Hamiltonian Gallery and Honfleur Gallery are pleased to announce a panel discussion bringing together three visual artists, Michael Iacovone, Khanh H. Le, and Kathryn Zazenki. All three artists create work where community involvement is integral and essential to their practice. The panelists will speak about their experiences in engaging communities, the parameters they establish to do so, and why this level of public involvement is important.
Please join us for the panel discussion on Wednesday, April 27th, 7:00pm, at Hamiltonian Gallery.
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Please contact Hamiltonian Gallery Director, Jacqueline Ionita, for further information, images or press inquiries: email@example.com or 202.332.1116
Michael Dax Iacovone is a Washington DC based artist, who’s most recent work explores public urban spaces through mapping, photography and video, and invites the viewers to consider his processes and then participate in the work itself. Iacovone, Hamiltonian Alumnus, has shown his work in commercial galleries and non-profit spaces in DC as well as New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Miami, New Orleans and London. For the last eight years he has moved away from traditional photography and into a multi-media approach of experimental photography, map-making, and video installation, while studying New Media and receiving a second MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009.
Khanh H. Le is an artist who lives and works in DC, and is a 2011 DCCAH Visual Art Fellow, artist-in-residence at the ARCH and Honfleur Gallery in DC and a full time artist/ teacher at the Children’s Studio School. Using photography as a basis for his work, Le is currently exploring the complex issue of his identity within the Anacostia community. Khanh H. Le believes that photographs are evidence, but their interpretation is what makes them important.
Kathyrn Zazenski graduated from Kutztown University in 2004 with a BFA in Sculpture and a Minor in Art History, from there, ran off to China. Zazenski has spent time traveling through Europe and Asia, and has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center and the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China. Zazenski currently is in residence at the Honfleur Gallery in Washington, DC and soon to be at Arteles Creative Center in Haukijarvi, Finland. Kathryn Zazenski is inspired by traveling and is inspired by people, and makes her work in response to these moments and experiences.
HAMILTONIAN GALLERY is a new dynamic space in the heart of the growing Washington DC contemporary art district. The gallery focuses on innovative works by emerging and mid-career artists. In conjunction with Hamiltonian Artists, the gallery will promote new artists, aiding in their further development. Through our dynamic exhibitions and gallery programs, we seek to broaden the cultural dialogue within our modern community.
The ARCH Artist in Residency Program is an opportunity for artist to pursue thoroughly their creative project amid DC’s vibrant and diverse urban environment. Three residencies (for up to 3 artists each session) are offered per year; spring, summer and fall, for approximately 8 weeks each. Each artist works with the creative staff at the Honfleur Gallery and the Gallery at Vivid Solutions to determine the parameters of the residency and dependent on the needs of the artist. These parameters will focus primarily on the details of the artists’ project, but are also about how to best connect to the local community, foster dynamic interaction and develop exposure to the resources of the greater DC cultural community. The program offers free housing and free shared workspace to participating artists.