Fri, 10/12/2012 (All day) - Wed, 10/31/2012 (All day)
Coup d'Espace: Palimpsest
Where |Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave NW
About This Event
Curated by Steven H. Silberg, independent artist & Lecturer of Fine Arts at UMBC and Neil C. Jones, independent artist & Professor at MICA and Anne Arundel Community College
Location: Washington Project for the Arts, 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Opening Reception: October 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Coup d'Espace: Palimpsest is an exploration of layering and digital representation of information. Selected works will be photographed and these images will be uploaded to the web and linked to a QR code. Then the work will be white-washed, scraped away or otherwise covered over, leaving few remnants of the original. The appropriate QR code will be transferred to the original "surface" of the obliterated artwork. The new work will be an abstract geometric form, a digital representation of the original artwork. It is these new, altered works that will be exhibited, while representations of the original work are only available with the aid of technology.
Palimpsest is part of Coup d'Espace, WPA's member-generated programming series. Coup d'Espace invites artists and curators to utilize the WPA office as a laboratory or workshop space, to introduce new and in-process projects and present challenging ideas.