Thursday, March 14, 2013


Transformer presents Expansions, featuring artists Eames Armstrong, Benjamin Edmiston, Matt Hollis, Victor Koroma, and Megan Mueller. 

Recognizing these five artists’ diverse talent, Transformer invites them to expand on their small to medium sized 2-D works on paper in our FlatFile program, utilizing the Transformer space to further develop existing themes and directions within their work through larger scale mixed-media installations, paintings, video animation, and sculptural works. In tandem with this exhibition, Transformer launches on-line sales of our FlatFile via our website,, with works by each of the Expansions artists.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 15, 6–8pm

The exhibition runs from March 16, 2013 to April 20, 2013; Transformer is open for gallery hours Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm.


Eames Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and founder of Aether Art Projects. She received her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010, where she studied studio art with emphasis on painting, writing, and performance. Armstrong’s practice considers memory and fantasy, with a particular interest in reprocessing materials of domestic spaces, representing the visualization of memory and the struggle to preserve it.

Benjamin Edmiston is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily in painting and mixed media collage. Having received his BFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art, and his MFA in painting from Brooklyn College, Edmiston’s work brings both figural simplicity as well as formal variety. The artist states, “Rich pattern, faded color, and meticulously drawn collaged fragments converge to convey common social activity and objects. Slanted with a dark subtext, my work marries these elements creating decisively obsessive works as much about material as they are about customary human experience. Successful works resonate when their decisive clumsiness is counterbalanced with an idiosyncratic formal logic.”

Matt Hollis creates abstract-organic sculpture, photography, & installations evoking a heightened reality where abstract-organic shapes and saturated color stimulate senses. He believes that with enhanced awareness, the everyday becomes otherworldly. Hollis is a DC based artist with an active practice at the 52 ‘O’ Street Studios.

Victor Koroma is an experimental photographer and filmmaker with an affinity for every day objects, books, skateboarding, and music. Koroma states, “I enjoy anything clever, whimsical, witty, and fun, plus ideas that are thought provoking and conceptual in nature. My intention is to transform objects beyond their banality into objects of desire that encourage you to think of them in new ways.“

Megan Mueller received a BA in Political Science from George Washington University and a BFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been selected for exhibition at various venues including: Flashpoint Gallery, TSV Berlin, Coup d’espaces at the Washington Project for the Arts, Porch Projects, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. The artist states, “I am interested in formally investigating the intersection of sculpture and painting. In the past, this has taken shape in colorful flat sculptures or three-dimensional painting structures. My work is informed by my own understanding of geography and my reliance upon landscape. Often, I reuse materials from older work into newer work. I have found this to be an effective strategy for sustainable art making.”

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