Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SCULPTURE 1275: Brent Crothers

SCULPTURE 1275: Brent Crothers

March 22 –May 21, 2010

Reception: Wednesday, April 21 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm
1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Lobby)
Washington, DC 20004

In cooperation with the Axent Realty Group, the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) announces the opening of the eighth 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.  For additional information about Sculpture 1275, visit www.washingtonsculptors.org.

Brent Crothers’ sculpture frequently makes re-use of commonly found objects and materials, thereby leveraging the specific histories they carry forth as a catalyst for formulating provocative social, economic, and political commentary. His work is included in many permanent collections, such as the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Hechinger Collection, and the Delaware Art Museum. Recently, he was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2010 Sondheim Prize, and has been the recipient of several Maryland State Arts Council grants, most recently in 2009. Crothers earned his BFA and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He lives and works in Stoney Forest, south of Bel Air, MD in Harford County, in the home and studio he built situated on 20 acres of undeveloped forest. For additional information about the artist, visit his website at www.brentcrothers.com.

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