Transformer is proud to present the 8th year of our Exercises for Emerging Artists program with E8: Sculpture, featuring three individual exhibitions of site-specific installation work by emerging sculptors: Oreen Cohen, Sean Lundgren andLindsay Rowinski, marking each of the artists' first DC solo exhibitions.
Launched at Transformer in March 2004, the Exercises For Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development, and to advance participating artists' creative careers. Consisting of a series of intensive bi-weekly gatherings spanning three months, the program is designed to stimulate and encourage participating artists via peer and mentor critique as they create new work.
E8: Sculpture Guest Facilitator and DC based artist Joe Hicks says about the Exercises: "I was greatly enthused to work with Transformer; during my experience I learned the importance of place and how place can affect our creative process. Though these artists developed individual works and ideas, I was surprised to discover how interlaced all of their concepts actually are and how they reference the persistent demolition and construction in the DC area, suggesting profound influence from our local environment. When you visit these three solo exhibitions, you will notice underlining themes that revolve around place, experience, and material." In addition to peer critique sessions, the participating artists received mentorship and critical feedback on their work from guest artist facilitator Joe Hicks, and visiting artist mentors: Kyan Bishop, Mary Early, Laurel Lukaszewski, and Ledelle Moe.
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