Take it to the Bridge: Sherman Fleming, The Straight Line, Cross, and Point

Washington, DC

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, in conjunction with the Washington Project for the Artspresents Take It to the Bridge, a series of temporary exhibitions, performances, installations, and interventions on the Performance Bridge inside the Corcoran's glass entryway. Sherman Fleming's The Straight Line, Cross, and Point is an interactive performance that connects the private to the public together with the past and the present. Fleming creates an endurance piece that combines vintage and contemporary social media to honor the fallen and incarcerated as a result of the new Civil War. 

Sherman Fleming is a public arts manager, bridging artists, youth and communities to create collaborative public art works. His work investigates cultural and social mechanisms that resonate with his processes of visual art making and performance art practice and collaboration. His performance work has been featured at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Project Row Houses, Intermedia Arts, Franklin Furnance, and George Mason University. Fleming has been a visiting critic at the University of Pennsylvania, and an artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently, Fleming's work in on view in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Studio Museum in Harlem. 

Image courtesy of the artist. 

 

Created in February 2012 by performance artist Holly Bass and architectural designer Kashuo Bennett, the Performance Bridge transforms the Corcoran's glass entryway into an exhibition space. The Bridge asks us to see in entirely new ways. As a performance space it embodies explicit conceptual themes such as exposure, transparency, entrapment, athropological display, and the diorama.