Weekend Round-Up: April 19, 2013

Friday, April 19: Opening: Anna Tsouharakis’s EDGES OF THE EPHEMERAL at Flashpoint Gallery 916 G St. NW // 6:00- 8:00 PM Anna Tsouharakis explores the narrative connections that Native Americans have to the diverse facets of identity as it relates to their residence of Washington. After “collecting data” from the local Native community, Tsouhlarakis merges her findings in a full gallery installation that exemplifies a unique look at Native identity by combining a quasi-scientific survey with the real and historic role of oral traditions.

Saturday, April 20:

Curator Talk: Matthew Smith at Heiner Contemporary 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW // 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM To mark the close of Concrete Abstract, that curator Matthew Smith will discuss the themes behind the show, his decisions to include the works in the exhibition, and common threads that bring the show together The works in Concrete Abstract cultivate a non-representational visual language that emerges from familiar ready-made objects, whether these objects are found or alluded to compositionally.

Opening: Sean Smith and Dafna Steinberg in Million Dollar Cupcake and Eat What I Feel at Doris Mae 1716 14th St. NW // 6:00- 8:00 PM Sean Smith’s new solo exhibition will be accompanied by an eating performance by Dafna Steinberg.

Opening: Smoke & Mirrors: James Busby’s Solo Exhibition 1326 H St. NE, 2nd Floor James Busby’s new solo exhibition explores geometric patterns and selected colors within monochrome schemes to create complex and interesting optical illusions

Opening: James Turrell Perspectives at Academy Art Museum 108 South Street, Easton, MD Take a road trip to Easton, MD for the opening of James Turrell Perspectives, a new exhibition of the internationally-acclaimed light and space artist James Turrell, that features a new installation entitled St. Elmo’s Light, as well as many other works never before on public view, including a room of holograms, a site-specific light installation, a selection of photographs and plans and a set of bronze and plaster models related to the Roden Crater project in Arizona.