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Carolyn Becker at Tabula Rasa: Petite Chic

With an opening reception on November 7, 2013, Tabula Rasa presents the work of Carolyn Becker in conjunction with a performance art piece with Eames Armstrong. The exhibition will run through November 25, 2013. The unique space lends itself perfectly to a non-traditional gallery. Carolyn Becker, the fifth artist in the exhibition series, was chosen for her unique works that focus on color and exploration of fashion and female body image.

Becker works in multiple mediums including paintings, prints and drawings and uses the subject matter of self-portraiture, college, and women’s desinger fashion. She places a heavy emphasis on her love of designer fashion and vintage fashion and the way in which color and pattern play a role. Scale and body image are also critical to Becker’s work.

For the opening, Becker will join forces with DC’s performance art guru, Eames Armstrong. The pair will stage a performance art piece contending with frustrations about one’s body as it related to fashion and public commentary about personal physical characteristics. Becker says that she is  really excited to be working with Eames again on another performance piece; we have collaborated numerous times at events like Lumen8Anacostia and Soapbox at the Hillyer Art Space. I am especially excited about the piece we will perform at the opening because not only does it fuse our common interests in performance art, but also in fashion, and how facets of fashion can influence behaviors.”

For more information on Carolyn Becker, visit her website here. And for more information on the show, click here

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Elizabeth 

Marie Gauthiez at Tabula Rasa

Opening on October 17, 2013, Tabula Rasa presents the work of Marie Gauthiez . The exhibition will run through November 1, 2013.  Tabula Rasa brings local emerging artists in to their modern, flexible space in Eastern Market. Tabula Rasa is a new event space and meeting place located in the heart of 8th St SE. The unique space lends itself perfectly to a non-traditional gallery. Marie Gauthiez, the fourth artist in the showcase series, was chosen for her unique, abstract works that bring the space to life.

WHAT:            Marie Gauthiez at Tabula Rasa
WHEN:            October 14 – November 1, 2013
OPENING:      October 17, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
WHERE:          Tabula Rasa, 731 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Marie Gauthiez is a prolific emerging artist with the one goal of reaching people in her work. The work in this show will explore the conversation of those difficult moments in a relationship and the impact on the emotional and physical. The show will consist if two bodies of work. The first is an exploration of orchids, their life cycle and composition. The second is linked to the ancient myth of Leda and expressing the female body in various forms. 

Bringing the Art from DC to You, 

Elizabeth 

Tabula Rasa Presents "Fall Flight"

On Tuesday, September 24th at 6pm, Tabula Rasa, an event space and meeting place, at 731 8th street SE, will kick off the fall season with “Fall Flight”, featuring the vibrant works of Jeremy Flick, a flight of four choice wines from local wine consultant Bon Vivant and beats from a locally-based DJ.

WHAT:   Fall Flight

WHEN:   Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6-8pm       

WHERE:  Tabula Rasa, 731 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

PRICE:   $10 in advance through Eventbrite, $15 at the door.

 A highly coveted DC-area artist, Director of Connersmith Gallery and Fair Coordinator for (e)merge Art Fair, Jeremy is known for his complex works of geometric abstraction which take direct inspiration from computerized pixels. He uses this unique inspiration to produce intricate patterns and create visually complex paintings, drawings, and installations.

In concert with Jeremy’s works, Alison Marriott (@DistrictWino), founder of Bon Vivant Wine Consulting, will be creating a unique, handpicked flight of wines just for the event.  Bon Vivant offers custom tailored events to achieve your wine tasting and education needs and is headed by southern transplant and wine aficionado Alison Marriott.

Tabula Rasa’s mission is to be a full-service meeting and event venue that serves the needs and surpasses the expectations of our customers and community. By providing meeting space for organizations that are committed to the further development of our community, as well as retail incubator space for businesses that are interested in locating here, we are 100% committed to the growth and development of our Capitol Hill community

For more information on the show or to schedule an interview, contact media@artseedc.com. And for tickets visit the eventbrite page -

Eventbrite: https://fallflight.eventbrite.com/

For more information on Tabula Rasa, visit their website http://www.thetabularasa.com/about-us/

Bon Vivant: Bon Vivant DC offers custom tailored events to achieve your wine tasting and education needs.  Alison is certified by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. http://bonvivantdc.com/about/

Jeremy Flick: Jeremy, a DC-area artist is known for his complex works of geometric abstraction, which employ repetitive forms, intricate patterns, meticulous details, and purposeful deficiencies to create visually complex paintings, drawings, and installations. His conceptual works maintain a formal approach, characterized by the collection, transformation, manipulation, and fragmentation of found patterns. Flick received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati and his MFA from the University of Maryland (College Park, MD). In addition to being included in numerous private and academic collections, Jeremy has exhibited extensively with works recently shown at Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), (e)merge art fair (Washington, DC), Connersmith (Washington, DC), Runnels Art Gallery (Portales, NM), and Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum (Cincinnati, OH), among others. http://www.jeremyflick.com/ - 1

 

Leah Appel at Tabula Rasa

Opening on July 11, 2013, ArtSee will open the third artist showcase at Tabula Rasa on 8th St SE to feature the work of photographer Leah Appel. The exhibition will run through July 29th, 2013. ArtSee is partnering with Tabula Rasa to bring local emerging artists in to their modern, flexible space in Eastern Market. Tabula Rasa is a new event space and meeting place located in the heart of 8th St SE. The unique space lends itself perfectly to a non-traditional gallery. Leah Appel, the third artist in the showcase, was chosen because of her bright, thrilling and abstract take on photography. For more information click here