Exhibition of Public Artworks by Krebs and Gilliam Opens Friday

Day Eight is pleased to be partnering with Washington Studio School and Brink Media on an exhibition of public art works by DC Arts legends Rockne Krebs and Sam Gilliam, opening reception to take place Tuesday, July 24th from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Click to RSVP for the opening on Facebook.

The curator for the exhibition is Mollie Berger Salah, and the exhibition director is Robert Bettmann. The catalog essay is by John Anderson.

This exhibition includes never-before-displayed items provided by architect Steven Spurlock, who assisted Gilliam for more than 20 years.

A curator’s talk will be held Friday August 3rd from 6:00-7:00pm at the Gallery, with special presentation by Steven Spurlock.

Click to RSVP for the Curator’s talk, Friday August 3rd.

Longtime studio-mates, Krebs and Gilliam present a model to today’s artists, illuminating the artistic trajectory from gallery to public art commissions.

Curator Mollie Berger wrote, “The objective is to represent the planning and design of public art projects, both built and unbuilt, by two artists who used vastly different materials, but seem to be concerned with similar elements of space, color and presence…Gilliam’s brightly colored, interlocking shapes offer a counterpoint to the gray steel and stone that surround them. Krebs’s penetrating light displays surpass the physical space itself and reach for the sun and stars that inspired the artist.”

The exhibition will be open July 23 – August 10, 2018.

The Washington Studio School Gallery is located at 2129 S Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Connected to the exhibition, archival materials are being placed on the Jefferson Place Gallery Archive website, produced by Brink Media. Click to view the Jefferson Place Gallery Archive.

This exhibition has been funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.