Sculpture Now 2012 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A Broad Survey of Contemporary Sculpture, Installation, and Video Art
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Beginning June 13 through July 13, Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery invites the public to experience Sculpture Now 2012, a contemporary experience through three-dimensions. Reflecting the diversity of our time, this show hosts an array of artists who use a variety of materials to express personal viewpoints and philosophies that characterize the things we believe and do.
Objects such as store receipts, cameras, and broken china are repurposed to redirect our preconceived notions of our ecological, political, and intimate lives. Some artists use new media, such as drywall board, acrylic resin, and Tyvek paper, to create present-day metaphors. Using materials available at this moment in time, this work reinvents new uses for home repair and others supplies. Some of these artists recall a modernist taste for the simple, while others use more traditional materials, such as wood, steel, and clay, to create a variety of pieces that evoke current thinking regarding personal landscapes, natural forms, nostalgia, and design.
Curator Sarah Newman will select the recipient of the Sculpture NOW First Place “Tom Rooney Prize,” named after founding WSG member and long-time Board member Tom Rooney. The $500 award will be presented at the Artists' Reception on June 23, 2012.
Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to include almost 400 area artists. The WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators.
Pepco's Edison Place Art Gallery is located at 702 Eighth St. NW between G and H streets, one block west of the Verizon Center.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 788,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.