August 2017 – Dynamic Duos: Power and Form
August 2 – 27, 2017
Opening reception: Sat., August 5, 5 – 8 pm
Artists’ talk: Sun., August 20, 5:30 – 7pm
Juror Jack Rasmussen will speak at the opening and moderate the artists’ talk.
Sat., August 5 and Sun., August 6
Foundry Gallery will participate in Mid-City Dog Days on August 5 and 6. Stop by for our special offer of 10% discount on all work in bins. More about this event at dogdaysdc.com.
Guest artists Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia populate their images with iconic superheroes, princesses, damsels in distress and empowered queens, all portrayed in contemporary and re-imagined ways. Their collective vision explores new narratives about struggle, power, and heroism. Who has been the hero in traditional stories, comic books and fairy tales? And how do changing roles affect these stories?
Says Fierce Sonia, “I often work on many pieces at once, obsessively re-telling the story much like a folk tale is folded over the mouth many times. The images remain decidedly feminine. I am most interested in universal and unifying narratives found in fairy tales, mythology, advertisement, and religion.”
Ric Garcia sees his appropriation of images as a meditation on identity. “I infuse my art with references to various mythos, focusing on hero worship, literary works, Latino and gender cultures, creating images about Americana filtered by my bi-cultural experience,” Garcia says.
Jack Rasmussen is Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.