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Saturday, August 07, 2010

SCULPTURE 1275: Chris Bathgate

SCULPTURE 1275: Chris Bathgate  
July 26 –September 24, 2010
275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Lobby)
Washington, DC 20004

Building hours are Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Nearby metro stations include Federal Center and Metro Center.


About the Sculpture1275 Series
In cooperation with the Axent Realty Group, the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) announces the opening of the ninth exhibition in a series of sculpture solos featured in the lobby of 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The Sculpture 1275 series began in 2008 and provides an opportunity for the WSG to showcase the work of their membership. The curator for the 2010 calendar of exhibitions is Peter Winant, who is the Associate Director of the School of Art at George Mason University and, since 2006, has been a panelist on WETA's "Around Town" program, which offers reviews of Washington-area arts and theater events and programs. Past curators have included Anne Surak, former Executive Director of Project 4, and Norman Parish, founder and owner of Parish Gallery-Georgetown. For additional information about Sculpture 1275, visit www.washingtonsculptors.org.


This exhibition features the sculpture of Chris Bathgate, a self-taught machinist sculptor who was born in 1980 in Baltimore, MD where he currently works and resides.  Bathgate has spent the last decade learning how to build and use a variety of metal working tools and machinery, and has assembled an elaborate machine shop of repurposed and homemade machine tools. This includes a multitude of other equipment and inventions in the basement studio of his Baltimore home.

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