Transformer's 2012 Collector's View Series
VIEW 1: CHERYL NUMARK – Forest Hills
Thursday, April 26; 6-8pm
Art adviser and former gallerist Cheryl Numark welcomes Collector's View guests into her early 70s modernist home, located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of DC. Her collection of contemporary artists, many of whom she exhibited at Numark Gallery and many others she's followed over the years, includes Michal Rovner, Guillermo Kuitca, Kiki Smith, Nikki Lee, Robin Rose, Dan Steinhilber, Mel Bochner, Carter Potter, Bernard Frize, Chan Chao, Joanne Greenbaum, and many, many others.
VIEW 2: THOM HALLER & BILL WALLACE – Adams Morgan/Kalorama
Sunday, May 6; 4-6pm
Bill Wallace and Thom Haller invite you into their historic 1901 Waddy Wood horizontal townhouse in Adams-Morgan to view their eclectic collection of contemporary art spread out on four floors, from the basement in the kitchen to the “children’s smoking room” on the top floor. Their collection features work by DC area artists, various found objects, unique assemblages and stuff that makes them laugh. Artists include Sam Gilliam, Tom Green, Preston Sampson, Renee Stout, W.C. Richardson, James Powers, Tim Tate, and Mark Planisek.
VIEW 3: ROBERT SHAPIRO – Cleveland Park
Sunday, May 20; 4-6pm
Collector Rob Shapiro invites Collector’s View participants to his home on the border of Cleveland Park and Forest Hills. Situated near Rock Creek Park, his residence was once the main house of the old weekend estate of the Willard Family. His collection includes work from artists Jonathan Borofsky, Leo Villareal, Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, the Starn Brothers, Tracy Moffat, Rosemary Trockel, Erik Sandburg, Chan Chao, Ellsworth Kelly, and Brandon Morse.
VIEW 4: ELIZABETH MILLER & DAN SALLICK – Georgetown
Thursday, June 7; 6-8pm
Young collectors Elizabeth Miller and Dan Sallick welcome you to their home, a traditional-modern mix designed by DC Architect Robert Gurney. Their art collection includes such artists as: Donald Judd, Lawrence Weiner, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Ai Weiwei, Christopher Williams, Tom Sachs, Ernesto Neto, and others.
COMPLIMENTARY BONUS VIEW FOR SUPPORTERS
OF THE ENTIRE 2012 COLLECTOR’S VIEW SERIES:
ARTIST VIEW: LISA MARIE THALHAMMER
Sunday, June 3; 4-6pm
With her bold use of color and exaggerated, geometric portraiture, Lisa Marie Thalhammer creates artwork that engages the viewer on a visceral, nearly tangible level. The majority of her work focuses on the female form with distorted proportions that challenge conventional ideas of the empowered, modern woman. Solo exhibitions include Welcome to Lizard County at G Fine Arts, and Lizards Live at The Butcher’s Daughter Contemporary Art in Ferndale, MI. Recent showings in international art fairs and festivals include PULSE and No Soul for Sale in New York City, and Aqua Art at Miami Art Basel. She has also shown her artworks with Transformer and at Manifest Equality in Los Angeles, CA. In her studio on O Street, Lisa Marie will offer Collector’s View participants an exclusive look at new artworks from her upcoming residency in Ferdinand, Indiana – the first public showing of this work in DC!
TRANSFORMER is a Washington, DC based 501 (c) 3 non-profit, artist-centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally. Partnering with artists, curators, and cultural institutions, Transformer serves as a catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visual arts. Programs and services are designed to help artists grow their audience and patronage while educating them about opportunities for sustainability. Transformer works to strengthen community by supporting emerging artists in their development.