Damon Arhos’ installation I Love To Hate You seeks to expose the destructive nature of prejudice using the artist’s identity as a gay American as its frame. What does it mean to concurrently love and hate something? To experience physical and emotional attraction and repulsion at the same time? How is it confusing to be affirmed and reviled? This disorienting state of affairs embodies the three artworks that comprise his installation: The Antidote, Yesterday’s 30, and Trapped.
This exhibition is on view from August 3 – September 2, 2018 with an opening reception from 6 -9 pm on Friday, August 3. An artist talk will take place from 6:30 – 8pm on Wednesday, August 8.
IA&A at Hillyer is located at 9 Hillyer Court NW in Washington, DC.