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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

G Fine Art presents Dan Steinhilber’s "Mixed Bag"

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Opening reception October 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Photo Courtesy of G Fine Art

Exhibit runs from October 30 - December 11

G Fine Art presents Dan Steinhilber’s latest exhibition, Mixed Bag. During the next six-weeks Steinhilber will make work in the gallery itself, engaging the commercial environment as both material and as studio space.

Starting with a lawn mower, broom, and iron, items associated with quotidien suburban existence, Steinhilber will create installations throughout the gallery, transforming it into the site of his sculptural experiments using tools associated with domestic chores.  The gallery audience will witness Steinhilber making these works, and dialogue with him as he folds his private concerns together with public discourse.  Shredded plastic bags will transform the floor with the brushstroke of the broom, and photographic snapshot “castings” will capture the indexical traces of his actions, creating an archive of images from his temporary installations. 

Working last summer at the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York with a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Washington Project for the Arts, Steinhilber invited the public to participate in his sculptural practice.  For his series of  "earthbound" angels, members of the community worked with Steinhilber to cast their bodies in concrete in the manner of snow angels, resulting in a legion of everyday saints that was exhibited on the grounds of the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.

Dan Steinhilber received his MFA from American University in 2002, and has been working and living in Washington DC since his student days. He has exhibited widely in the region in commercial and alternative venues alike.  Steinhilber has participated in numerous solo and group shows at museums and art spaces internationally  including, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Des Moines Art Center, the MCA Houston, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh PA, Brigham Young University Museum Of Art, Provo UT,  Cheekwood, Mass MOCA, SECCA in Winston Salem, NC, and the Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea in Siena, Italy.

Future projects include a solo show on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Raleigh, NC and a show at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC in 2012

G Fine Art is located at 1350 Florida Ave, NE Washington, DC  20002.  Gallery Hours are Wednesday – Saturday noon – 6 pm  For more information contact 202.462.1601 or visit  www.gfineartdc.com

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