Installing Acts of Silence

Of her installation at the Phillips, Acts of Silence, and how it speaks to the work by Morris Graves on view in the same galleries, Helen Frederick says: “Much of this came from traveling to California, where for the first time I saw the redwoods; and just the evolution of the plant life and the bird life, and those great massive trees and the shadows cast by the trees . . . the muffled sounds from the ocean . . . [these] allow me to understand why Morris Graves found this environment where he wanted to be for the last years of his life.”

Studio Visit with Maggie Michael

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Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, introduces Maggie Michael.

Last month, Phillips Contemporaries got a peek into DC-based artist Maggie Michael‘s artistic practice with a studio visit. Michael discussed her work from early to present.

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(left) Maggie shares some of her early prints, Reflections on the Declaration of Independence (right) Phillips Contemporaries members take a closer look at the artist’s work

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Artist Maggie Michael discussing her work

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The artist’s studio

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The artist and Contemporaries discuss her more recent work

ArtGrams: One Billion Breaths in a Lifetime

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Jill O’Bryan’s one billion breaths in a lifetime, as photographed by Instagrammer @carac_designs

In this month’s edition of ArtGrams, we’re highlighting your creative shots of Jill O’Bryan’s one billion breaths in a lifetime. Hear from the artist in this video taken during installation.

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Photo via @enid_the_nomad

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Photo via @christina.maitland

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Via Instagrammer @michalxcohen: It takes approximately 97 years to breath a billion breaths

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Photo via @rylanddevero

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Instagrammer @hanan_am says: One billion breath in a lifetime. Now time for some breaths of art.