Sunday, August 20, 2006

Art in your neighborhood

Storefront Art That's Turning Heads

By Jessica Dawson
Special to The Washington Post
Saturday, August 19, 2006; C01

Until Sept. 20, a trio of massive concrete-and-steel heads occupies a vacant storefront in the heart of Logan Circle's condominium and retail district. The heads are a striking art installation called "Memorial (Collapse)" by the South African-born artist Ledelle Moe. You may visit anytime, day or night. And you should.

Eerie exhibit: Ledelle Moe's concrete-and-steel

Eerie exhibit: Ledelle Moe's concrete-and-steel "Memorial (Collapse)." (From The Artist)

I wonder why this sort of exhibit doesn't happen more often in vacant retail space. It would seem to benefit everyone involved, especially in the case of a massive work like this one. Perhaps it only works in an urban setting like Logan Circle, where there is a fair amount of pedestrian traffic.

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