DC: Washington

Marion Post Wolcott “Natchitoches, Louisiana”, 2010, acrylic on canvas.

WHERE: Connersmith.

WHEN: Opens Saturday, September 8 and runs through- October 20, 2012.

TITLE: Lisa Ruyter: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

BRIEF ABOUT: Ruyter (www.lisaruyter.com) presents a new series of acrylic paintings that appropriate 1930-40s black and white photograph from the archive of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information in the Library of Congress. “These photographs are of Americans, and they represent those who go unnoticed, unrecognized and, um, unrepresented,” Ruyter explains. “They are us, or at least some idea that we have of ourselves, they belong to us because of the way that they came into our world, as photographs, not as people. It is a record of what was already being lost to Americans even as it was being constructed, an American dream of self-determination, independence and freedom.”

Russell Lee “Rupert, Idaho. Former CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camp now under FSA (Farm Security Administration) management. Japanese-Americans taking down their flag in the evening”, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 39 x 55 inches.

MORE DETAILS: Call 202.588.8750 or stop by 1358 Florida Avenue, NE in the Historic Atlas/H Street Area or www.connersmith.us.com.  

About: Formerly   Conner Contemporary Art and now CONNERSMITH, it was founded in 1999 by partners Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith, the gallery stands at the forefront of contemporary art in Washington, DC. The renaming signals an exciting stage of growth and innovation reinforced by our ongoing commitment to a strong curatorial programming of mid-career and emerging contemporary artists.

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