NOT SO CONCRETE
JUNE 26 - AUGUST 7, 2020
Funded by an Art Exhibitions Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
A virtual platform is being used as an alternative to the brick and mortar gallery space as a response to the social and logistical limitations resulting from Covid-19. Please see link below.
"We think of architecture as something concrete, a habitat. Natural resources make up the heart of architecture; wood, stone, fibers, metals, even the materials for glass, ceramic, and concrete enable us to construct and use architecture. We become emotionally and financially invested in the materials that compose architecture and, ultimately, shape our world. Every day in DC, we see Brutalist, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Craftsman, Masonic, Beaux Arts, and Tudor buildings.
But our lives and cityscapes are not so concrete. Nodding to the Arts and Crafts movement, making a beautiful home is art. In this sense, we see all artists. The artists in this exhibit communicate how identity, consciousness, urbanization, and culture inform architecture and its features. Gentrification, homelessness, and environmental preservation are all interconnected concerns that impact design. The artists in this exhibit reach outward, stretch, turn inward, ask for more, and contain themselves in their presented works." – Elizabeth Ashe and Mary Pat Norton
Curators: Elizabeth Ashe, Mary Pat Norton
Artists: Michael Crossett, Pierre Davis, Pam Eichner, Cassidy Garbutt, Zofie King, Yaroslav Koporulin, Joan Snitzer, Monica Stroik, Steve Wanna
Images from top: Joan Snitzer, Chromophore 18, 2017; Michael Crossett, Fare Card Value #30, 2019; Monica Stroik, Watching, 2015
Zoom Artist Talks
Tuesdays | 12 - 1 pm
June 30 | Pam Eichner and Cassidy Garbutt, with Kristian Smith (showroom design professional)
July 7 | Zofie King and Pierre Davis, with Andrea Dietz (architect, Corcoran/George Washington University professor)
July 14 | Joan Snitzer, with Claudia Russell (architect)
July 28 | Michael Crossett, Yar Koporulin, with Deane Madsen (Brutalist DC blogger) and Vyta Baselice (concrete scholar, George Washington University)
Aug 4 | Monica Stroik & Steve Wanna, with Nancy Nesvet (Artist, curator, arts writer for ArtScope Magazine).
For the exhibition website, visit https://www.ashe-and-norton.com/