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    7/1/2018
    WAA Sculpture Walk 2018

    The Washington Art Association & Gallery is proud to announce WAA SCULPTURE WALK 2018, a Public Art Exhibition featuring over 40 internationally and nationally recognized artists and emergent sculptors. WAA Sculpture Walk 2018 opens to the public on July 1 and remains on view until November 1, 2018. Curated by WAA Trustees Mark Mennin and Barbara Talbot, the exhibition is organized by the Washington Art Association & Gallery in collaboration with community partners and the Town of Washington. 

    Curators' Statement: "WAA Sculpture Walk 2018 is an exhibition with no obvious narrative except for the town itself, the hills around it, and the river that runs through it. Washington Depot, named long before our capital, is a focal point in the larger community of Litchfield County, that has a huge tradition of artists, writers, architects, dancers, and musicians both internationally known and self-exiled.

    The landscape is what gives the pieces in this exhibition a narrative commonality. This would include both the creative protagonists that live in Litchfield County, as well as the geography that beckoned them to settle here. This is an exhibition that is as eclectic - full of variety of material, image, and idiom - as its landscape. 

    It demonstrates the different properties of traditional media with works in steel, stone, wood, as well as plastics and earth materials. These are conceptual and site specific installations and kinetic pieces; there are fully rendered figurative works and large gestural works in both temporary and permanent materials. The bond of the background is what holds these placements together.

    Painters Hugh O’Donnell, Caio Fonseca, and Julian Schnabel have been selected for their three-dimensional accomplishments. Michael Steiner, Fitzhugh Karol, and Tom Doyle weigh in with large constructions; Wendell Castle and Ned Smyth have included beautifully modeled abstractions, Marsha Pels and Robert Taplin contributed fully rendered figurative pieces from different methods; while Tim Prentice and Momix Dance Theater bring kinetics to the landscape."


    The Washington Art Association & Gallery (WAA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching our community through education, exhibitions and special events.

    LOCATION: Washington Depot, CT

    OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 14, 2- 6pm

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Daily from 9am - Dusk

    Media contact : For more information, please contact Katharine Manning | katmanning.art@gmail.com

    Social Media: Instagram: @washingtonartassociation @sculpturewalk2018 #WAASculptureWalk #washingtonartassociation Facebook: @WashingtonArtAssociationandGallery

    Participating artists:

    Mary Adams, Lauren Booth, Joy Brown, Arthur Carter, Wendell Castle, Ralph Derby, Tom Doyle, Caio Fonseca, Sam Funk, Joe Gitterman, Harry Gordon, Philip Grausman, Timothy Hochstetter, Fitzhugh Karol, Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, Peter Kirkiles, BJ Las Poñas, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ann Mallory, Mark Mennin, Momix Dance Theater, Peter Muehlhaeusser, Daniel Murray, Hugh O’Donnell, John O’Reilly, Jake Paron, Michael Patterson, Marsha Pels, Jon Piasecki,  Don Porcaro, Tim Prentice, Julian Schnabel, Steve Shaheen, Ned Smyth, Michael Steiner, Frank Stella, William (Bill) Talbot, William Hyde Talbot, Robert Taplin and Lee Tribe. 

  • Balco, Cat School Sun 18x18
    Cat Balco, School Sun, 2018. 18 x 18" acrylic on canvas

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    6/7/2018
    State of Abstraction

    The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to present State of Abstraction, an exhibition of contemporary abstract art by Connecticut artists from May 5 - June 16, 2018. 

     Co-Curated by WAA Exhibitions Committee members Daphne Anderson Deeds and Jacquelyn Gleisner, the selected works will be displayed in both the Washington Art Association & Gallery and the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens exhibition spaces. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 4 - 6 p.m. in both locations.

    Painting, installation, video, sculpture, and prints are included in the exhibition featuring over twenty artists covering all areas of Connecticut. Many of the works update common tropes of abstraction across these different media. Zachary Keeting, of New Haven, composes layers of paint to convey colorful lyric abstraction, while works by Elizabeth Gourlay and Ryan Paxton are contemplative, and Kevin Daly’s paintings are based on geometry.

     Other artists included in the show experiment with new tools, unusual media, or inventive processes. In her studio outside Hartford, Hong Hong makes large-scale paper works using a range of different pulped materials. David Livingston combines 3D modeling programs with his small, spontaneous gouache paintings using video. A familiar craft material is the building block for New Haven artist Suzan Shutan’s interactive pom pom installation. Kinetic sculptor Tim Prentice of Cornwall offers wall-mounted works, Weston artist Joseph Fucigna’s sculpture is made of plastic coated fencing, while Hamden installation artist Howard El-Yasin uses materials that are usually discarded like dryer lint and roasted banana peels. The more than sixty works that comprise State of Abstraction give viewers a thorough overview of abstract art by artists working in Connecticut today.

     State of Abstraction brings an ambitious and vibrant exhibition to Washington Depot’s historic art center. Founded in 1952, the Washington Art Association & Gallery is dedicated to enriching our community through education, exhibitions, and special events. 

    The exhibition is on view May 5 – June 16, 2018

     The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens

    1 Green Hill Road

    Washington Depot, CT 06794

    thejudyblackparkandgardens.org