Torkwase Dyson: The Rims Costs but the Guck is for Free
Torkwase Dyson creates hyper-real composite images that examine the complex relationship between the automobile industry, black popular culture, nature, and consumption. Drawing upon science fiction and its infinite possibilities, her narratives address the fertile territory and inherent tension between objects of cultural power and their impact on the environment. Comprised of paintings, animation, sculpture, and wall-mounted drawings, the exhibition is a satirical jab at the nature of consumer-driven society, commerciality, pollution, identity, and the difficult borders between race, culture, and reality.
Gallery 31 is the Corcoran’s newly dedicated exhibition space for the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The space will host exhibitions by the Corcoran’s faculty, students, alumni, visiting artists, and annual senior thesis exhibitions. The name was selected by the students, referring to the area’s previous designation as “Room 31” in original Corcoran plans. Located at the New York Avenue entrance of the Corcoran, Gallery 31 will be open during Gallery hours and will be free to the public.