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Arts in Foggy Bottom Presents Turf and Terrain,
The 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial
Fifth Biennial from D.C.’s Leading Presenter of Public Art on View May 14–October 22
Washington, D.C.—Arts in Foggy Bottom
, Washington’s award-winning public art program, will present Turf and Terrain
, the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial
, from Saturday, May 14 through Saturday, October 22
. The exhibition, selected by Washington-based curator Danielle O’Steen, will feature 13 contemporary sculptures, new media installations, and performances by 14 local, regional, and international artists. All works will be displayed in front of private homes throughout the Foggy Bottom Historic District between 24th and 26th Streets NW, and H and K Streets NW (located near the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro stop). The five-month exhibition is free and open to the public.
Turf and Terrain
artists will engage the legacy of historic Foggy Bottom by creating site-responsive artworks that range from the figural, the abstract, and even the fantastical. With the combined efforts of the show’s curator, emerging and established artists, and Foggy Bottom residents, this exhibition will highlight the history of this unique neighborhood, its vibrant present, and its imagined future.
“This year’s exhibition is focused on creating expanded landscapes, which will stand in direct dialogue with the neighborhood’s architecture and rich history,” says O’Steen. “The selected works will respond to their chosen sites while also exploring the boundaries of what qualifies as outdoor sculpture.”
Turf and Terrain will feature works by the following artists:
Benjamin Andrew, Eames Armstrong, Becky Borlan, Krista Caballero and Frank Ekeberg (Norway), Brian Davis, Lisa Dillin, Rob Hackett, Nicole Herbert, Patrick McDonough, Jonathan Monaghan, Lindsay Pichaske, Dane Winkler, and Julie Zirlin.
Arts in Foggy Bottom will host free curator and artist-led tours and workshops throughout the course of the exhibition. These tours will address the artwork and highlight the art’s connection to the historic Foggy Bottom community. Visitors are also encouraged to tour the exhibition at their convenience. Self-guided tour brochures will be located at each sculpture site in addition to downloadable programs on the Arts in Foggy Bottom website.
For more information about Turf and Terrain
, the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, and to view photographs from past shows, visit www.artsinfoggybottom.com
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Danielle O’Steen is an independent curator and critic based in Washington, D.C. A New York City native, she has curated several exhibitions in the Washington area, including at the Arlington Arts Center, the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Flashpoint Gallery, and Gallery 102 at The George Washington University. She has worked in the curatorial departments at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and The Phillips Collection, and has contributed to publications such as Art + Auction
, Art Papers
, and The Washington Post
. She received her master’s degree in art history at The George Washington University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she focuses on postwar and contemporary art.
ABOUT ARTS IN FOGGY BOTTOM
Arts in Foggy Bottom, founded in 2007 by Foggy Bottom residents Jackie Lemire, Jill Nevius and Mary Kay Shaw, sponsors outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the Foggy Bottom Historic District of Washington, D.C. on a biennial basis. Its mission is to foster creativity and community dialogue by serving as a conduit for expression through the arts and providing exhibition space to emerging and established artists. Seven works have become a permanent part of the neighborhood since the first Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial in 2008. In 2009, Arts in Foggy Bottom was a recipient of the District of Columbia Mayor’s Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts. Arts in Foggy Bottom is supported by the Foggy Bottom Defense and Improvement Corporation.