Thursday, September 08, 2011

By The Numbers: The Washington Sculptors Group at Blackrock Center for the Arts

An Exhibition about the Mathematics of Sculpture
Image: Greta Matus & Martin Feldman, "Numbers Combined," 
2011, assemblage (detail), 54" x 30" x 5"  

September 7 - September 30, 2011 
 Opening Reception & Curator's Remarks:
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Participating Artists: Jan Acton, Allan Arp, Chris Bathgate, Michael Bednar, Jessica Beels, Julia Bloom, Jeffery Cooper, Gary Christopherson, Jeff Chyatte, Tom Greaves, Zachary Oxman, Davide Prete, Michael Guadagno, Penny Jacoby, Martin Feldman, Barbara Liotta, Greta Matus, Mike Shaffer, Elizabeth Whiteley, Damien Yanessa.

A Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition Curated by Claudia Rousseau.

BlackRock Center for the Arts12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and during evening events.  

"The works in this exhibit are all expressive of numbers by way of sequences, intervals, number theories, geometry, measurements and/or sequenced arrays of forms, whether abstract or organic in origin.    

A number of artists represented here are familiar with and fascinated by the Fibonacci sequence, and the way it can be expressed in three-dimensional forms, or discovered in nature. In his Liber Abaci of 1202, Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, introduced the number sequence he discovered to Western European mathematics and science. While the equations that prove it may seem abstruse, the intervals it expresses are, in fact, found in nature.  Of particular interest is the "golden spiral" a special kind of logarithmic spiral that can be achieved abstractly through mathematical plotting, but which can be found in the arms of spiral galaxies, nautilus shells, and not only in many plants, but in the growth patterns of trees and leaves." 
- Claudia Rousseau, 2011

The 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. Visit to join the WSG, view images of members' work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

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