The closing date for the exhibition “Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016” at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum has been extended through Jan. 16, 2017.
“Visions and Revisions” presents the work of Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask and Norwood Viviano, contemporary artists expanding the boundaries of their mediums through innovative approaches to their materials and techniques. The exhibition includes more than 70 objects showcasing a range of early and new works by each artist. Signature works by each are be displayed, including Morgin’s to-scale clay depictions of a “decaying” grand piano and a low-rider car and Viviano’s room-sized installation “Global Cities,” comprising suspended forms of fused and sculpted glass depicting burgeoning world populations.
Nora Atkinson, the museum’s Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, organized the exhibition. The artists were selected by Atkinson; Suzanne Ramljak, curator of exhibitions at the American Federation of Arts and editor at Metalsmith; and Anna Walker, the Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Craft at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A catalog is available for purchase ($34.95) in the museum’s store and online. The press release and exhibition press kit are available in the museum’s press room.
The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation Endowment provides support for the “Renwick Invitational.” The Cohen Family’s generosity in creating this endowment makes possible this biennial series highlighting outstanding craft artists who are deserving of wider national recognition.
About the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. The museum’s main building is located at Eighth and F streets N.W., above the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station. Museum hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 25). Its Renwick Gallery, a branch museum dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts, is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. The Renwick is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. Follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000. Museum information (recorded): (202) 633-7970. Website: americanart.si.edu.