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john ros


curated by Stephanie J. Williams

January 18 – February 17

OPENING RECEPTION: January 18, 7-9pm

WASHINGTON, DC – the DC Arts Center is pleased to announce the exhibition, __lineation__, a site specific installation by John Ros.

John Ros reacts to the thirty-year history of DCAC’s main gallery by creating a subtle, site-specific installation that uses line-work to help visitors become more aware of their surroundings. Ros' work invokes the history of our spaces by exposing the 1989 architectural layout of the two apartments that existed prior to the construction of the DC Arts Center and created a series of typed underscore prints. These prints, executed on a typewriter, abstracts line into conversations about designations of space, borders and their implications.

Ros’ aesthetic, both clean and deliberate, exposes a need to make visible through form and line that which is easily overlooked, a philosophy that extends towards the margins of the American politic. __lineation__ is an intervention that in its simplicity and directness encourages contemplation.

John Ros currently lives and works in New York City and Harrisonburg, VA. He received an MFA from Brooklyn College, CUNY and a BFA from the SUNY Binghamton. Ros is an Assistant Professor of Art at James Madison University’s School of Art, Design, and Art History, where he also serves as the Director and Chief Curator of the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Ros is also the Founder and Director of studioELL.

Stephanie WIlliams lives in Washington DC. She received an MFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, and a BFA from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Williams is currently an Animation Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

The DCAC gallery is an alternative art space founded in 1989 to support the work of local and emerging artists. We have expanded our scope to include regional, national and internationals artists. DCAC is committed to providing a forum for artistic expression, communication and exchange.

DC Arts Center





Wed, Thurs, Sun: 2-7pm

Fri-Sat: 2-10pm


Mirror Mirrored: Contemporary Art and Fairy Tales

curated by Corwin Levi

January 18 — February 24, 2019

Corwin Levi and Michelle Aldredge's book Mirror Mirrored provides the framework for his mixed-media exhibit featuring local, national and international artists reimagining Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

As writer Neil Gaiman reminds us, "Fairy Tales are more than true--not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten."

Today, the most dangerous monsters reside not in haunted castles or forests, but right here in the real world. These tales are metaphorical swords and shields for our everyday struggles, and remind us that whether we are poor, unloved, sick, invisible, weak, depressed, oppressed, trapped, discriminated against, or simply mismatched with our world, we can conquer our demons and find a home that is right for us.

Featured artists: Christina Coleman, Amy Cutler, Sarah Fagan, Terra Goolsby, Annalise Gratovich & Polly Morwood, Katy Horan, Julia Jacquette, Tsz Kam & Nat Bradford, Joseph Keckler, John Kelly, Sara Madandar, Anna Von Mertens, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Brittany De Nigris, Emily O’Leary, David Packer, Rachel Perry, Agustin Lucho Pozo, Denise Prince, Debra Smith, Kiki Smith, Ashley Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Stephanie Williams

Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7 PM

Curator Talk: Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7 PM

Austin Central Library Gallery 710 W. César Chávez St. | 512-974-7400

__________________________________ Video Transmission @Quad Gallery, Riverside City College curated by C. Matthew Luther SHOW DATES: January 3-31, 2019

Featuring work by Nirmal Raja, Dana Neilson, Renja Leino, Lois Bielefeld, Sara Estrella Martinez, Soyoung Shin, Stephanie J. Williams, Will Kim, and Jules Buck Jones

Opening Reception: January 4, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Monday- Thursday, 11am-3pm

Riverside City College Art Gallery Quad 140

4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506



-“Too Obviously from an Animal”, visiting artist for the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, The Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, University Park, PA

-Lecture and Screening for "Food and Place", Emerging Creatives Panel at the 2019 Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Emerging Creatives Student Summit, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

-Group Show @Sala Uno, Rome, ITA through a IA&A @Hillyer, March 2019

-Solo Show @Greater Reston Art Center, April 2019

-Group Show @School 33 Biennial, April 2019

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