Sculpting Outside the Lines was the third edition of the award-winning Arts in Foggy Bottom Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. The exhibit closed out its run with a series of special events highlighting the synergistic relationship of sculpture and the performing arts. With 13 sculptures by 15 artists the exhibit ended its six-month run on October 20, 2012.
On Saturday, October 20th, the special events continued by highlighting the relationship between sculpture and the performing arts. Visitors were given an opportunity to interact with the curator and artists. Artist Linda Hesh appeared at her interactive work TRUST and DOUBT at 2:00 pm. Ms. Hesh photographed visitors as they choose what they TRUST and DOUBT, then uploaded these portraits to a special online gallery. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm the East River Jazz, which fosters jazz performance in DC’s Wards 7 and 8, headed to the Historic Foggy Bottom district and performed at sites throughout the Exhibit. The REVISION Dance Company, the resident company of Dance Place, also performed at certain specific sculpture sites. The Company used improvisation choreographic techniques and created a kinetic and visual relationship between the static sculptures and its dynamic dancers.
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Looking back at Sculpting Outside the Lines
Sculpting Outside the Lines, this year’s theme, is the inspiration of curator, Laura Roulet, who will be working with founders and co-directors of the exhibit, Jackie Lemire, Jill Nevius and Mary Kay Shaw to create another distinctive display of public art from April 21 through October 20, 2012.
Sculpting Outside the Lines showcased 13 sculptures by 15 artists, most of whom are nationally recognized. Foggy Bottom will be the showcase for cast concrete works by Dan Steinhilber who has had solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Barbara Liotta, who recently showed at the Phillips Gallery as part of Intersections, will create a large-scale site-specific work.
For the first time, new media was included such as a projection by Jefferson Pinder, whose exhibits include the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Studio Museum of Harlem. Joseph and John Dumbacher, locally-renowned for their solo exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, will install a 13′ aluminum abstract sculpture. Dalya Luttwak’s recent solo exhibitions include the Kreeger Museum, Washington DC. She will create a site-specific suspended “root work.”
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