If you’re like us, you’re always looking for inspiration. Recently, we decided to relaunch our Instagram and what better place for inspiration than the walls of an art gallery? Seeing something in a painting or sculpture makes you notice the beauty of things that you come across in everyday life. And that’s why we decided to put the challenge out to you to capture that something with a photo challenge inspired by our latest exhibition, Glenn Goldberg: Of Leaves and Clouds.
Glenn Goldberg’s works have a common feature: his ever-present dots over light washes of color creating multiple layers within each composition. His signature marks not only structure the space, but also are a record of his concentrated attention, time and devotion. His work ethic is apparent in the extraordinary details of layered textures he achieves. He draws his inspiration from nature, jazz music, textile design, African and Asian art, and decorative arts.
So, how does this photo challenge thing work? It’s easy:
- Each Monday, we’ll post a detail from one of Glenn Goldberg’s pieces that inspires us and give you a prompt based on that. [In case you want to plan ahead, there’s a graphic above that outlines the prompts for the next 12 weeks.]
- Use our prompt, and the art that inspired it, to think creatively and snap your own photo.
- Post your photo to your Instagram account with the hashtag #GGphotoaweek.
- [UPDATE] Each Monday, we’ll look through all the photos you’ve posted with #GGphotoaweek from the previous week and choose a winner! We’ll repost that photo on our Instagram account instagram.com/bradygallery
Are there prizes for the winners? Yes! We’ll announce the prize each Monday and contact the winner after we choose the winning photo.
Of course the best way to gain inspiration from these pieces is to see them in person. Glenn Goldberg: Of Leaves and Clouds is on view through April 14, 2017. We’re open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Tuesday - Friday.
Visit https://www.gwu.edu/~bradyart/brady/exhibitions.html for more information.