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Sculpted: Histories Revealed

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Art review: ‘Sculpted: Histories Revealed’

Biennial Foggy Bottom sculpture exhibition features work both subtle and subversive.


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, May 16, 2014

Every two years, the tiny front yards and byways of the Foggy Bottom neighborhood are taken over by an invasive species known as contemporary art. Sponsored by the Foggy Bottom Association, the series of increasingly adventurous outdoor--sculpture shows (now in its fourth season) has featured everything from figures resembling creepy rag dolls to a towering stack of orange traffic cones.

This year’s show, titled “Sculpted: Histories Revealed,” includes work by such acclaimed artists as ceramicist Laurel Lukaszewski, glass sculptor Graham Caldwell and Mariah Anne Johnson, whose preferred medium is bed sheets. The exhibition opens Saturday at 4 p.m. with a tour led by curator Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams starting at 842 New Hampshire Ave. NW (the southwest corner of New Hampshire Avenue and I Street). A reception follows from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Watergate Gallery, 2552 Virginia Ave. NW.