The Embassy of Latvia will host an exhibit: "Latvian Dimensions: Contemporary Installations and Sculptures", as part of "Europe Week", a week-long celebration of European culture in Washington.
PLACE: 2304 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
DATES: May 9 - 19, 2009,
open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The exhibit will feature installations and sculptures by the following Latvian artists living in the United States: Ilze Dilane, Gints Grinbergs, Karlis Rekevics, Gundega Berzina Seng and Linda Treija.
The exhibit has been curated by Sarma Muiznieks Liepins (American Latvian Association, Cultural Affairs) and Linda Treija.
BACKGROUND ON THE ART AND ARTISTS:
The show will feature new works in varied media by Ilze Dilane, Gints Grinbergs, Karlis Rekevics, Gundega Berzina Seng and Linda Treija. Born in Latvia, Britain and the USA the five featured Latvian artists now hail from San Antonio, Boston, New York City, Washington DC and Houston.
Known as the “Metal man” in the Boston Art World, Grinbergs skillfully welds pulleys, fasteners, shovels, saws, and kitchen utensils into orbs and sculptural brooches of fantasy. Eric Gelber of Artcritical.com muses about Recevics “His complex, white plaster sculptures are intuitively composed amalgamations of anonymous objects found in the urban landscape...” Dilane, who has shown her work extensively in Denmark and Belgium, creates light environments with wire and paper pulp. Specializing in large-scale paintings and set design, Treija has been perfecting burning and staining techniques, and Berzina Seng will bring a Process Installation based on the mythical energy in Latvian Songs to the exhibition space.