I'm thrilled to have two of my works included in LANDMARKS. This is the first time I'll be exhibiting with the Washington Sculptors Group. I found the call to artists, by curator, Claudia Rousseau, PhD, so compelling that I might have to use it as a prompt for an entire body of work some day. I can't wait to see everyone's response. Here is the original call:
What is a landmark? It may be built by human hands, or be something that exists in nature. It often connotes an idea of place, a direction, or a turning point. It could be a totem, a flag, or a magic symbol. It could be a mark on the ground, or a tall structure. It might also be understood in terms of time, a marker between one period and another, or between one people and another. It can be seen as a mark of importance, such as a "landmark decision," or "landmark legislation." Landmarks are everywhere in our world, and in our language. How can they be expressed in sculpture?
My sculptures "protect. nurture. release." and "Act II" express landmark as a marker between one period and another. I hope you'll join us in celebrating a diverse array of landmarks at the opening reception on Thursday, October 27.
October 24 – November 22, 2016
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6 - 8 pm
An Exhibition Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
Curated by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.
Participating Artists: Jan Paul Acton, c.l. bigelow, Alan Binstock, Nizette Brennan, Jacqui Crocetta, Alonzo Davis, Joel D’Orazi, Kate Doyle, Jeffery Cooper, Annie Farrar, Martin Feldman, Mary Annella Mimi Frank, Marilyn Geldzahler, Linda Hesh, Penny Jacoby, Craig Kraft, Ruth Lozner, Rosemary Luckett, Gordon Lyon, Joan Mayfield, Kass McGowan, Rob Muir, Iris Posne, Christopher Romer, Mike Shaffer, Diane Szczepaniak, L. S. Watson, Roy Ysla, Julie Zirlin
King Street Gallery
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910