Gallery Openings and Events

Joseph Corcoran and Katherine Mann Featured in WPA’s Lobby Project

Photo courtesy of WPA.

Photo courtesy WPA

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Opening Reception: Thursday, June 12 from 6pm to 8pm

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WPA announces the fifth Lobby Project installation, this time featuring Joseph Corcoran and Katherine Mann for their exhibit The Uncommon Intersection, as a continuation of the project in partnership with NoMa BID.

The Uncommon Intersection is a collaborative body of work created with glass and acrylic painting. Blown glass and acrylic paint on paper are not normally synonymous. A sculpture stays in the 3rd dimension as a painter doesn’t normally stray to far from their canvas or paper. Corcoran and Mann employed many different methods to integrate the work. For example, they reflected Mann’s imagery from large mirrored sculptures, magnifying the work through solid glass. Her paintings were also placed on top of the glass forms, through the forms and behind them. This process created an integrated language that upon stepping back one cannot tell where the painting begins and the sculpture ends.

About The Lobby Project
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) partners with the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) to create a changing installation of artwork by outstanding artists for the NoMa Lobby Project. The Lobby Project, made possible by a grant from the Office of Planning, creates a new space in an existing place. The project is an activation of an office lobby at 1200 First St. NE, with a ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker series, art, wifi, lectures, and the creation of a new social and professional gathering space. Previous installations have included work by Gabriel Mellan, Amanda Leigh Burnham, Edmond van der Bijl, and Fawna Xiao.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE. For more information visit wpadc.org/lobby-project-joseph-corcoran-and-katherine-mann.

Editor’s Note: The Uncommon Intersections was first shown at the Montpelier Arts Center read details here.

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