Lauren Gentile is focused on making Washington D.C. a hub for emerging and contemporary art.
By Christina Hubmann
The Washington DC contemporary art scene has continued to evolve this year via the successful (e)merge art exhibit and Don Rubell’s project to open a contemporary art museum in DC. Now you can add Lauren Gentile’s opening of the Contemporary Wing to the mix.
As the former director of Irvine Contemporary, Gentile has produced exhibitions for Shepard Fairey, Teo González, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) and supported new talents like Gaia, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, and Sebastian Martorana. She continues to be motivated to bring Washington D.C.’s contemporary art scene to a national platform with the opening of Contemporary Wing, on November 1. Her first exhibit “Ivory Tower” will be a multi-work video installation run concurrent with ArtBasel Miami Beach on December 1-4. It will be co-curated by Ginger Shulick (Big Deal Arts). Artist Tiffany Carbonneau will project an original art work onto the exterior of the Marquis Miami. Gentile is also planning the exhibition “Next Generation” for February. It is designed to complement the Corcoran Gallery of Art‘s exhibition of “30 Americans” – a provocative exhibit about most important African American artists of the last three decades.
Get to know Lauren more with our exclusive interview HERE.
Contemporary Wing opens November 1st. It’s located at 1412 14th Street www.contemporarywing.com.