Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dunes presents DYSTOPIA : Dana Ellyn & Matt Sesow

The Dunes presents Dystopia, featuring new works by Washington, D.C. based artists Dana Ellyn & Matt Sesow, Opening December 16th.

CLOSING- Dystopia- Future Shock- Tails & Tunes
Tuesday, Jan 31st. 7-11pm
Sesow projections. Drinks by Jon Harris & Frankie Jones. Rock & soul focused on dystopian themes. Dystopian book swap. Don’t miss it!
Exhibition runs 12/16/11- 1/31/12
Opening Reception Friday, December 16th, 2011.

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

"Dystopia" is a two-person exhibition featuring recent paintings by DC artist couple Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow. For "Dystopia" Ellyn and Sesow selected and created new works inspired by classic Dystopian novels, movies, and themes. Additionally, the couple has pulled from news and commentary sources such as Democracy Now, Russia Television, Al Jazeera, Alex Jones, and CSPAN.

Some of the paintings are a re-imagining of a degraded and totalitarian future, while others offer a social commentary on current events. According to Ellyn and Sesow, the Dystopian future conjured within so much of classic literature turned out to be an accurate prediction of current events, politics, and perceived individual freedoms.


The New York City based punk band "Drunken Sufis" will be performing during the opening reception of "Dystopia". The "Drunken Sufis" mix raw edge sound with politically charged thoughtful lyrics... taking no prisoners while dissecting the actions and influence of American policy.

The Dunes is open for viewings Tuesday through Saturday from 11am-6pm, in addition to regular events. View our calendar here: http://thedunesllc.com/