Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Contain, Maintain, Sustain @ Artisphere

Contain, Maintain, Sustain
Exploring the Influence of Sustainability on Contemporary Art
A group exhibition that takes stock of the ways in which concerns around sustainability are being articulated and visualized by contemporary artists today.

Presented by Artisphere, Washington Project for the Arts, and Washington Sculptors Group

Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, July 17, 2011 

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 7-10pm

Curator Talks: Saturday, May 21, 3pm with Sara Reisman; Saturday, June 11, 3pm with
Welmoed Laanstra; Saturday, June 25, 3pm with Ernesto M. Santalla  

Curators Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman, and Ernesto Santalla selected a group of 24 international and locally-based artists to present work that activates and complicates the local/global dynamic that has historically framed ideas about reuse and conservation of environmental resources.

Participating artists include Jane Benson (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Booker (College Park, MD), Greg Braun (Hartwood, VA), Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain), Michael Cataldi (Brooklyn, NY), Ronit Eisenbach (Takoma Park, MD), Gregory Euclide (Le Sueur, MN), Tom Greaves (Washington, DC), Rachel Higgins (Brooklyn, NY), Christopher K.  Ho (New York, NY),  Mariah Anne Johnson (Washington, DC), Morgana King (New Orleans, LA), Barbara Liotta (Washington, DC), LoVid (New York, NY), Mary Mattingly (New York, NY), Jens Praet (Florence, Italy), Cordy Ryman (New York, NY), Katrín Sigurdardóttir (New York, NY), Dan Steinhilber (Washington, DC), Tattfoo Tan (Staten Island, NY), Katja Toporski (Takoma Park, MD), Lina Vargas De La Hoz (Silver Spring, MD), Julia von Eichel (Brooklyn, NY), and Ishmael Randall Weeks (Brooklyn, NY and Cusco, Peru).

1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-6pm

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