Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: ART: Closing for "Dystopia" featuring local artists Matt Sesow & Dana Ellyn at The Dunes TUES, Jan 31st from 7:30pm - 11:30pm, Free

Closing Party for "Dystopia" featuring works by two of my favorite local artists, Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn at The Dunes
Tuesday, January 31st
7:00pm - 11:00pm

At the closing party you can also enjoy the second week of Tails and Tunes in the theme of Future Shock. The event will feature Sesow projections, Drinks by Jon Harris & Frankie Jones and Rock & soul focused on dystopian themes. , along with a Dystopian book swap. 

"Dystopia" is a two-person exhibition featuring recent paintings by DC artist couple Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow. For "Dystopia" Ellyn and Sesow selected and created new works inspired by classic Dystopian novels, movies, and themes. Additionally, the couple has pulled from news and commentary sources such as Democracy Now, Russia Television, Al Jazeera, Alex Jones, and CSPAN.

Some of the paintings are a re-imagining of a degraded and totalitarian future, while others offer a social commentary on current events. According to Ellyn and Sesow, the Dystopian future conjured within so much of classic literature turned out to be an accurate prediction of current events, politics, and perceived individual freedoms.

The Dunes
1402 Meridian Pl
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk a few blocks north on 14th St and turn left on Merdian Pl, right above the Getaway

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