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Artina 2022: A Space in Place
Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and Sandy Spring Museum
On View September 21 – November 5, 2022
Juried by Natalie Fulgencio-Turner
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 12-2pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 12-2pm
The Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Christine Lee Tyler
ARTINA 2022: A space in place presents the work of fifteen Mid-Atlantic artists on the grounds of the Sandy Spring Museum. Now in its sixth year, ARTINA provides a forum for artists to interact with the landscape as a setting for sculptural practice, with the goal of bringing greater attention to the natural environment as a resource and inspiration for art and community engagement.
“This is not the place for this…”
Have you ever entered a space and felt like something happening there was out of place? A small beauty parlor in the middle of a busy thoroughfare. A children’s playground under a freeway. Perhaps you wondered if activity around you would be more fitting elsewhere, in a different place.
If place is physical and space is abstract — cultural and emotional— what are the agreements that dictate their relationship? How through the use of space does one alter, improve, or rupture a place? As we navigate the multilayered experiences of existing within spaces and places, we encounter physical and metaphorical dichotomies.
Spatial theory from the previous century calls these opposing spaces heterotopias: “worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet distinguishing themselves.”(Foucault).
The theory provides some frameworks and examples, yet remains open for our discussion.
This exhibit investigates spaces that are in opposition to the places where they exist. Layering social, cultural, political constructs. Playing with function and other elements to dictate, manipulate, or convey the relationship. Taking the concept to new spaces of thought.
— Natalie Fulgencio-Turner
ABOUT THE JUROR
With a background in museology and exhibition design, Natalie Fulgencio-Turner has curated, developed, designed, and managed a variety of multicultural and multilingual exhibitions and experiences. Her practice has proceeded with a focus on sustainable partnerships and convivial experiences as can be seen in her projects with the International Monetary Fund, community galleries of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, collaborations with local artists at the Arlington Arts Center, and atypical locations in the DC metro area through the Black Market Art/Common Collective DC initiative.
Sandy Spring Museum, located in Sandy Spring Maryland, serves as a catalyst for community building by providing opportunities for creative engagement in a range of cultural arts. The museum offers the environment and inspiration for artists and community members to create and host events, performances, activities, and exhibits, which engage, stimulate, and bring people together. The SSM grounds are open daily and many special events and programs are offered throughout the year, as are private rentals.
The Sandy Spring Museum grounds are open daily from Dawn til Dusk.
The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to over 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.
WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
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Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.