Lighting Up The Runway

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(Left) Native Danger Fall/Winter 2014. Photo: Justin Bridges (Right) Bernardi Roig, The Man of the Light, 2005. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Courtesy Mirella and Dani Levinas, Washington, DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Museum Assistant Jeff Whitelow noticed some similarities between DC-based designer NativeDanger‘s Fall/Winter 2014 Look Book and our own recently installed sculptures by Intersections artist Bernardi Roig. Looks like neon lights are all the rage this season!

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(Left) Bernardi Roig, An illuminated head for Blinky P. (The Gun), 2010. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent light. Figure life size. Courtesy Galerie Klüser, Munich. Image courtesy the artist. (Right) Native Danger Fall/Winter 2014. Photo: Justin Bridges

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(Left) Native Danger Fall/Winter 2014. Photo: Justin Bridges (Right) Bernardi Roig, Herr Mauroner, 2008. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Courtesy MAM Mario Maroner Contemporary, Vienna. Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Let There Be Light: Installing Bernardi Roig’s Herr Mauroner

After suspending one sculpture in the alleyway between the original Phillips house and the Goh Annex last week, installation of Bernardi Roig‘s works continued with Herr Mauroner (2008), which peers down at passersby from a balcony overlooking 21st Street.

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A view of Bernardi Roig’s Herr Mauroner (2008) before the fluorescent lights, which will be placed over the figure’s right shoulder, are added. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Photo courtesy The Phillips Collection

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Artist Bernardi Roig and Phillips Preparator Bill Koberg adjust the fluorescent lights (and accompanying wires) during the installtion of Herr Mauroner (2008). Photo courtesy The Phillips Collection

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View from behind the finished installation of Herr Mauroner (2008), a view not accessible to the public. Photo courtesy The Phillips Collection

The Man Dangling From Our Building

Installation of several works by Bernardi Roig is in progress as we near the opening date of his Intersections project at the Phillips, NO/Escape. Three of the works will be outside of the museum’s walls, including Acteon (2005), which will hang in the alleyway between the original Phillips house and the Goh Annex, a 1960s addition.

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Installation of Bernardi Roig’s, Acteon, (2005). Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Courtesy Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid

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The sculpture is lifted to the desired height on the wall with the help of Phillips preparators. Photos courtesy The Phillips Collection

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Artist Bernardi Roig looks on as installation continues. Photos courtesy The Phillips Collection

 

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Acteon from below, awaiting the final piece of the installation: a beam that will stem from the sculpture’s back and connect the original Phillips house with the Goh Annex. Photo courtesy The Phillips Collection

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The finishing touches are put on Bernardi Roig’s Acteon.