DC:ART: Art21: BALANCE Advance Screening at Hillyer Art Space

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Rackstraw DownesInternational Arts and Artists’ HILLYER ART SPACE HOSTS AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT FEATURING AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF THE FOURTH EPISODEFROM SEASON SIX OF THE PEABODY AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FROM PBSART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY | BALANCE

Washington, D.C. | Thursday Night May 3, 2012

Free and open to the public, 7pm to 9pm.
HILLYER ART SPACE, a non-profit contemporary art gallery and branch of International Arts and Artists, in partnership with Art21 as part of its Access ’12 initiative, presents a sneak preview in advance of the premiere of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, on May 3rd at 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008. The event features a panel-lead discussion to follow the screening, and refreshments for audience members. This event is free and open to the public, however donations are always accepted.

We will be capping attendance at 45 guests, so reserve your seats in advance by emailing julieh

Thursday | May 3, 2012

Episode 4: BALANCE

Balance, airing May 4, features Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze. Through sculpture, paintings, and installations, the artists in this hour grapple with equilibrium and disequilibrium as they create highly structured works that challenge conventional notions of perception and representation.

Having painted in small-town Maine and downtown Manhattan, British-born Downes travels through rural Texas in search of new landscapes to inspire his panoramic paintings which explore the quandaries of representing the three dimensional world in two dimensions.

Mangold, from his country studio in upstate New York, translates the most basic of formal elements-shape, line, and color-into paintings, prints, and drawings whose simplicity of form expresses complex ideas. On a much larger scale, Mangold creates a permanent installation of tall, colored glass panels at the federal courthouse in Buffalo, NY.

Sze builds her installations and intricate sculptures from the minutiae of everyday life, imbuing mundane materials, marks, and processes with surprising significance. In New York City’s High Line park, she strikes a balance between form and function as she creates a sculpture as post-modern bird habitat as well as a study of architectural perspective and space.

Email julieh to reserve your seats for the screening and following discussion.

ABOUT ART21

Over the last decade, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series Art in the Twenty-First Century. The organization has used the power of digital media to expose millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

In addition to its PBS series and year-round series-based education and public programs efforts, Art21 has expanded its film production and educational efforts in recent years. Several new initiatives have been launched in the past year including New York Close Up, a new documentary series on Art and Life in New York City, and the premiere of Art21’s first feature film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. Art21 also offers Art21 Educators, an ongoing professional development program for teachers now entering its fourth year.

art21.org | Find Art21 on Facebook and Twitter.

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USAT infoGallery Hours: 12pm – 5pm Monday, 12pm – 6pm Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 5pm Saturday.

Otherwise by appointment

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A’s services include a Traveling Exhibition Service, the Hillyer Art Space gallery, the Design Studio, the Cultural Exchange Program, and Membership Services for artists and the arts-interested public.

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