OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 13, 6 – 8 pm
ARTIST TALK: Thursday, August 16, 6 – 7 pm
E9: Design - Mass Fad Discharge marks the 9th season Transformer’s Exercises For Emerging Artists. Launched in March 2004 to support artists beyond the art school experience but still emerging in their artistic careers, this peer critique and mentorship program is intended as a “jump-start” for DC area artists seeking to connect with peer artists & mentors in an intensive critique process as they create a new work or new body of work.
Beginning in early March 2012 and spanning through the end of June, this year’s Exercises artists Shawn Moriarty, Christie Liberatore, and Noelle Weber, will meet bi-weekly with this year’s Exercises lead mentor/facilitator Maria Habib, Senior Director of Design at Corcoran Gallery of Art, College of Art + Design, and Transformer’s Exhibition Coordinator and Artist Natalie W. Cheung, as well as additional guest established artist and other arts professionals mentors, to receive insightful feedback on their creative processes & career development. Each year the Exercises focuses on artists working within a different medium such as painting, drawing, film, video, mixed media installation, conceptual work, sculpture, etc. The 9th season of Exercises will focus on artists working within graphic art & design. The program culminates with a group exhibition or series of mini solo exhibitions at Transformer by the participating artists, providing a public forum to share their resulting Exercises work with the community.