Archive | Visual Arts Viewpoint

Visual Arts Viewpoint takes a look inside the contemporary visual arts in the area. Talking to artists, curators, and gallerists, this is a forum not just to spotlight their creative work and energies, but also to discuss particular issues of importance to DMV artists, like expensive real estate for studio space, life/work balance, exhibition opportunities and fostering artistic communities.


An Interview with Virginia Warwick: Aka Olivia the Turtle

I ran into Virginia Warwick, aka Olivia the Turtle, at an arts event a few weeks ago. Virginia frequently assumes the identity of Olivia in an ongoing performance art piece, playing out the story of a lonely sea turtle caught between the human and the animal world and navigating it with puckishly dark humor. Virginia […]

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Joan Belmar

Visual Arts Viewpoint: Interview with Artist Joan Belmar

Before you make your way to a table at the new Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, allow yourself generous time to walk around the space and contemplate the worlds inside Joan Belmar’s paintings hanging on the walls. A palette of browns, whites and sepias in granular textures evoke earthy terrain, while velvety black circles suggest […]

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Visual Arts Viewpoint: An Interview with Artist Elsabé Dixon

Artisphere Artist in Residence Elsabé Dixon sits at a table before an array of black on white biomorphic forms lining the gallery walls like magnified micro-organisms. Upon closer inspection, webs of silk weave through some of the forms, and tiny cocoons are nestled in honeycomb compartments. Dixon’s artwork revolves around sericulture, the practice of raising […]

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