Every summer, our walls take a vacation and travel the world for ’Scapes — The Art League’s annual not-your-parents’-landscape show — and we break out the pedestals for the annual sculpture exhibit. This year, it’s going by the name Structures.
’Scapes was once called The American Landscape Exhibit, but in recent years it’s become an international, all-media exploration of spaces big and small: traditional landscapes alongside man-made cityscapes, close-up views, and abstracted interpretations of places around the planet. We’ll be adding some of those places to the map on this Pinterest board.
This year’s sculpture exhibit brings 16 stellar examples of 3-D work by Art League artists, denoted by the blue cards. You’ll find sculptors using traditional materials along with found objects like guitar strings, golf clubs, and porcupine quills. Stacy Cantrell crocheted the life-size Aphrodite of DC, seen at the top of this post.
Structures was juried by Rosemary Luckett, and Olivia Kohler-Maga juried ’Scapes.
Tomorrow is also Second Thursday, which means it’s your chance to celebrate at the opening reception and meet the artists! The opening reception starts at 6:30 pm. There are also some Torpedo Factory visiting artists giving presentations in the main hall starting at 5:00.
You’re probably aware there’s also a third Art League exhibit open right now — Influence & Inspiration, on view at the Athenaeum down the street (preview here). You can attend that opening reception in a few weeks, on Sunday, September 7.