The Andy Goldsworthy Project

January 22 – May 15, 2005

West Building Ground Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 7 photographs, 9 diary sheets with photographs, and 6 drawings by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy documented a 2-part project for the National Gallery of Art. First, the artist spent 9 days on Government Island, Stafford, Virginia, creating ephemeral works at the Aquia Creek sandstone quarry, source of the original building stones for both the White House and the Capitol. Goldsworthy recorded these works in the photographs and diary. The drawings detailed the development of phase 2: a site-specific, permanent sculpture entitled Roof, comprising 9 hollow, intersecting, stacked-slate domes on the ground floor in the East Building.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Molly Donovan, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, was the curator.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by the Patrons' Permanent Fund of the National Gallery of Art and the Nancy Lee and Perry Bass Fund.

Image: Andy Goldsworthy, Roof, 2004-2005, Buckingham Virginia slate, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 2005.86.1

Attendance: 39,061

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