Lobby Project: Joseph Corcoran and Katherine Mann

DATES: June 2 – July 18, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: June 12, 2014 from 6-8pm

LOCATION: 1200 1st St. NE, Washington DC 20002

WPA was pleased to present our fifth Lobby Project installation featuring Joseph Corcoran and Katherine Mann for their exhibit The Uncommon Intersection, as a continuation of the project in partnership with NoMaBID.

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.

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is honored to partner with the NoMa BusinessImprovement District (NoMa BID) to create a changing installation of artwork by outstanding artists for the NoMa Lobby ProjectThe 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 MellanAmanda Leigh BurnhamEdmond van der Bijl, and Fawna Xiao.