There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Lauren Rice and Brian Barr, married artists who studied together at American University before taking off for Detroit, never really left D.C. behind. Rice put on a solo show at Transformer in 2011. And back in April, Rice and Barr co-curated a group show for the Columbia Heights group-house gallery Delicious Spectacle. Together, they’re showing “Fake Empire,” an exhibit of co-made paintings, installation, collages, and animation works at Flashpoint this fall. The show will be the pair’s third formal exhibition together. Their anything-goes approach to media suits collaboration, even as the painting-oriented works they produce tend to look highly individualistic. Think Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg working together on the same canvas installation, or a Jessica Stockholder made with the input of two people.