Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to announce ACADEMY 2006, the sixth year of our annual invitational survey dedicated to outstanding work by recent fine art graduates in Washington / Baltimore area college art programs.
The following artists were invited to exhibit:
Emily Andrews: The Corcoran College of Art + Design - drawing
Arica Bahr: Catholic University - photography
Ben Chiaramonte: American University - drawing
Jui Desai: Maryland Institute College of Art - painting
Ben Duke: Maryland Institute College of Art - painting
Andy Eklund: Maryland Institute College of Art - sculpture
Perry W. Johnson: University of Maryland - sculpture
Ryan Carr Johnson: The Corcoran College of Art + Design - painting
Nick Korn: Georgetown University - photography
Marissa Long: The Corcoran College of Art + Design - photography
Zenobia Morrow: Howard University - painting
Barry Allan Scott: University of Maryland - sculpture
Jacquelyn Singer: Maryland Institute College of Art - painting
Brian Twilley: George Washington University - video
Cory Wagner: Maryland Institute College of Art - sculpture
The curators for this year’s exhibition are gallery Director Leigh Conner and Assistant Director Karyn Miller. As in previous years, the curators kept pace with a rigorous January to June BFA /MFA exhibition schedule, attending each exhibition and following up with studio visits. After viewing the works in person and talking to the artists about their ideas, the curators brought together a profile of area art programs in order to present a vital survey of the concepts and aesthetics prevalent the Washington/Baltimore region schools.
The exhibition opens Friday, August 4th with a reception for the artists from 6 - 8 pm.
There will be a curator/artist Q+A podcast available for download the second week of August @ www.itunes.com.