DC -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Betsabeé Romero:
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Description of Pictures: Betsabeé Romero
Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 20, 2020
The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeé Romero (b. 1963) form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. To create her four sculptures developed expressly for this installation, Romero assembled carved and painted tires into totemic structures that speak to themes of human migration and the natural environment. She embraces materials and techniques relating to popular culture. Using a process similar to tattooing, she carves figures and intricate patterns into the sidewalls and treads of tires, and then fills in the motifs with gleaming metallic paint. Romero’s sculptures are the first works featured in the Sculpture Project to incorporate interior lighting, which gives each piece an otherworldly glow.
The New York Avenue Sculpture Project is the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists in Washington, D.C.
The Sculpture Project illustrates the museum’s long-term commitment to the artistic beautification of New York Avenue, fostering a vibrant new identity for the neighborhood just east of the White House. Established in in 2010, the evolving public art program is a collaboration between the museum, the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID), the DC Office of Planning, and other local agencies.
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Description of Subject Matter: New York Avenue Sculpture Project
New York Ave NW
between 12th & 13th
The New York Avenue Sculpture Project is the first and only major outdoor sculpture corridor in the Nation’s capital, featuring changing installations of world-class art by women.
This private-public partnership spearheaded by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) was developed in collaboration with the DC Office of Planning and the Downtown BID.
The Sculpture Project is a revitalization initiative that will change the face of downtown New York Avenue, N.W. between 13th and 9th streets so that it once again becomes a destination point. Not only will this new public art space transform the downtown D.C. area, but it will also promote cultural tourism and provide free access to the arts for the community.
The above is from http://www.downtowndc.org/go/new-york-avenue-sculpture-project
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday.
That's it so far!