Art by Carol Brown Goldberg –whose large, abstract paintings hang in a GWSB conference room – now decorates the outside of the School.
A tall, modernist, bronze sculpture by Goldberg, entitled “EdW,” has been installed at the corner of 23rd and G Streets, just outside Funger Hall. The whimsical piece has rings, a spigot and sections painted in primary colors. The sculpture is named for Edmund de Waal, a British ceramic artist.
Goldberg – a Washington, D.C.-based artist whose works have been shown all over the world and are displayed throughout Washington in galleries, sculpture gardens and on streets – loaned the School two paintings in February. The complementary canvasses feature brightly colored patterns and hang in a 6th floor Duques Hall meeting space.
Goldberg, who has a long-standing professional association with Lenore D. Miller, director and chief curator of GW’s University Art Galleries, said in an interview earlier this year that having her work on display in public is “a gift,” and that she hopes her art energizes and inspires those who see it.
GW President Steven Knapp, who delivered brief remarks at the recent sculpture dedication, said the piece adds “a colorful note” to the neighborhood and “serves to highlight GW’s vigorous commitment to promoting the arts on campus.”
Knapp said GW’s Arts Initiative, launched several years ago, tries to make the arts an everyday part of education, whether formally or informally, for each student.
In Washington, in addition to the corner outside Funger Hall, Goldberg’s work can been seen at Ward Circle, a traffic circle at the intersection of Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues in northwest D.C.; in the sculpture garden at Washington’s Kreeger Museum; and in a National Institutes of Health reception center, among other locations.
Posted by gwsb on October 24, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.