Dan Steinhilber presents new work in response to the design for The Kreeger Museum as a space for art and musical performance. Inspired by the secret musical life contained within some of the everyday objects and materials with which he has long been fascinated, Steinhilber has set out to teach (as it were) some of these things—a cardboard box, HVAC ventilation shaft, clothing dryer, or an old squeaky desk chair, for example—to play their own sounds.
Dan Steinhilber, Marlin Underground, 2012, found objects, audio equipment, sound, Photo courtesy of the artist)
Each artist responded to the invitational with various interpretations, Luttwak with a site-specific installation, Jackson-Jarvis with a piece originally conceived some years earlier. Jackson-Jarvis' sculpture, created for an exhibition inspired by Thomas Jefferson, was previously displayed in an unmarked slave cemetery located at Montpelier, the plantation home of James and Dolly Madison in Orange, VA. She pays homage to the enduring stories embedded in teh shape and structure with Markings, a narrative of the antebellum south, incorporationg proportions of vernacular architecture and chicken feet.
Dalya Luttak, When Nature Takes Over, 2011. Painted steel, roots and vines
The most comprehensive exhibition of drawings by Tom Wesselmann ever assembled. Many of the 60 pieces on view had never been seen outside the artist's studio in New York.
Tom Wesselmann, Study for Still Life #46, 1964, Pencil and liquitex on paper. 42 x 53 inches Art (c) Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
This exhibition was the culmination of a project initiated by renowned artist Sam Gilliam, bringing together of 20 established artists from the DC community, working in different styles and mediums to create 20 prints in the studios of George Mason University.
Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Spirit Bones II, 2010, Acrylic on oil base monotype, 30" x 22"
An exhibition of works by South African artist William Kentridge and Russian artist Oleg Kudryashov.
Oleg Kudryashov, Soldier with Doll, 1991. Drypoint, watercolor, gouache and charcoal, 41.2 x 56.3 inches. Collection of Garth and Nataliya Trinkl, Washington, DC. Photo by Greg Staley
Wendy Ross and Foon Sham were selected to install a piece in the Kreeger Sculpture Garden by co-curators Judy A. Greenberg, Director of The Kreeger Museum and Francoise Yohalem, Public Art Consultant.
Wendy Ross, Haiku II, 2007. 7' diameter, welded aluminum poweder coat. Photo by J.P. Beirne
Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art will showcased the relationship between art and architecture as seen through Philip Johnson's (1906-2005) late works. Johnson was the architect of The Kreeger Museum.
Philip Johnson, Da Monsta, designed 1993, New Canaan, Connecticut. Photo by Michael Moran
A timely and extensive exhibition about Gene Davis’ use of interval in his stripe paintings, micro-paintings and works on paper. The exhibition is co-curated by Andrea Pollan and Jean Lawlor Cohen and includes a co-authored four-color catalog.
Gene Davis, Untitled Painting, 1969, Collection of The Kreeger Museum
The Kreeger Museum joined with Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center and FUSEBOX Gallery in a collaborative endeavor to bring the art and energy of Tim Rollins + K.O.S. to Washington, DC.
Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Cursing Despair, from The Creation (after Haydn), 2004. Watercolor, abaca paper, collage on music score, 10" x 7.75". Courtesy of Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Works of outstanding Bay Area artf rom the di Rosa Preserve were exhibited at The Kreeger Museum, seen outside California for the first time since 1997.
Robert Hudon, E-Flat, 1986, Bronze and horn. Photo by Greg Staley