What a Relief: Phillips@THEARC Show

What a Relief: small relief sculptures is a juried exhibition of relief sculptures organized by The Phillips Collection and Washington Sculptors Group (WSG), and presented at Phillips@THEARC. WSG is a nonprofit that promotes awareness and understanding of sculpture by organizing exhibitions and events that are free to the public. The artists-members of WSG were invited to submit works that engage and expand upon the tradition of relief sculpture in contemporary terms. From over 80 entries, two jurors from The Phillips Collection—Nehemiah Dixon III, Director of Community Engagement, and Vesela Sretenović, Cross-departmental Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives and Partnerships—have selected 37 works by artists ranging from age 15–81 to be presented at Phillips@THEARC from January 11 to March 18, 2022.

Phillips@THEARC is The Phillips Collection’s satellite campus, consisting of a workshop space and gallery, in Southeast DC. It is a part of Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), a community space that brings families east of the Anacostia River world-class services through its resident partners.

1801 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Exhibition Viewing Hours: Thursday & Friday, 11 am-7 pm

Full artists bios are available upon request. Please contact jmitchell@phillipscollection.org.

David Alfuth     
Sondra N. Arkin
c.l. bigelow
Janet Brome    
Christopher Corson      
Patrick Craig    
Alonzo Davis
Marilyn Geldzahler
Joanne Kent
Wanjin Kim      
Chee-Keong Kung
Elaine Langerman        
Heidi Lippman  
Ruth Lozner
Dalya Luttwak
Nicole Maloof
Sharon Pierce McCullough
Kass McGowan
Kristina Penhoet          
Ana Rendich    
Marc Robarge
Jean Sausele-Knodt      
Gail Shaw-Clemons
Tatyana Shramko
Ann Standrod  
Michael Stewart
Steve Wanna   
Cindy Winnick  
Jenny Wu

Top left to right:

Alonzo Davis, Microclimate VI, 2021, Mix media, surf sail fragment with bamboo on cradled board, 14 x 13 x 4 in., Courtesy of artist

Christopher Romer, Hunters Moon over Silver Lake, 2021, North American woods, household enamel paints, hardware and sand, 16 x 16 x 12 in., Courtesy of artist

Bottom left to right:

Chee Keong Kung, Slow Light X, 2021, Wood, metal, gesso, acrylic, graphite, and color pencil, 8 ½ x 14 x 3 in., Courtesy of artist

Gail Shaw-Clemons, I’m Done #1, 2021, Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching ink on 100% rag paper, 15 x 11 in., Courtesy of artist