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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Efflux" Destruction set for February 15, 6pm


Contact: Brooke Seidelmann, Director

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

202.483.8600 | |

U-Street Sidewalk Serves as a Stage for Interactive Performance Art

Washington, DC February 8, 2011The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery announces the final performance of John M. Adam’s Efflux, on Tuesday, February 15, beginning at 6pm on the gallery sidewalk.

Since mid January the gallery has hosted

John M. Adams’ site-specific drawing/video installation as part of its IN-FLUX window peek-show series, and on Tuesday, Feb. 15, Adams’ will culminate the work’s lifecycle with its final performance and destruction.

Adams' work straddles the domains of performance and installation art; his drawings are designed and created specific for their space, and immediately destroyed at the close of the exhibition. The feathery line-quality of Efflux’s graphite drawing evokes plumes of smoke, equally transitory and in keeping with the larger work's momentary existence. Alongside the installation's gestural work, a TV monitor loops footage of Adams creating the piece itself. And on February 15 the piece will be destroyed in a public performance, offering a complete metaphor for evolution - moving the viewer through creation, existence and destruction. Unlike Efflux’s creation, for the final performance Adams will relinquish his role as the works’ active participant and provoke pedestrians to walk on his work, thereby assuming active roles in the work’s anticipated end.

Join us on Tuesday, February 15th as an active participant in Efflux’s finale and literally leave your mark!

Tuesday, February 15th

6pm - Performance begins

6:20pm-7pm: Gallery Reception and Meet the Artist. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Performance Location - sidewalk in front of The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U St. NW

About The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center: The Gallery is a mission of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, a Washington, DC nonprofit organization grounded in the profound belief that each person has tremendous innate abilities to heal in the face of life’s challenges. Smith Farm’s mission is to develop and promote proven healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes. Programs and exhibitions in

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery celebrate and stimulate the dynamic creative resources that contribute to health and wellness in each of us. To learn more please