Curatorial Debut: Reincorporation Jamboree @ Honfleur Gallery, June 2009

sean m. johnson

Artists like Joseph Beuys have built catalogs of work looking at rites of passage. Reincorpartion Jamboree draws from the work of five young artists who have emerged from what could be considered contemporary American rites of passage like: middle school dances, under employment, financing higher education and urban survival. Curator and DC artist, Steven Frost examines this emergence with a group of young artists from several regions of the US. The work of Kristina Bilonick (Washington, DC), Ben FinoRadin (Providence, RI), Hatnim Lee (Brooklyn, NY), Sean M. Johnson (Boston, MA), and Theo Knox (San Francisco, CA) premiers at Honfleur Gallery in this incisive body of contemporary study of Reincorporation.

Building on themes addressed in his own studio practice curator, Steven Frost’s  Reincorporation Jamboree gathers artists who in the twilight of there adulthood reexamine themes of passage, ambition, experimentation, and family ties. Reincorporation is the act rejoining society after experiences separating one from it as defined by French ethnographer and folklorist, Arnold van Gennep. Frost selected artist’s whose work was anthropological, each of them touches on contemporary popular culture, the artists own ritesofpassage and subsequent emergence of unique perspectives. The exhibition includes photography, mixed media installation and interactive works. Visitors may see the show at Honfleur starting June 22, 2009.

The grand closing reception will be held July, 24th at 7pm

Honfleur Gallery, Historic Anacostia’s contemporary art space, is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SEIts close proximity to 395, Capitol Hill and to the Anacostia Green Line Metro makes it easily accessible from downtown DC. For further inquiries, please contact Amy Cavanaugh, Honfleur Gallery Director, at 2025805972. Be sure to visit these websites for details: