1984 | Catalyst



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Chris Gardner: Follow the Leader

September 21 – November 30, 1984.

Artist: Chris Gardner.
Follow the Leader. A black and red abstract relief steel sculpture mounted on the side of Riggs Bank, located at 7th and D St. NW. Commissioned as part of the Washington Art Site program.

Zones 1 . . . 5.

June 8 – July 4, 1984.

Curated by Holly Block.
Zones 1 . . . 5. Site-specific sculptures in downtown locations by five Washington artists. During the opening a tour of the sites was made by double-decker bus.

Scott McCartney.

March 16 – April 14, 1984.

Artist: Scott McCartney.
A large-scale site-specific installation of book-like paper cut outs designed for the display windows in Bookworks.

Robert Dick: Atrium Installation

March 16 – April 28, 1984.

Artist: Robert Dick.
Atrium Installation. A neon sculpture with mirrors.

Vision through Windows: Walk, Walks, Walked, Sea Shore and Icicles.

January 27 – March 3, 1984.

Artist: Yvonne Pickering Carter.
Vision through Windows: Walk, Walks, Walked, Sea Shore and Icicles. A mixed media installation in the atrium featuring suspended objects made from stained canvas. A musical performance was held in conjunction with the installation of February 16. 400 7th St., NW

New Music on Film.

May 10-11, 1984.

New Music on Film: Documentaries by Peter Greenaway on Contemporary Composers Robert Ashley, John Cage, Philip Glass, and Meredith Monk. 400 7th St., NW.

Sheila Pinkel

February 9, 1984.

Artist: Sheila Pinkel.
Delight and Disbelief: A Politic of Vision. Pinkel presented a slide lecture and film screening of her recent work dealing with technology and its role in nuclear society.

Burroughs: A Portrait of William S. Burroughs

February 3, 4, 5, 1984.

Burroughs: A Portrait of William S. Burroughs, a film by Howard Brookner. 400 7th St., NW

Artists’ Book Exhibition and Distribution Project

October 1 – November 30, 1984.

Artists’ Book Exhibition and Distribution Project. A series of exhibitions designed to distribute artists’ books to libraries. The National Home Library Foundation donated the books to the libraries where they were shown. and the libraries agreed to use them as a basis for a collection of artists’ books.

Sara Cushing. Stray Lines (Books in Progress)

June 15 – July 24, 1984.

Artist: Sara Cushing.
Stray Lines (Books in Progress). An exhibition of bookworks made with handmade paper.