Please join us at School 33 Art Center on September 6th, 2013 from 6-9pm for opening receptions in each of our three gallery spaces (plus a brand new exhibition space)! We hope to see you there for an amazing, art-filled night!

Main Gallery:
“Transfigurations” by Lania D’Agostino
Layered between memory, love, loss and hope, D’Agostino employs a wide range of media, including resin, plaster, oil paint, wood and fiberglass in her work. The work is often intuitive with a recurring theme of gender identity that is explored in multiple ways. D’Agostino’s multidisciplinary approach to art making yields work that is emotionally impactful and illuminating, and shines a lovely light on identity and gender in a way that reminds us that we are all human first.

Members’ Gallery:
“Subject to Terms and Conditions” by Nancy Daly
It is easy to just hope the companies we patronize are using our money and support for good. In this solo installation by Lotta Art 2013 Best in Show winner Nancy Daly, viewers are urged to investigate the unanticipated effects of blind participation by placing them in a situation wherein aesthetic choices made by individuals will determine where the artist’s money goes. Nancy Daly pledges to donate percentages of her yearly charity donation to over 50 charities and organizations based on data obtained from the piece.

Project Space:
“Suspended Perceptions” by Nathan Lewis and Lorelei McHale
This two-person installation by Corcoran College of Art and Design students, based on illusion and human perception, asks, “Does reality shape our perception or our perception shape reality?” This concept questions the very fabric that we all build our lives around. The collaboration between McHale (an Interior Design major) and Lewis (a Fine Arts major) has given birth to an installation that provokes the theory of perception through rhythm, lighting, texture, and geometric form.

*New* Exhibition Space:
“Co-Lab(oration): Nanotecture” by Jonathan Latiano and Jennifer Strunge
At first glance, the portfolios of Latiano and Strunge appear to exist on opposing sides of the sculptural spectrum. Although attracted to starkly different materials, upon closer examination, their underlying points of inspiration become evident. Converging forms, the structures of the natural world and abstracted human intuition are all conceptual launching pads for these two artists. “Nanotecture” addresses notions of coinciding biological/geological forms, architectural intervention, points of transition and what it means to come upon something.

Funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, School 33 Art Center’s “Co-Lab(oration)” is an on-going platform for diverse artists to work collaboratively in a process of creative exploration, resulting in the development of multiple new works.

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