WASHINGTON, DC.-Irvine Contemporary presents Introductions3, a selection of recent graduates from leading national and international art schools. This third year of Introductions at Irvine Contemporary is the first gallery exhibition of its kind: over 250 artists from 60 different art colleges were reviewed for Introductions3, and final selections were made with the advice of a panel of art collectors, rather than curators or gallerists. Introductions3 has grown into an inclusive "MFA annual" -- with some exceptional BFA graduates -- that brings the best rising artists to Washington, D.C. Participating artists are listed below with their most recent college or institute affiliation. Opening reception with artists: Saturday, August 11, 6-8 PM. Exhibition: August 11 - September 8, 2007.
Introductions3 Artists: Maura Q Brewer: School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Sculpture and Drawings, Amy Chan: Rhode Island School of Design: Paintings, Lauren Clay: Virginia Commonwealth University: Sculpture and Installation, Katie Lewis: California College of the Arts, San Francisco: Installation, Akemi Maegawa: Cranbrook Academy: Sculptures and Installation, Rocky McCorkle: San Francisco Art Institute: Photographs, Sarah Mizer: Virginia Commonwealth University: Installation, Ryan Pierce: California College of the Arts, San Francisco: Paintings, Izel Vargas: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Paintings, Erin Colleen Williams: Virginia Commonwealth University: Sculpture and Installation, and Stephanie Williams & Jesse Thompson: Rhode Island School of Design: Video.