Sunday, July 24, 2011
1300 Connecticut Ave. NW
Yesterday I decided to try a kinda of newly re-opened burger joint that was called Rouge State, but after a little spat with the neighbors in the building they were aloud to reopen as a different name Black & Orange! and are going to b reopening a new location on 14th and U streets as well. I took some pics and here is my take on the burger joint.
The burger was called the Rouge. It came with a spice blend of chipotle and cilantro in the burger. I thought the burger meat was a little small for the breaded bun. But I did not need any ketchup or anything. The taste was perfect.
The fries were sweet potato and were some of the best I've had in DC.
A glance inside. there is more seating in the back with a large mural.
outside of the shop on Conn Ave.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th St. NW
NOW- AUG 14th
Using darkness as his canvas and language as his medium, Scottish-born artist Charles Sandison is known for creating hypnotic digital projections that fill galleries and cover architectural facades. Throughout his work, Sandison explores relationships among such diverse disciplines as history, philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, and science through technology-based media and visual projection. For Rage, love, hope, and despair, Sandison generated computer code to simulate patterns of human behavior. Utilizing color-coded texts to represent different emotions or physical states, the installation becomes a dense sea of words that move in response to each other. Texts float across gallery walls and words explode like supernovae in the darkened space. The rhythmic movements of the vocabulary that Sandison selected and programmed—‘hate’ chases ‘love’ and ‘love’ breeds ‘life,’ for example—reveal what the artist calls an “emotional dialogue.” Surrounded by the poetic constellation of words, viewers are encouraged to find personal meaning in the fragmented narrative unfolding around them in the gallery.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in Scotland, Charles Sandison graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1993. For the last 15 years Sandison has lived in Tampere, Finland, where he taught at the Tampere School of Art and Media between 1996 and 2001. He is primarily known for his word-based digital projections in which language moves and drifts in free-form, nonlinear systems over walls and architectural façades. These projects are often created for specific sites, such as Musée du Quai Branly and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. His work has been featured in over 40 solo exhibitions and is currently included in the Singapore Biennale 2011. Works by Sandison are in the collections of the Reina Sofia, Madrid; Kiasma, Helsinki; and Kunstmuseum Bonn.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Mambo sauce started here in DC. Found mostly in carryout restaurants throughout the city. If you don't know what Mambo sauce is well your shit out of luck! SIKE But those who grew up in in DC mostly predominately African-Americans know this all to well. Looks like Mambo sauce is about to take off national with a company based out of Annapolis MD.