New Public Sites/OPTIONS ’09, Sep 17-Oct 31

Join me as we explore a thrilling urban during my New Public Sites – Walking Tours – DC at the thirteenth installment of the Washington Project for the Arts biennial exhibition, OPTIONS ’09, from September 17 – October 31, 2009 at 1358 Florida Avenue NE, second floor, Washington, DC 20002. Curated by Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, OPTIONS features thirteen emerging artists from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

New Public Sites
Walking Tours – DC
Graham Coreil-Allen
OPTIONS ’09
Washington Project for the Arts
September 17 – October 31
Conner Contemporary, second floor
1358-60 Florida Ave, NE
Washington DC 20002

Opening reception
Thursday, September 17, 2009 6-8pm, walking tour at 7pm

Artists & Curator Talk
Saturday, October 17, 2009 3-4:30pm

Project description

Between a suburban strip mall and its urban surroundings there lies a poetic amalgam of spaces both epic and discrete. Situated within the disparate zone where the Trinidad neighborhood and the Atlas District overlap, the New Public Sites walking tour will investigate some of the invisible sites and overlooked features within our everyday environment. On the surface we will engage pavement, piles, gates and poles. Through the terrain we will explore berms, screens, voids and vistas. The tour will last approximately thirty-five minutes and traverse a wandering path under one mile in length.

All tours meet at the New Public Sites Kiosk in the Conner Contemporary courtyard. Please arrive 15 minutes early, as tours will leave promptly as scheduled.

Tour schedule

September 17th – 7pm – during opening reception
September 26th – 2pm
October 17th – 2pm
October 24th – 2pm

I hope to see you there.

Yours truly,

Graham

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