On December 13th, 2008, The Soundry opened its doors, ready to dive headfirst into the currents of contemporary art and music. With the financial crisis looming like a bully on the playground, the fearless founders stood their ground and bulldozed forward, making The Soundry’s first year one that has had a significant impact on everyone involved–from artists, bike trail enthusiasts, fledging bands, poets, painters, performers, and people from all walks of life–folks are falling in love with The Soundry every day. Even the Washington Post loves us!
On December 12th, 2009 we celebrated our One Year Anniversary with the opening of our annual members-only art show, “The Chase II”. Artists, dreamers, visionaries, “the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars”*, are all engaged in the chase for an idea, an ideal, a dream, an image, a perfect moment. That’s what we celebrate at The Soundry, where we are all restlessly and relentlessly engaged in The Chase.
It was incredible to see the progress of some of our founding members who participated in “The Chase” for the second time. It was also so exciting to see work by artists who have joined The Soundry family in the last year. Here is the work that is presented in the show, as it appears as you walk through the space. Congratulations to all the artist who participated!