Exploring the Influence of Sustainability
on Contemporary Art

Presented by:

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), and
Washington Sculptors Group (WSG)

Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, July 17, 2011
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 875-1100

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 7-10pm

Curator Talks:

Saturday, May 21, 3pm with Sara Reisman;
Saturday, June 11, 3pm with Welmoed Laanstra;
Saturday, June 25, 3pm with Ernesto M. Santalla

Participating artists include:
Jane Benson (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Booker (College Park, MD), Greg Braun (Hartwood, VA), Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain), Michael Cataldi (Brooklyn, NY), Ronit Eisenbach (Takoma Park, MD), Gregory Euclide (Le Sueur, MN), Tom Greaves (Washington, DC), Rachel Higgins (Brooklyn, NY), Christopher K. Ho (New York, NY), Mariah Anne Johnson (Washington, DC), Morgana King (New Orleans, LA), Barbara Liotta (Washington, DC), LoVid (New York, NY), Mary Mattingly (New York, NY), Jens Praet (Florence, Italy), Cordy Ryman (New York, NY), Katrín Sigurdardóttir (New York, NY), Dan Steinhilber (Washington, DC), Tattfoo Tan (Staten Island, NY), Katja Toporski (Takoma Park, MD), Lina Vargas De La Hoz (Silver Spring, MD), Julia von Eichel (Brooklyn, NY), and Ishmael Randall Weeks (Brooklyn, NY and Cusco, Peru).

Contain, Maintain, Sustain is on view in Artisphere's Terrace and Works-in-Progress galleries. The exhibition was conceived to take stock of the ways in which concerns around sustainability are being articulated and visualized by contemporary artists today. Curators Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman, and Ernesto Santalla selected a group of 24 international and locally-based artists to present work that activates and complicates the local/global dynamic that has historically framed ideas about reuse and conservation of environmental resources.