An exhibition co-curated by Sarah Tanguy and Stewart Watson and featuring the works of seventeen artists chosen from studio visits throughout Area 405's accompanying Oliver Street Studios.
The exhibition will include new and recent existing works by:
Amy Boone McCreesh, Antonio McAfee, Benjamin Piwowar, Breon Gilleran, David Page, David Ubias, Jackie Milad, James Vose, Joshua Wade Smith, Kyle Tata, Laura White, Liz Donadio, Margaret Rogers, Mary Anne Arntzen, Paul Jeanes, Steven Pearson, Zoe Friedman.
The cumulative biographies and exhibition records of this group of artists are astounding. They are Trawick Prize winners, Sondheim Prize Finalists & Semifinalists, many have having exhibited at The Walters Art Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Evergreen Museum, and too many exhibition spaces and university galleries to count.
The exhibition dates: are February 20th -March 20
Opening Artist Reception: Saturday, February 20th 6-9:30pm
Gallery hours Sunday 28 feb 12-3, and by appointment -email@example.com
Alloverstreet Art walk and artist talk Friday March 4th 6:30 -9pm
Sat march 12 Green Gala (ticketed event) 7-11 pm
Friday- Sunday March 18-20 Tool Library Symposium (ticketed event)
Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer, as well as a curator for Art in Embassies (AIE), U.S. Department of State, in Washington, DC. Since 1983, Tanguy has developed over a hundred and fifty exhibitions. Recent independent exhibitions include“Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art,” Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania; the 20th anniversary exhibition for The Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C.; “Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art,” Katonah Museum of Art, New York; and an ongoing exhibition program for the American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland. She was associate curator of the public art collection at the new Washington Convention Center (spring 2000-winter 2002). In addition to numerous exhibition-related
essays, she has written for The Washington Times, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Glass, American Craft, Metalsmith, Urbanite, Hand Print Workshop International, Turning Points, Mid-Atlantic Country, Baltimore, and Readers Digest.
As an AIE curator, Tanguy has created over 75 exhibitions of American art for U.S. ambassadorial residences overseas since fall 2004. She has also curated four art collections for the public areas of the new US embassies in Addis Ababa, Helsinki, Monrovia, and Sarajevo, and is currently working on the art collections for Ankara, Athens, Moscow, Niamey, Oslo, Taipei, and The Hague. The exhibitions and collections bring together works by contemporary U.S. and host country artists around shared themes, and include painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and new media work, and works on paper.
The daughter of a diplomat, Tanguy was born in Penang, Malaysia. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Georgetown University. While working on her a Master of Art degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she returned to Washington, D.C., as a summer intern at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Thereafter, she has worked at the National Gallery, the International Exhibitions Foundation, The Tremaine Collection, the International Sculpture Center, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Hechinger Collection, and Art in Embassies.