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Don’t forget to #LookUp in #HeavyMetal2018 — #AliceHope’s untitled hanging sculpture sparkles as you move around the work. It’s made from steel ball chains, used fishing tackle, and found net. 🤩
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[📷 Sarah Baker]
Last Chance: “Hung Liu In Print” closes today!
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In her”Seven Poses” group of prints, #HungLiu collages images of ancient sculpture and pottery onto the figures of 19th-century Chinese courtesans.
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She also juxtaposes them with motifs seen in traditional Chinese painting. The circles in Liu’s art allude to the punctuation at the end of a sentence as well as to #Zen #Buddhist concepts of emptiness and wholeness.
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Animals also have significance in her work. The swan represents grace & beauty, the crane symbolizes happiness & eternal youth, and the cricket means good luck!
Happy #Caturday! #DYK @judy.chicago’s studio was overrun with feline friends while she was working on #TheDinnerParty?
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The #JudyChicago archives in the #NMWALibrary contain archival photos of some some of these cuddly kittens.
🎨🎂💐 Happy Birthday to the one-and-only #FridaKahlo!
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#DYK “Self Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky” (1937) is the only Kahlo portrait in D.C.? She’s also one of our visitor favorites. Scroll through for a special #FridaFriday today!
French artist and writer #JeanCocteau was born #otd. Photographer #LouiseDahlWolfe, best known for her fashion photography and work for @harpersbazaarus, photographed Cocteau in 1955.
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In this clever composition, both Cocteau and a figure in the artwork behind him are angled similarly. At the same time, the artwork’s figure seems to look toward Cocteau.
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With his back to the artwork and a subtle grin on his face, do you think Cocteau was aware of the framing of this work?
“Alexa, please grab my sleeping mask.”— visitor @sophia.audrey
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#GillianWearing wore silicone masks that resemble other people—and herself at younger ages—for a series of photographic portraits. “Sleeping Mask” (2004) relates to these portraits and represents the artist’s face at about age 40.
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🎭 Made with wax (reinforced with polymer resin) and paint
🎆 Want more fireworks? Take a gander at the #MuseumFireworksShow!
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Like #4thOfJuly fireworks, #PollyApfelbaum's "Night Flowering" contains an exuberant explosion of abstract florals, color, and energy.
😓 Happy #FourthofJuly! Escape the #IndependenceDay heat and cool down in NMWA’s galleries with larger-than-life photographs by #DeborahPaauwe. The museum is OPEN until 5 p.m.
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[📷 @constancerouge]
“Standing in one of favorite locations at the @womeninthearts...between these two queens 👑 by @asherald: They Call Me Redbone but I’d Rather Be Strawberry Shortcake and It Made Sense…Mostly In Her Mind 😍” — @squeakiewheel
🔥🔥🔥 It’s HOT outside. Cool down with some art for FREE #CommunityDay from noon to 5 p.m. today.
#PaulaCastillo’s manipulation of metal shows that the artist relishes in the material’s inherent properties like sheen, as in 1️⃣ “Tethered” and rigidity, as seen in 2️⃣ “The Second Part.” She also gives metal a soft and pliable look in 3️⃣ “Inverted Star.”
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#HeavyMetal2018 #MetalWork #5WomenArtists #acreativedc #WomenSculptors #BYThings
Material Matters: “Heavy Metal” artists use a diverse array of metals to create unique, textural works.
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#AliceHope (@alice___hope) strings together recycled #Budweiser tabs to create a dense, polished spiral.
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#SusieGanch (@susieganch) employs steel and enameled copper to create a layered, lively surface.
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#CarolinaRieckofBrommer unravels metal sponges to create a lightweight, wearable metal sculpture.
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[📷 @district_atelier]