Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhitbitions are at Pleasant Plains Workshop’s Georgia Avenue location, unless otherwise noted

September 12 – October 18, 2014
Paul Shortt: Essentially Qualified
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18th 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 18th at 1pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm

In Essentially Qualified the artist Paul Shortt explores the contradictions inherent in beingqualified for employment without the hands­on experience necessary to land a job. Through video, enlarged sculptures, a create your own diploma station, and a reimagining of the standard resume format, the artist attempts to play, antagonize and reflect on what it means to enter the labor force.

Highlights of this exhibition will be Please Congratulate Me, an enlarged sculpture of a graduation tassel that will be hung from the building and Intern as Art, a performative piece in the form of a hired an intern who is paid  to gallery sit, search for more permanent employment online, and enthusiastically talk to gallery about  works in the show and his or herself.

October 2-5, 2014
(e)merge art fair
Capital Skyline Hotel- 10 ‘i’ Street SW DC
info / tickets

Pleasant Plains Workshop is thrilled to be participating in the fourth annual (e)merge art fair. We will present a Resident Artists group exhibition, and also offer innovative programming daily in our booth. Stay tuned for a full schedule, and look for us there in a section designated forcollectives and alternative arts spaces.
click here for photos of PPW at (e)merge 2013>>

October 24 – November 29, 2014
Group Exhibition: DDAY Collective

Opening Reception, Friday, October 24th, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm


Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring members of the local arts collective, DDAY. DDAY Collective was established in 2013 by DC-based artists David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, alice wonder, and Yodith Dammlash to promote and support emerging artists in the DC Metropolitan area through independent curatorial projects and cultural programming.