The Citywide 5×5 Art Project Comes To The Monroe Street Market Artswalk

An ambitious city-wide temporary art project, The 5×5 Project is getting underway. According to the website it is a:

District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators. In fact, it is the largest, temporary public art project in the District. The project will begin in early September and end by December of 2014.

While there will be a lot of cool events and many works by 25 artists all over the city, we thought readers would like to know about one right here in our backyard.

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Image courtesy of the 5×5 website.

The show will highlight the works of Michael Platt. The show will be installed on Saturday September 6th and run until December 30th and is described as a “large banner of photography and poetry with an augmented reality layer”.

Here is Mr. Platt’s impressive Bio:

Michael B. Platt is a 2007 recipient of the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. Long known as a printmaker, his artwork in the last decade has explored digital imagery and book art that combines images and poetry. Platt has exhibited in international and national galleries and museums in Paris, France; Australia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and San Francisco, CA, just to mention a few. Important group shows include the 2011-12, Multiplicity, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Also in 2011: Corridor: 6 DC Artists + 6 Baltimore Artists, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT; and in 2010, The Washington Project for the Arts 35th Anniversary exhibition at the American University’s Katzen Center at Washington, DC.

Platt is represented in numerous private collections, including the Corcoran Museum; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection and Rare Books and Special Collections; the Schomburg Research Center in Black Culture of the New York Public Library; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Harris Poetry Collection of the John Hay Library of Brown University; the David C. Driskell Center Collection of the University of Maryland; and the Hampton University Art Museum. Tim Davis of International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC, represents Michael Platt.

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