WAA Sculpture Walk 2018Washington Depot, CT www.waasculpturewalk.com
“WAA Sculpture Walk 2018 is an exhibition with no obvious narrative except for the town itself, the hills around it, and the river that runs through it. Washington Depot, named long before our capital, is a focal point in the larger community of Litchfield County, that has a huge tradition of artists, writers, architects, dancers, and musicians both internationally known and self-exiled.
The landscape is what gives the pieces in this exhibition a narrative commonality. This would include both the creative protagonists that live in Litchfield County, as well as the geography that beckoned them to settle here. This is an exhibition that is as eclectic - full of variety of material, image, and idiom - as its landscape.
It demonstrates the different properties of traditional media with works in steel, stone, wood, as well as plastics and earth materials. These are conceptual and site specific installations and kinetic pieces; there are fully rendered figurative works and large gestural works in both temporary and permanent materials. The bond of the background is what holds these placements together.
Painters Hugh O’Donnell , Caio Fonseca , and Julian Schnabel have been selected for their three-dimensional accomplishments. Michael Steiner , Fitzhugh Karol , and Tom Doyle weigh in with large constructions; Wendell Castle and Ned Smyth have included beautifully modeled abstractions, Marsha Pels and Robert Taplin contributed fully rendered figurative pieces from different methods; while Tim Prentice and Momix bring kinetics to the landscape.”
- Barbara Hyde Talbot and Mark Mennin