Monday, June 30, 2008

Sorry for the Blackout!

Urbancode wants to express its deepest regrets that we haven't been on the ball lately. An hellaceous semester in school and some major computer problems have sidelined us for a while, but A new issue of the magazine will be out soon, also some changes going forward will be announced, and regular posts to the blog will begin again shortly. Please stay tuned. We haven't given up on you, our loyal reader or our mission to bring you the most interesting interviews with the most interesting folks in the art scene. Thanks for your patience.
Enjoy your day!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Jason Horowitz at Curator's Office

Corpus: Works by Jason Horowitz
at Curator's Office

April 12 - June 21, 2008
A gallery reception for the exhibition will be held on
Saturday, May 17 from 6 - 8 pm.

Jason Horowitz's provocative large-scale photographs have stopped people in their tracks in DC, Miami, New York, and Portland. Working at the intersection of landscape and anonymous portraiture, Horowitz finds new ground to explore about the human body, not an easy task in our image-saturated society. Horowitz plays with the tension between attraction and repulsion. By exploding scale, he reveals not only the fascinating visual terrain of the body but also challenges our own hidden or unspoken biases about beauty, ugliness, body image, race, sexuality, aging, and the thresholds of exhibitionism.

Corpus is an on-going exploration of people and the human form. The photographs are 42" x 63" archival pigment prints that reveal a hyper-realistic amount of detail about the subject. The images explore the relationship between photographic representation and painterly abstraction and the formal elements in tension with the emotional content of the subject matter. Shot with the same "glamour" lighting set-up used for fashion images, these photographs subvert that process to look at what is real rather than ideal. Larger than life, these images become a vehicle for looking deeply at one's self and others.

This is the debut solo exhibition of Jason Horowitz's work at Curator's Office. Horowitz has exhibited his work at Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC; Peer Gallery, New York, NY; Blue Sky Art Center, Portland, OR; Scope Hamptons, East Hampton, NY; Aqua Art Miami Fair, Miami Beach, FL; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; PASS Gallery, Washington, DC; Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany; McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA; the Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA; Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Georgetown University Art Gallery, Washington, DC; School 33, Baltimore, MD; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; and the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA. His work is in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He is a recent winner of the 2007 Aaron Siskind Award in Photography.

DALEK at Irvine Contemporary

James Marshall (Dalek), Untitled 2008.3, 2008. Acrylic on panel. 30 X 30 in

James Marshall (Dalek): Overweight
May 17 to June 21

Opening Reception for the Artist
Saturday May 17, 6:00-8:00

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005

Performing Arts "Meetup" This Monday

Monday Performing Arts Meetup
at the Indian Head Black Box Theatre

The Indian Head Center for the Arts is an Arts Incubator
for professional Performing Arts companies.

We meet weekly and welcome anyone who is interested in Performing Arts in the entire region. Performers, patrons, volunteers, anyone at all. Each week features a different performer.

Every week a new performer and it's free!
This week our feature performance is:
Irish Music from County Clare,
by John O'Loughlin

Meet new friends and see old friends who love Performing Arts!

  • 7pm - meet and greet and eat
  • 7:30pm entertainment
  • 8pm introductions and news- open forum for your expression
  • 9pm adjourn

This event is free, but you must RSVP on
or call 301-743-3040 ext 5

Contact: Peggy Palmer
301-743-3040 ext 5
Tell them you saw it on urbancode's blog site!

Rorschach Myth Appropriation II: Creation Stories


"Last time they held this event in the Fall of 2007 they sold out two performances, so they've added an additional performance and have increased the size of the venue! BE THERE!!!

Six timeless tales.
Six new plays.
All created in just six days.

Performing for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Saturday May 24, 2007 at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm (3 shows)
at the WAREHOUSE THEATER (1017 7th Street NW 20001)

It all begins when 6 playwrights chose at random 6 stories and then have 24 hours to adapt them. The directors, designers and casts then spend the rest of the week developing the plays, culminating in an exciting one-night event. Last September the stories were drawn from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, this time around the stories will be adaptations of six Creation Myths from around the world.

Randy Baker, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Anne M. McCaw, Shawn Northrip, Malcolm Pellis, Chris Stezin

Cecilia Cackley, Steve Carpenter, Akiva Fox, Chris Gallu, Patrick Torres, Catherine Tripp
DESIGNED BY Hannah J Crowell, David C Ghatan, Veronica Lancaster, Lynly Saunders

Bill Aitken, Vanessa Brandchulis, Tony Bullock, Veronica Del Cerro, Elizabeth Darby, Dan Eichner, Heather Gaither, Julie Garner, Kelsey Grouge, Heather Haney, Niki Jacobsen, Megan Reichelt, Jon Reynolds, Betsy Rosen, Eva Salvetti, Jay Saunders, Colin Smith, Mundy Spears, Josh Sticklin, Reece Thornbery, John Tweel, Andy Wassenich, Wendy Wilmer, Abby Wood, Edwin Xavier

Randy Baker and Jenny McConnell Frederick
MYTH-APPROPRIATION is a part of MAGIC IN ROUGH SPACES, Rorschach Theatre’s play development program.