“Don’t Feed The Art…”

artdc Gallery
5710 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Dates: June 5th to July 10th 2010

Reception: Friday June 18th 7:30 to 10pm

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Don’t feed the art, because it may bite!  Don’t feed the art (DFTA) explores the boundaries of movement in art.  Motion in sculpture is often perceived without existing.  DFTA jumps out with energy and electricity while it sings to you with noise and calamity.  DFTA encompasses a wide range of techniques that are powered by motors and the viewer, creating motion, which ranges from random physical movements to very defined circles.

Christian Benefiel joins an artdc exhibition for the first time.  He’s developed a unique series of wind powered inflatable kinetic sculptures.   While many of his works are directly attached to hose or pump, this sculpture is free standing removed from the blower.  His work occupys space in such a uniuqe way.  You must see it!

Zac Jackson’s disembodied faces moved by servos taunt you with faces reminiscent to fear, pain, and orgasm which grab your attention as the grind, rattle, and shutter.

Peter Gordon, who you may know for the microwave project, the G-40 exhibition, and artdc’s Big,  knocks us out again with installations that make us ask questions, and 2d work that he’s completed with mastery.

Grayson Heck has built an assembly of parts which crank, buz, flap, blink and jitter with an intensity reminiscent of a few too many caps of Adderall.  While his bug taunts you with a winged seizure like activity,  you can play his found metal based art organ.   He’ll give you a demonstration.  It’s mechanized performance art in action.

In a room overflowing with tweaker like energy, Sarah Martin’s paintings jump out and grab your attention with calming power.  With the combination of the size, content, abstraction and technique  she’s managed to create several gigantic 6 foot x 6 foot works of art which convey her abstracted portraits and figures.

Come experience this show.  Come with your checkbook or Visa.  Buy work from all of these artists while we still can.  Collect their work before we can no longer afford it!  We say this often, but we mean it more and more with each show as they grow with quality and energy.

Artist Links:
Zac Jackson

Christian Benefiel

Grayson Heck

Peter  Gordon

Sarah Martin

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