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Washington Project For The Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave NW
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
6:30pm – 7:30pm | FREE!
Washington Project for the Arts welcomes Lily Cox-Richard, an artist currently in DC as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow (SARF), for an informal talk and meet and greet with DCs arts community. Come get to know the artist and hear more about her recent sculpture series, The Stand, and her participation in the SARF program, while giving her an introduction to DCs thriving arts scene.
Lily Cox-Richard is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. She received her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Stand consists of carved plasters depicting tree stumps, wheat sheaves, and massive quartz crystals, all props that were once used structurally and allegorically in American Neo-Classical figure sculpture. The works in The Stand are all based on marble sculptures by Hiram Powers (1805-1873), once known as The Father of American Sculpture, whose works depicted idealized female figures that symbolized allegorical themes. By shifting the focus to the supporting elements and the contact points, Cox-Richard hopes to show a different allegory: I aim to create a new whole, not a fragment or ruin. In condensing these sculptures down to their supports, figure and ground conflate into new forms, revealing latent content.
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