Justine Otto - hyder flares

Justine Otto - hyder flares

on Thursday, August 20, 6 - 9 pm

Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Phillips Collection

812 7th St. NW
(Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown)
Washington D.C.

Leading German contemporary figurative painter Justine Otto won The Phillips Collection’s second annual Emerging Artist Prize following Washington’s 2014 (e)merge art fair. Her representational pictures burn themselves into the viewer’s retina, simultaneously fascinating and disturbing.

Justine Otto’s installation hyder flares, which resembles a kaleidoscope of images from a weird family album, is about peculiar and unique constellations, incidents and human connections, which - just like actual hyder flares - suddenly appear out of nowhere.

Followed by a concert with jazz trio
Michael Formanek – bass (USA)
Eric Kennedy – drums (USA)
and surprise guest from Germany (alto saxophone)

Made possible with support from Friends of the Goethe-Institut.

On display through September 4.
Gallery hours: M-Th 9-5; F 9-3.