30 Americans: Under the Influence

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6-9 p.m. Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art

Featuring 30 Americans artist John Bankston and presentations by Mazin Abdelhameid, Cedric Baker, Holly Bass, Tom Block, Wesley Clark, Michele Coburn, Lori Crawford, Gary Lockwood/ Freehand Profit, Carrie Nobles, Jamea Richmond-Edward, and Amber Robles-Gordon

Presented by the Corcoran Contemporaries and Washington Project for the Arts

Admission is FREE Pre-registration is encouraged

Join us for an evening celebrating local artists and the artists of 30 Americans! Under the Influence will feature eleven artists giving five-minute presentations about their work and the influence one of the artists in 30 Americans has had on their artistic practice. 30 Americans artist John Bankston selected the eleven artists from an open call and will begin the evening with a short presentation about his own work and influences.

Under the Influence highlights the influence of the artists of 30 Americans on the work of up-and-coming artists and invites the audience to engage with artists and their work in an exciting, innovative way. The presentations will be followed by a reception and viewing of 30 Americans.

above images, clockwise from left: Jamea Richmond-Edwards, I am Here (detail), 2009, Ink, acrylic, graphite and collaged paper on canvas; Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (detail), 2009, Acrylic on PVC; Holly Bass, African Futures: DC, 2010, Photo documentation of live performance, photo by Rosina Photography; Kara Walker, Slavery! Slavery! Presenting a GRAND and LIFELIKE Panoramic... (detail), 1997, Cut paper and adhesive on wall

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