Friday, May 16, 2008

Stimulating Consumption Open House Tomorrow!

Tomorrow there will be an open house at the heineman Myers gallery. I will be there from 3:30-6. Try to stop by!!

Here is the info from Zoe:
May 17 is the last chance to see a humorous group show: “Stimulating Consumption: Five to Buy Now.”
At Heineman Myers contemporary art-4728 Hampden Lane-Bethesda, Maryland 20814

You are invited to drop by on Saturday for an Open House from 1-6pm. Bring your dog with you: Woodmont and Elm Streets will be blocked off between Hampden and Bethesda Avenues for the annual “Strut Your Mutt” Festival, a benefit for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. Festivities begin at 10am, and the Parade of Dogs is at 10:45am. Houdini will be there! (

Alison Hiltner
Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette
Jane Richlovsky
Jonathan Stein
Barbara Strasen

Recent work by five emerging artists gaining in recognition from across the country who are inspired by Americans’ obsession with consumption. These works are priced to make it easy for anyone to stimulate the economy with a tax rebate, ranging from $50. to $2,500. Warning: this artwork is pleasing to the eye and might make you smile.

Barbara Strasen is “interested in making artifacts from our daily lives.” Her lenticular photography panels bring to mind the beautiful tiny toys from Crackerjack boxes with images that changed as you moved them.

Jonathan Stein feels we consume public figures and celebrities much as if they were brands. What flavor would your cake be? Stein’s cakes, and candy-coated portraits of the Bush “Presidency in Pieces” will delight your sense of humor, if not your appetite for more. Vote here for your favorite cake and become eligible for drawing a gift certificate.

Jane Richovsky presents a series of five demure works with a theme of children’s birthday parties (5” x 6”) on found textiles such as calico and pin stripe prints.

Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette has oodles of colorful three dimensional wall hangings and baskets that are easy on the eyes and the checkbook. Morisette makes sculpture out of discarded collections of small, usually commercial items found on E-Bay or at second-hand shops. Morisette’s work is featured in the April issue of “American Craft” magazine.

Alison Hiltner created the antidote to our super serious political side and packaged them out of refurbished medical devices, giving you imaginary super powers you imagined as a child, or maybe even now!

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