11 Artists to See at DC’s Annual (e)merge Art Fair

WASHINGTON, DC — This weekend the works of emerging artists from throughout the Washington region and from the far reaches of the globe are on view at the (e)merge art fair. The Capitol Skyline Hotel has been transformed into a festival of creativity hosting gallery exhibits in hotel rooms on the second floor and performances, lectures and special events in lobby-level rooms. A selection of some of the artists whose work is on view follows.

The (e)merge art fair runs from Oct. 3-6, 2013.

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Aime Mpane: Works by the Congolese-born artist are on view at NOMAD Gallery of Brussels in Room 230.

Andrew Wodzianski: In a live performance throughout the weekend, the Washington, D.C.-based artist will be stationed in the lobby typing, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” over and over again on a manual typewriter in a work called “Self Portrait as Jack Torrance.”

Lindsay Pichaske: From left, “Hare” and “Horse,” both 2013 (human hair and muslin) at Flashpoint Gallery of Washington, D.C., in Room 213.

Joyce J. Scott: bead works on view at Goya Contemporary in Room 228.

Ali Miller: Detail of “Watch Yourself,” 2013 (oil on panel) at Cynthia Corbett Gallery of in Rooms 205 and 206.

US English, a collaboration between artists James and Brea McAnally of St. Louis: Installation view of “Strike Work,” (white marble, feathers, plexiglass) at Transformer of Washington, D.C., in Room 204.

Jeremy Dean: The artist undertakes meticulous deconstruction projects rife with symbolism. During the recent recession, he converted a Hummer SUV into a horse-drawn Hoover cart. Here he has unraveled an American flag made in China and using straight pins as guides restrung it thread-by-thread atop vintage images of Native Americans, at Aureus Contemporary of Basel, Switzerland, in Room 227.

Marley Dawson: “Potentials (six pack),” 2013 (turned and polished ash, maple, birch, plywood, brass) on view at the Washington Project for the Arts in Room 225.

Elissa Farrow-Salvos: “everything felt new again” (polymer clay, oil paint, found objects) at Alida Anderson Art Projects in Room 215 and 216.

Andy Burgess: Gouache on paper painting depicting mid-century architecture at Cynthia Corbett Gallery in Rooms 205 and 206.

Terry deBardelaben: “Untitled” mixed-media clay work at D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in Rooms 217 and 218.

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