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Griffin Gallery Opens at the Corcoran

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The Corcoran halls have been bustling for weeks as students prepared for the Griffin Gallery opening. Once renovations wrapped up, workers put the finishing touches on the exhibit space. The gallery is run for students, by students. The space was conceived as a gallery within the Corcoran School that could show student work in a […]

On October 28th, over a hundred alumni braved the rain to hear an artist’s talk at the Corcoran School. The presentation was given by Sanjit Sethi, the new director of George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. The alumni event was Sethi’s first opportunity to connect with former students of the Corcoran […]

From an historic partnership to a vibrant influx of talent to the naming of a new director, it was a year of transformation for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GW. “It has been an exciting year of growth and change for GW and the Corcoran,” said Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson. […]

They discovered, they connected, they experienced. A round-up of 2015 commencement from the social web.

“What is passion?” The camera follows a camouflaged hunter as he walks through a sunlit forest, his steps crunching leaves underfoot. A slight breeze rustles golden foliage while an orchestra of chirping crickets fills the crisp early autumn air. A doe suddenly pops up from the underbrush and the hunter slows his steps. He gradually […]

“For 25 years, I created designs that would go on these huge boxes holding the smallest things. Excessive packaging for the purposes of marketing and sales was the rule. Now my art represents a breakdown of that packaging – almost in its simplest form.”

Positioning bleachers facing a blank wall, Eliot Hicks has envisioned viewers “witnessing the activity that had been stolen from them.” And though you can touch and sit on it, the work’s raison d’être remains ambiguous.

Office cubes are usually set in the midst of a huge office spaces where artificial light casts a drab dull hue, temperature settings are one of two extremes, and there is very little interaction with our colleagues–Pathare is positing an answer.

“The coonskin hat reminds me how playful my mom was – even under all the pressures of being a single mom, she still had the time to play dress up”

With the NEXT Thesis Exhibition opening, we dive in (and paint some walls inside) the immersive installations of Whitney Waller and SooHo Cho.