Sculpture NOW 2013 – Washington Sculptors Group

Madeline Rile Smith's installation "Petrification" will be shown in Washington Sculptors Group's Sculpture NOW! Exhibit at Honfleur Gallery

Madeline Rile Smith’s installation “Petrification” will be shown in Washington Sculptors Group’s Sculpture NOW! Exhibit at Honfleur Gallery.

Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is pleased to announce the opening of Sculpture Now 2013 at Honfleur Gallery on March 1, 2013.  Sculpture Now 2013 brings together works by members of the Washington Sculptors Group selected by Philadelphia-based curator Florcy Morisset. There will be an opening reception on Friday March 1, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

The exhibition runs through April 12, 2013. Morisset will give a curator talk Thursday, March 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Honfleur Gallery.

At Honfleur Gallery, Sculpture Now 2013 is a broad exhibit that explores various contemporary ideas ranging from tribal symbols to futuristic concepts. Selected by Philadelphia-based curator Florcy Morisset, the 30 sculptures exhibited are created out of classic mediums such as wood, metals, glass, stone, corrugated cardboard to rare found objects and textiles. While the creative process is unconscious for several of the artists, there is detailed attention to placement within the physical structure and a time period. The exhibition is comprised of works by the following artists: Jan Acton, Chris Bathgate, Tom Bendtsen, Anne Bouie, Eric Celarier, Frederic Crist, Joel D’Orazio, Alonzo Davis, Joshua DeMonte, Ellisa Farrow-Savos, Todd Fry, Janet Goldner, Len Harris, Artemis Herber, Liz Lescault, Ruth Lozner, Beau McCall, Darcy Meeker, Joe Mooney, Lincoln Mudd, Craig Schaffer, Madeline Smith, Marcos Smyth, Paul Steinkoenig, Dave Wertz, Peter Wood, Joyce Zipperer. As a collective, Sculpture Now 2013 is transformative and speaks to the importance of understanding and incorporating historical and idealistic concepts.

Curator Morisset is a business owner, cultural arts connoisseur, and community servant. She is the owner of Vivant Art Collection, a cultural arts gallery in Philadelphia that spotlights indigenous art from around the world. The Washington Sculptors Group is a non-profit corporation founded in 1984. Its mission is to promote an awareness and an understanding of sculpture and to foster the exchange of ideas among sculptors, collectors, and the general public.

This exhibition coincides with Home by Benjamin Rasmussen at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions, temporarily located in the upstairs exhibition space at Honfleur Gallery.

Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in Historic Anacostia at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, WDC 20020. The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is photography and digital exhibition space. Honfleur Gallery opened in 2007 and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions opened in 2009. Both are projects of ARCH Development Corporation. Honfleur Gallery Logo 2012 | www.washingtonsculp

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