03.15.13 – 04.13.13
Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 6 – 8pm
WASHINGTON, DC – On March 15th, artists Hiroshi Jacobs and Casey Hughes will open a show at CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery. Vector Cloud, a large site-specific installation will create a sense of oscillation between two and three-dimensional space as it unfolds through the length of the main gallery space.
Jacobs’ and Hughes’ work informs, and is informed by, their work as practicing architects. Creating art allows them to quickly test ideas that the gestation period of architecture does not allow.
A cloud-like form will fill the gallery and be suspended in mid-air to meet the viewer at eye level. Jacobs’ and Hughes’ installation employs the linear quality of brightly colored bungee cords and metal rods to create a tension between three-dimensional form and flatness. The artists explain, “We’re interested in the individual and combined potential of each dimension, exploring how lines can suggest surfaces, and how surfaces in turn can suggest volume and enclosure. We want to engage the viewer in the perceptual construction of space, and the indeterminacy therein.”
There will be an opening reception with the artists on Friday, March 15 from 6-8pm. Hiroshi Jacobs & Casey Hughes will be giving a talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center on March 16 at 1:30pm.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Casey Hughes, the principal of Casey Hughes Architects, is a licensed architect and a LEED Accredited Design Professional. His design work has won several awards, including first place in the Lyceum Competition and the American Institute of Architects’ Henry Adams Medal for Excellence in Architecture. The work of Casey Hughes Architects has appeared in numerous books and periodicals, including Dwell Magazine and The New York Times. Casey received a Bachelors of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture, graduating valedictorian. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design where his work was selected to appear in numerous publications and exhibitions.
Hiroshi Jacobs’ work has appeared in numerous international publications and exhibitions, including Surface Magazine, Businessweek, Harvard GSD Platform, DesCours New Orleans, La Biennale di Venezia and the Harvard Arts First Festival. Locally his work has been exhibited at Artisphere with the Washington Project for the Arts, Project 4 Gallery, and the (e)merge Art Fair with Flashpoint. He has taught design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Tulane University, and Catholic University. Hiroshi is currently a designer with STUDIOS architecture and was awarded the 2012 Emerging Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects Washington DC Chapter, where he now serves as a member of the Design Excellence Committee. He received his Master in Design Studies degree from Harvard University, where he was the recipient of the Daniel L Shodek Award for Technology and Sustainability, and received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Tulane University.
ABOUT CULTURALDC’S VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM
CulturalDC operates Flashpoint Gallery and produces public art interventions throughout DC. We nurture talented emerging and mid-career artists by providing opportunities for peer learning and mentorship. At Flashpoint Gallery we showcase bold, new work from artists working in a variety of media including site-specific installations, performance pieces, new media and other experimental forms. As a nonprofit gallery free from the constraints of commercial expectations, Flashpoint provides artists and curators a unique opportunity to take creative risks. An advisory panel of noted artists and arts professionals makes programming recommendations for the gallery and provides mentorship and support to exhibiting artists.
Flashpoint Gallery is generously supported by Natalie and Paul Abrams and by DESHO Productions and The Washington Post Company. Hotel Helix is Flashpoint’s 2012-13 Hotel Partner. Marvin is CulturalDC’s 2012-13 Wine Partner.
Funding for CulturalDC is generously provided by The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, The Kresge Foundation, the MARPAT Foundation, the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Share Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and many other generous partners.
Flashpoint is a multi-disciplinary arts space. Flashpoint includes a contemporary art gallery, the 75-seat Mead Theatre Lab, the Coors Dance Studio and shared office space for arts organizations.
Hiroshi Jacobs & Casey Hughes: Vector Cloud
Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 6-8pm
Exhibition: March 15 – April 13, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6 pm or by appointment
For more information: Call 202.315.1310 or visit culturaldc.org
CulturalDC • 916 G Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001
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