The Phillips Collection acquires artworks by six Washington-area artists—Carol Antezana, Desmond Beach, Nekisha Durrett, Kim Llerena, Aaron Maier-Carretero, and Marta Pérez García—featured in the museum’s juried invitational Inside Outside, Upside Down.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent social upheaval, The Phillips Collection presented Inside Outside, Upside Down, a juried invitational guest curated by leading DC artist Reneé Stout that was on view from July 17 to September 12, 2021. The museum invited artists of the greater Washington area to submit recent artwork that addressed the unprecedented events of the past year. More than 800 artists submitted over 1,300 artworks.
Comprising 65 works by artists at various stages of their careers, the exhibition showcased the vitality of the DC artistic community. Works in the exhibition were made available for purchase by the public, with all proceeds going to the artist.
A centerpiece of The Phillips Collection’s 100th anniversary celebration, Inside Outside, Upside Down continues museum founder Duncan Phillips‘s steadfast commitment to acquire, present, and promote the work of local artists. We are proud to enrich our growing collection with works that reflect important issues of our time.
Following a formal selection process, the Phillips has acquired the following six works for its permanent collection.
(Source: Phillips Gallery Press Release)