After Hours: Social Rituals
Works on Paper by Christina Girardi
Curated by Barbara Januszkiewicz
Art Studios and Micro Gallery corner of
Kansas St. & Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA
The Opening Speakeasy takes place as part installation/part bar mimicry to examine and mirror the social rituals portrayed in the works on paper.
Resident artists, John M. Adams, Matthew Grimes and Barbara Januszkiewicz studios will be open Oct 22 from 6 to 9. to support the opening event.
About the exhibit:
Christina Girardi explores the visual and social subjects of the bar through drawings done on site and photographs taken from nights out, happy hours, or amidst the gathering of friends at local bars. Girardi focuses on pockets of intimacy within these sensory-filled interactions, so coolly created through the social habits of today’s young urban population. Mimicking and recollecting setting, sounds, blocks of color, and interactions of the aesthetics, Girardi elevates and calls attention to the familiarity and perishability of memories created during these social rituals.
The show runs from October 22- December 3. The gallery is available for viewing 24/7, and is open by appointment. There will be a special closing happy hour on Nov 29, 6-8pm. All work is for sale.
Artist website: http://www.christinagirardi.com/
Gallery website: http://34zero9.wixsite.com/34zero9artstudios