November 20, 2014, 7-9pm
South Capitol Street Facade
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I (Eye) Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
AMBER ROBLES-GORDON CREATES NEW PUBLIC ART COMMISSION FOR WPA'S SOUTH CAPITOL SKYSCAPE SERIES.
WPA presents a new work by DC-based artist Amber Robles-Gordon for the second installation in its South Capitol Skyscape series. For the 50-foot banner on the South Capitol Street façade of the hotel, WPA has excerpted a portion of Robles-Gordon's new work entitled At the Altar: Dance of the Serpents. Created through her signature assemblage process combining textiles and found objects, the work takes new form using a recycled hammock as its support and foundation, representing the structural constructs of the past and the restrictive patterns of repetitive thinking.
The original sculpture featured in the banner will be on view in the lounge of the Capitol Skyline Hotel from October 29 through November 28, 2014.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amber Robles-Gordon (Howard University, M.F.A.) is a Washington, DC-based mixed media artist whose preferred medium is collage and assemblage. Her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience. Robles-Gordon focuses on fusing found objects to convey her own personal memories inspired by nature, womanhood, and her belief in recycling energy and materials.
ABOUT SOUTH CAPITOL SKYSCAPE
Utilizing the unique and historic façade of the Capitol Skyline Hotel, South Capitol Skyscape will present a rotating series of oversize contemporary art installations, featuring the work of both local and national artists. These commissioned works are intended to spark public discussion on art and culture and enrich the daily lives of the residents, workers, and car passengers who inhabit the world of the South Capitol Street Gateway corridor. Each of the South Capitol Skyscape artists will lead free community art making workshops at the Randall Recreation Center in conjunction with their project.
Major support for WPA comes from its members, Board of Directors, invaluable volunteers, and by generous contributions from numerous individuals and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Abramson Family Foundation, Asmar, Schor & McKenna PLLC, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Capitol Skyline Hotel, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Center for Democracy and Technology, The Chesapeake Framing Company, Clark Construction, DC Office of Planning, Design Cuisine, Raymond Garcia, Carol Brown Goldberg and Henry Goldberg, Graham Holdings Company, Gucci, Hickok Cole Architects, Giselle and Ben Huberman, Intel Corporation, International Association of Privacy Professionals,The JBG Companies, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Yvette Kraft, Maphook, Marshfield Associates, NoMa Business Improvement District, Bill & Alison Paley, William S. Paley Foundation, Peacock Cafe, ripe, Robert Shapiro, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Taproot Foundation, Andres Tremols and Michael Reamy, Turner Construction, and Vornado/Charles E. Smith & Gould Property Company.