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Maquette:

The Art of the Model

August 11 - September 15, 2018

MAQUETTE: The Art of the Model is an exhibition of maquettes or models by many of the sculptors currently exhibiting in the WAA Sculpture Walk 2018

Curated by WAA Trustees Mark Mennin and Barbara Talbot, WAA Sculpture Walk 2018is a public art exhibition featuring 40 internationally and nationally recognized artists and emergent sculptors, with over 60 works sited throughout Washington Depot, CT. Currently on view through November 1, 2018. Open daily to the public 9am – dusk. 

A maquette is model for a larger piece of sculpture, created to visualize how it might look and to work out approaches and materials for how it might be made. Maquettes are often fascinating works in their own right, conveying the immediacy of the artist’s first realization of an idea.

A maquette is French for “Scale Model” or in Italian, bozzetti and refers to a small mock-up of fully realized three-dimensional sculpture or architecture. Maquettes may be made from paper, clay, wax or any other material. Bernini used wax and baked terra cotta to create his maquettes. 

This exhibition does not necessarily represent a miniature replica of the fully realized sculptures in the WAA Sculpture Walk 2018, but in turn conveys how creativity germinates and structural challenges may be resolved.  Often, the artist will use many different styles and types of “studies” which evolve into something quite different from the original “sketch.”

The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to present these “ideas” as a means of discovering an artist’s creative process. Maquettes by the following sculptors in the WAA Sculpture Walk 2018will be on display, as well as a few additional special guests.

Mary Adams, Joy Brown, Arthur Carter, Ralph Derby, Tom Doyle, Sam Funk, Joe Gitterman, Harry Gordon, Philip Grausman, Timothy Hochstetter, Fitzhugh Karol, Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, Peter Kirkiles, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ann Mallory, Mark Mennin, Dan Murray, Hugh O’Donnell, Michael Patterson, Jake Paron, Jon Piasecki, Don Porcaro, Stephen Shaheen, Ned Smyth, William (Bill) Talbot, Robert Taplin, Lee Tribe, William Hyde Talbot, Toni Ross, Wendy Gordon 

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11
4 - 6pm