Closer & Closer: Jason Horowitz, Works Thru Time, 1980-2014
Curator's Office in Residency at Studio 1469
1469 Harvard Street REAR NW, accessed from the alley on 15th Street, between Columbia and Harvard Streets
Washington, DC 20009
March 21 - April 19, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, March 21, 2014: 6-8pm
Gallery Talk & Meat Performance by Bradley Chriss: Sunday April 6: 6pm
Kitchen Sink Panel Discussion: Photography Thru Time, New Digital Technologies, The Social Studio Practice, Fearless Art Collecting, The Aesthetics Of Porn, Fashion, Medicine, Food and Pop with Jeffry Cudlin, critic, curator, and artist - Jason Horowitz, artist - Jackie & Philippe Loustaunau, art collectors - Andrea Pollan, moderator, gallerist and curator - Thursday, April 10, 7pm
Closing party: Saturday, April 19, 6 - 8pm
Curator's Office's is pleased to present its first exhibition in residency at Studio 1469. Closer & Closer: Jason Horowitz: Works Thru Time 1980 - 2014 is a mini-retrospective that features bodies of work that are less well-known to today's contemporary art audiences in this award-winning artist's career.
The exhibition presents early black and white photographs from the 1980s that reveal the roots of this artist's concerns with texture, landscape, figure, and emotion. Works from the 90s include color prints of submerged and deconstructed flowers and food that explore the paradigms of attraction and repulsion and the dialog between painting and photography. Finally, more social, conceptual, and pop elements enter the artist's vocabulary in works from 2000 to the present. Expanded scale and size, fashion and clinical aesthetics, social contracts with volunteer subjects, graphic imagery plus unique technical processes place this artist at the forefront of digital photography.
Please note, some images are not suitable for minors.
Jason Horowitz has a BFA from George Washington University and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA; Peer Gallery, New York, NY; Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC; Richmond International Airport as a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow; The Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Washington, DC; Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC; Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC; Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA; among others.
Horowitz is the recipient of the prestigious Aaron Siskind Foundation Award; The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship; The Franz & Virginia Bader Fund Grant; Arlington County, VA Individual Artist Grant. His work is in the public collections of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Capitol One Bank, Richmond, VA; The Dimock Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC; Banana Republic Corporation, Honolulu, HI; The Sheraton, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA; and Furioso Development Corporation, Washington, DC.
Studio 1469 (www.studio1469.com) is a newly constructed studio/gallery space located at 1469 Harvard Street REAR, designed and created with multi-disciplinary uses in mind. The space is both a blank slate and a ready to use opportunity for rehearsal, instruction and creation. Gallery style lighting along with abundant natural light, combined with reinforced soundproof walls enables both choir or painter, ensemble or photographer to make things happen within this secluded yet wonderfully situated building. Over a century old, originally built as stables and storage for the neighborhood grocer, Studio 1469 emerges again to serve the community, now via artists, performers & musicians within The District and beyond.
Studio 1469 is located just northeast of the intersection of 15th and Harvard Street NW, adjacent to the nexus of Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights, conveniently 2.5 blocks from the Green & Yellow line Columbia Heights Metro. As you walk north on 15th Street, turn right into the alley between Harvard and Columbia Roads NW and walk towards the rear of the alley. A map can be found here.
Gallery Hours for the Exhibition: Thursday - Saturday, 12 - 6 pm & by appointment.