Metro Weekly

Painted Lives

Scott G. Brooks turns up the heat with his latest group show, 'Art in Heat' at Warehouse Arts Complex

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Margaret Dowell Albert Schweitzer Alan Defibaugh Linas Garsys Scott G. Brooks

Scott G. Brooks
(Photo by Todd Franson)

Think of ”Art in Heat,” the new exhibit featuring works by 18 emerging and established D.C.-area artists as a pre-release party for the upcoming Fringe Festival. Curated by Scott Brooks, the exhibit, at the Warehouse Arts Complex (1021 7th St. NW), includes works by five gay artists — Margaret Dowell, Linas Garsys, Albert Schweitzer, Alan Defibaugh, as well as Brooks himself, who will unveil a stunning new painting, ”Royally Ducked.” The exhibit opens June 30 at 7 p.m. with a public reception and remains on display through July 30. On the pages that follow, we take a look at what comprises the painted lives of ”Art in Heat’s” five gay and lesbian contributors. For more information on all 18 artists represented in the show or to view a virtual gallery, visit