There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Those pining for the return of Artomatic might not have to wait too long for their uncurated art fix. The District of Columbia Arts Center’s “1460 Wall Mountables” exhibit is similar to the massive, democratic art show, but much smaller: Dozens of artists paid $15 to reserve a 2-by-2 foot space for their artworks. Is all of the work great? Absolutely not. Still, a few pieces stand out. Steve Wanna’s “This Could Get Messy” is a motor stirring tempera powder; Fan Lab DC’s LED-illuminated cubes raise an eyebrow. So might Dan Tulk’s minimal sculptures of string, wood blocks, and twigs (pictured). There are other great drawings and paintings, but visitors may need to sift through ill-advised, Rauschenbergian pieces of junk (literally) to find them.
The exhibit is on view 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays to Aug. 28 at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Free.