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CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery Presents Fairway

Photo courtesy of CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery.

Photo courtesy of CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Friday, September 18 from 6pm to 8pm

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CulturalDC presents Baltimore-based artist Kyle Bauer’s sculptural installation Fairway from September 19 – October 17, 2015. This entirely new body of work serves as a continuance of the artist’s studio research of signs, beacons, buoys and the navigable pathways where they exist. The mixed media sculptures establish a fairway of sorts (a “navigable area in a body or channel of water”) while responding to the architecture of the Flashpoint Gallery.

Bauer’s use of pattern, color and texture evokes a sense of playfulness that invites the viewer to explore the sculptures’ carefully plotted layout. The individual works are oriented to aid viewer as they navigate the gallery space. “My intention is to convey balance, tension, and control,” Bauer says.

The artist’s visual library, language, and material knowledge come from his history with restoration and preservation, particularly of houses and furniture.  Bauer composes his sculptures by arranging, stacking, and piling—trusting the instincts of building. By using singular objects and their imagery in repetition, he breaks down objects into their purest representational forms.

About the Artist
Kyle Bauer moved to Baltimore after receiving his MFA from Louisiana State University in 2011. He recently completed a three-year residency at Baltimore Clayworks, and is a 2014 Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist, a 2015 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Award recipient, and a finalist for the 2015 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award. He has had recent exhibitions at The Walters Art Museum, Vox Populi, Randall Scott Projects, McDaniel College, Arlington Art Center, School 33 Art Center, and Maryland Art Place. Since 2011, Bauer’s mixed media sculptures and installations have been featured in over two dozen exhibitions in the Mid-Atlantic region, most notably, an exhibition in Galway Ireland at The Shed. He was also invited to present at MAP Gallery’s THIRTY speaker series, a program that brings attention to thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm
  • or by appointment

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW. For more information visit www.culturaldc.org.

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