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This Saturday - Late Fall Artists Reception at AU's Museum at the Katzen!

Always one of the nicest arts events in town, a Katzen opening has become one of the signature evenings of the ArtHouse. We will gather first in the reception foyer there at 6, enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine or beer and talk among each other. At around 7, we'll head into the 3-floor museum. Exhibitions include: "(Czeck photographer) Ivan Pinkava: Remains[masked]", "Inside the Underworld: Beetle Magic - an Installation by Joan Danziger", "(Pop surrealist) DAVID HUMPHREY: Pets, a President and the Others", "Matthew Kenyon: Flash Crash", and "The Color of Time" - a 9-minute video. (More details are below.) Everything there is free. Pinkava will be interviewed at 5 pm at the Museum - these are always excellent.

At about 8:15, we can head to dinner. We usually go to Cafe Ole at 4000 Wisconsin Ave. It's just a few blocks away and parking is easy. If you take Metro to the Katzen, you can get a ride to dinner and then the Tenleytown Metro is just a few blocks away. If you are arriving at Tenleytown Metro, I believe there is an AU shuttle bus that goes to the Katzen - otherwise it is a bit of a walk. Parking is free at Katzen in an underground parking garage at the Museum.

Here are the opening exhibits:

Ivan Pinkava: Remains[masked]

Considered a leading contemporary Czech photographer, Ivan Pinkava has created his own visual language. In his work, Pinkava aims to enter familiar iconographical situations of Western culture in order to – some slightly, some radically – alter, rearrange, rename, empty, cloak or show them in a different light. Behind historical scenes, he finds something relevant and common to both today and the future – human insecurity streaming from one’s own physical impermanence.

Inside the Underworld: Beetle Magic
Installation by Joan Danziger

The sculpture of Washington, D.C. artist Joan Danziger combines interplay of animal strength and beauty of nature with the human spirit. They are reaching into the heart of nature to evoke mysterious and secret worlds, which draws upon her fascination with dream imagery and metamorphosis. The use of animal imagery as metaphorical or psychological subject gives the sculptures a life of their own and creates a magical world.

DAVID HUMPHREY: Pets, a President and the Others

Occasionally called a Pop Surrealist, Humphrey’s work hybridizes a variety of depiction schemes and idioms to make works charged with psycho-social content and narrative potential. This exhibition is a selection of work from over the past ten years.The images in this exhibition range from seemingly innocuous domestic scenes to a series based on the paintings of Dwight Eisenhower. Humphrey works in a comic mode with a strong psychological charge. Solitude, friendship, coupling, and interspecies companionship are recurring themes that emerge from the work’s cheery and graphic boldness. Genetic material from modernist abstraction, surrealism and pop art can be traced in Humphrey’s work but these works have thrived in the turbulent hyper-pluralist waters of contemporary art. Puppies, kitties, snowmen and women, Ike and a parade of other characters seek to amuse and perplex our sense of what it is to be a person.

Matthew Kenyon: Flash Crash

In 1999, Kenyon co-founded SWAMP (Studies of Work Atmosphere and Mass Production) is with artist Douglas Easterly. Their work focuses on critical themes addressing the effects of global corporate operations, mass media and communication, military-industrial complexes, and general meditations on the liminal area between life and artificial life. SWAMP has been making work in this vein since 1999 using a wide range of media, including custom software, electronics, mechanical devices, and often times working with living organisms.

The Color of Time

This installation is a collaboration between painter/sculptor Carol Brown Goldberg and filmmaker Anthony Szulc. This 9-minute video uses using painting, film, sculpture, music, home movies, and poetry to show how we invent or erase the past, and how art changes the shape of memories. Time, in a certain sense, is revealed to be transparent.

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  • Lisa

    I arrived around 8:00 and missed everyone. You must have left for the restaurant by then. The paintings of Jules Olitsky (on the top floor) were amazing. They made me want to paint with acrylics again. Maybe I will experiment with abstraction!

    November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great. Lot of people attended.

    November 4, 2012

  • Amy

    Hey Abby, I can give you a ride. Remember me? We met last weekend.

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey. Cool. See you there.

      November 3, 2012

  • Ronn

    I could too. :-) Always no problem for rides to and fro for this event.

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to come to both the exhibition and the dinner if someone can give me a ride to the dinner and then back to the metro

    November 3, 2012

  • Lisa

    Hmm. I won't be able to get to the Katzen before 7:40. I'll look for you in the gallery. Ronn, I'd like to leave the two remaining RSVP spots open for people who can make a firmer commitment. Could you count me in as a "maybe" for the exhibition and a "No" for dinner?

    November 2, 2012

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