This is Painter’s second solo exhibit and her work consists of patterns and bright colors. Her work is dominated by an exploration of the interaction and coexistence of order with chaos.
One of her installations, The Entrance, takes place in Civilian’s new foyer.
Hard Art DC
Hard Art DC 1979 is not just an exhibit at Civilian Art Projects that opens, Friday November 4 (again, 7 to 9 p.m.) and closing December 31st. It is an upcoming book of photos by Lucian Perkins, written by Alex MacKaye. There is even some sort of “contribution” by Henry Rollins. The exhibit itself is edited/curated by Lely Constantinople and Jayne McLellan (director of Civilian)
Rollin’s involvement might clue you into this having something to do with punk rock. And this being about DC you know it will include Bad Brains, Trench Mouth, etc. Man, that will be an interesting reception if HR shows up. The photos are of shows over a five year period by Perkins, who was then a 26 year old intern. MacKaye was a teenager and in attendance at many of the shows.