The Opening Reception on Thursday, May 3, 2012 will feature a special public Yappy Hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for dog owners to bring their pets to the exhibition. The reception is free and open to the public.
25 artists are going to the dogs in Strathmore Unleashed!, a new exhibition exploring man’s best friend through more than 60 multi media works in Strathmore’s Mansion and grounds, from April 28 through June 23, 2012. The exhibition takes a prismatic view of dogs – their societal significance, emotional and economic value and representation in art throughout history, as well as anthropomorphism.
Initially inspired by the book Barkitecture by Fred Albert, Strathmore Unleashed! elevates the dog domicile to a fine art with five doghouse structures—from futuristic polypod structures to scale models inspired by the Sydney Opera House—accompanying the more than 60 works by 25 artists. Highlights of the exhibition include weimaraner photographs by the iconic William Wegman; large scale installations by Massachusetts artist Dale Rogers; fiber sculpture by Ann Citron; painting by David Corcoran, Anna Dibble, Clair Hartmann and Heather LaHaise; a memorial assemblage by Donna McCullogh; mixed media works by Jackie Ehle; and video by Moira McLaughlin of Dog Art Today.
Also featured in the exhibition are painters Kathryn Freeman, Kent Ambler, Shelila Cameron and Marjorie Weiss; sculptor John James Anderson; metalsmith Virginia Sperry; mixed media artist Jane O’Hara and Jeanne Drevas; woodworker Michael Brolly; and architects Dickson Carroll, Michael Leighton Beaman, Tom Gibbons, Zaneta Hong, Nina Lesser and Stephen Sheng.
Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852