Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group
in Collaboration with the Salzlandmuseum
Pfännerstr. 41, Germany
December 18, 2015 - February 28, 2016
Salzlandmuseum, Wednesday, December 17, 2015, 7pm
Local excavations of four circular grave systems between the villages of Schönebeck and Pömmelte-Zackmünde have revealed an ancient monument site called the “German Woodhenge.” Inspired by the mysterious site at Schönebeck, Germany, 23 artists created small sculptures to generate a dialogue regarding the surrounding excavation sites and the extraordinary scientific findings in the overall context of prehistoric monuments across cultures. Selected by Juror Anne Reeve, these 23 artists represent multiple countries, including artists from the United States, Ireland, Mexico, and Germany. Anne Reeve is Assistant Curator at the Glenstone Museum, Potomac MD.
The contextual analysis and exploration of this site through art projects is intended to reveal a deeper understanding of people’s lives in prehistoric times, and allow artists’ interpretation on topics of the cosmos, nature and contemporary culture, as well as past and future societies.
Thirty-two small-scale sculptures created within a “micro” format convey a global perspective that is informed by either the artist’s own personal background, or by experiences with other cultures and peoples internationally or locally. Their global perspectives and diverse artistic approaches interact with concepts of monumentality with regards to space, time, place, and cultural understanding.
Artists: Julia Bloom, Greg Braun, Elsab Dixon, Stephanie Firestone, Felicia Glidden, Carol B. Goldberg, Tom Greaves, Edel Gregan, Jonathan Guyer, Kelly Lorraine Hendrickson, Jin Lee, Leigh Maddox, Jacqueline Maggi, James Mallos, Kass McGowan, Elizabeth Miller, Jim Paulsen, Tatyana Schremko, Mike Shaffer, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Garret Strang, Lawrence S. Watson, Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin.
About the Juror: Anne Reeve serves as assistant curator at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD. Her writing has appeared in Art in America and Art Papers, and she is currently at work on a publication to accompany Glenstone's upcoming exhibition of works by late American artist Fred Sandback.
Micro-Monuments is organized by Washington Sculptors Group, a non-profit organization founded in 1984 dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public.