Artist Lauren Frances Adams has created American Catastrophe Report, an installation that acts as both homage and critique of the decorative frescoes in the United States Capitol Building, originally painted in the 19th c. by Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. The site-specific artwork by Adams is installed in American University's Katzen Arts Center, in both the upper and lower rotunda in ...more
Ad Infinitum, curated by Lauren Rice and Brian Barr, brings together the work of Clifford Borress, Ian Pedigo, and Letha Wilson. The three artists will create new, site-specific works for this exhibition. Each artist will explore the relationship between form and context, investigating the possibilities of meaning embedded within aesthetic experience.
Lay of the Land: Surface Memory by Alan Sonfist and Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm by Karin F. Giusti
Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
Alan Sonfist created Surface Memory in 1967-1971 to elucidate his childhood memories of the destroyed forest of his youth. Surface Memory pays homage to Sonfist's earlier masterpiece Time Landscape, 1956.
Karin Giusti's Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm is a monumental installation utilizing sculpture and photography to meld both environment and time into a singular experience. Void of figures, ...more
The My Oyster projects are a collaboration between Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, a husband and wife pair working together since 1992. For their My Oyster series, Grabner and Killam employ a large hanging support system to display a selection of their works. The project includes other artifacts that demonstrate their familial relationship to a life of art, including sculptures, working ...more
The Eugenic Minds project, comprised of a documentary by Pavel Stingl, animations and paintings by Xenia Hoffmeisterová, and literary artwork by Patrik Ouredník, offers timeless meditation upon the abuse of the human pinnacles of science and education. It also addresses the question of academic careerism, which under totalitarian regimes reaches self-destructive proportions. This exhibition is ...more
Sam Noto allows his materials to generate form and occupy space in a dynamic way. These large steel constructions, largely made of found materials, are both serious and playful and expresses the artist's improvisational technique.