Anne M Cropper

check it out – artists and exhibitions

Graham and Rose Rocking it out at the Greater Reston Arts Center!



A former classmate of mine from Shepherd University, Graham Boyle and his amazing friend Rose Jaffe are making their mark all around the D.C. area.

This work behind them also includes the hand of another form classmate Chris Ridler, the three of the artists are part of the DC 51 collective.

DC51  is an artist collective that grew out of the love for art, urban life, and the people. We bring paint to the streets, fine art to galleries, gear to the kids, beats to the crowd, and politics from the block. We’re always lookin’ for the lovers of local music and art, and love lookin’ out for the inspired musicians and artists that bring the creative energy that feeds DC.    Contact Cesar Maxit: 202-294-9202

Wonderful Talents
WOOLY FISSURE Eszter Burghardt

This morning I saw Eszter Burghardt’s images of volcano scenes made of steel wool. I love the delicacy of fibers and the depth of field used. Naturally I went to her website and found that Burghardt is another wonderful artist that I can get behind. Check out her work at today!

Upcoming show:
Farm to Fair Exhibit at The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va Sunday August 12th, 2012 3pm. Open to the public.

When I was realizing that breaking out of the frame was indeed the direction for my photographic work Annette Messager’s  My Trophies (1987) struck a cord within me. Messager was to become one of the influential artists that would help to inspire my personal aesthetic.Trendland has some nice images of that series and some other works here:

Today I did a quick presentation on Buff Diss. Diss is a nontraditional street artist who’s medium is tape rather than paint. Check out this link on Environmentalgraffiti, an off  beat news page.

Dalya Luttwak speaking about her work brought a smile to my lips for more reasons than just her pleasing accent. Her sculptural works “Roots in Black and White” and “Hidden” are those types of sculpture that I have an instant connection with. Perhaps because roots themselves are laden with meaning of family, growth and history themes which I am drawn to work with as well.  Luttwak’s ability to combine scientific and metaphor through the medium of steel reveals the true beauty of life.


2 thoughts on “check it out – artists and exhibitions

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  2. of the three you cite, Buff Diss gives me what I’ve begun to rely on visual artists to do–destabilize what’s in front of me, make me see what I knew was there all along, the “bigger picture,” the fullness implicit in the implicate order that our culture pulls away from seeing by its relentless focus on next, next, next. What is missing? who’s not at the table? are what I ask of any democratic process, any way of framing my experience that attempts to impose itself on my consciousness. Buff Diss points out a few elements that were missing but really there in truth without imposition of a frame and with instead pointing to a larger frame including many more elements undrawn.

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