DC favorites of 2005
Favorite gallery show: Renee Stout at Hemphill. I wasn't familiar with Stout's work until I saw this show, and though some of the pieces seemed awkward, I was seduced. Especially loved her drawings. The mark of a good show to me is if I'm still thinking about it months after it closed, and so many shows I see (and even like at the time) quickly fade. Stout's work stays with me.
Favorite museum collection: well, not too hard to guess. The recent installation of the permanent collection at the Hirshhorn is thoughtful and gorgeous. Posted here about it back in October.
Favorite guerilla art: Yes, Borf. I love Borf, so sue me.
Favorite soon-to-be-ex DC gallery: Fusebox. I just saw it was closing on DC Art News. I loved the Kendall Buster installation. No matter who moves into the space, DC will be less for the loss of this gallery.
Favorite alternative art space: The Warehouse. I hope they continue their local focus in 2006.
Favorite image:Spirit by Joseph Barbaccia. Seen to the left. Thanks for sharing your work with me, Joseph.