Dynamic Field is an exhibition uniting a talented group of under-represented American artists for the launch of Civilian Art Projects - a new gallery based in Washington, DC. Promoting a program of exhibitions and events to increase recognition and support for its roster of artists, Civilian will operate as a roving, commercial gallery, without a physical home base. It will work in partnership with creative spaces nationally and worldwide to present work and promote artists. The website www.civilianartprojects.com is the centralized resource of information on the gallery.
The launch exhibition Dynamic Field will be held at the Warehouse Arts Complex in Washington, DC from December 2 through December 23, 2006. An opening reception for the artists will be held on December 2, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Public hours for this exhibition are Monday through Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm, and Sunday 12pm – 5pm.
The concept of a dynamic field is rooted in the idea of a city, or any landscape, as a stage in which its actors and citizens interact with each other and the built world. The stage consists of many layers of interaction including the physical –- i.e. what can be experienced through site, smell, touch, etc. –- as well as the psychological. Within the psychological space, each person is unique, but his/her content and manifestation are given and channeled by society and culture.
Through pondering the idea of our role in this dynamic field, artists in the exhibition explore the landscape and its influence on our thoughts, actions, and imagination. Through color photography and photojournalism, video, sculptural installations, narrative painting, and surprising architectural interventions, the constant of humankind is juxtaposed with the evolving dynamics of progress and living. This dynamic field then becomes a bustling departure point to consider current and alternate ways of existing in a complex physical landscape.
*Frank Hallam Day appears courtesy of Addison Ripley Fine Art.