February 04, 2022
February 26, 2022
Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
DADA 2.0 Exhibit
February 4–26, 2022
The DADA 2.0 art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery features art by local artists that expresses absurdity and discontent through the lens of Dada.
For two years, life in the U.S. has been bizarre, confusing, and at times downright disturbing. With the COVID-19 pandemic, uptick in violence, and social and political strife, we have all been feeling off-kilter. In some ways, this is reminiscent of the period during WWI, where artists expressed their discontent towards violence, war, and nationalism. They did so by rejecting logic, reason, and decadence through an artistic expression of nonsense, irrationality, and unconventionalism. This movement became known as Dada or Dadaism, and birthed through the idea that “dada”, known as baby talk, evokes childishness and absurdity.
Join us on opening day, Friday, February 4 between 12-9pm for the widest selection of artwork. Mark your calendar now or set a reminder through Eventbrite.
The DADA 2.0 exhibit runs February 4 – 26, 2022 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm (closed the last Sunday of the month).
Del Ray Artisans has taken the ALX Promise pledge and is committed to the health and safety of our visitors. The gallery capacity is limited to 15 people at any one time. Face masks must be worn by all while visiting the gallery. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible.