This juried invitational celebrates The Phillips Collection’s 100th anniversary in 2021, building on the legacy of founder Duncan Phillips and his commitment to presenting, acquiring, and promoting the work of artists of the greater DC region.
Featuring dynamic work across media by 64 artists of the greater DC region, Inside Outside, Upside Down makes vivid the turmoil, strength, and resiliency of the human spirit in the face of the past year’s global covid-19 pandemic and social upheaval.
- Phil Hutinet, Founding Publisher of East City Art
- Abigail McEwen, Associate Professor of Latin American Art, University of Maryland
- Elsa Smithgall, Senior Curator, The Phillips Collection
- Renée Stout, DC-based Artist
Renée Stout is an internationally renowned artist who has been based in Washington, DC, since 1985. Originally trained as a painter with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Stout currently works across a variety of media, including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, and installation. She is the recipient of many awards, including an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award and the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Cathy Abramson
Sandra Chen Weinstein
Jean Jinho Kim
Marta Pérez García
Nicolas F. Shi
Richard L. Williams Jr.
IMAGES CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:1. Kim Llerena, Stonewall Jackson (dismantled), Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, 2020, Archival pigment print, 20 x 16 in., Courtesy of the artist; 2. Desmond Beach, #SayTheirNames 2, 2021, Fabric and paper, 25 x 21 1/2 in., Courtesy of the artist; 3. Joseph Shetler, Untitled (quiet in the city), 2020, Mixed acrylic ground, graphite powder, marble dust, and silverpoint on panel, 48 x 32 x 2 in., Courtesy of the artist; 4: Kristina Penhoet, How Many More?, 2020, Fiber, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist; 5. Nicolas Shi, I Am Not A Virus, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 x 1 1/2 in., Courtesy of the artist; 6. Carol Antezana, Las Gingas, 2021, Digital photographic print, 20 x 16 in., Courtesy of the artist
Inside Outside, Upside Down is organized by The Phillips Collection.
This juried invitational is part of the museum’s centennial exhibition, Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century. As such we recognize the following sponsors.
The exhibition is generously supported by a lead gift from the Henry Luce Foundation.
With significant contributions from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Charles McKittrick, Jr., the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Ednah Root Foundation, the Frauke de Looper Trust, and the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation
Made possible by the Carolyn Alper Fund for Contemporary Art and The Phillips Collection’s Exhibitions Endowment Fund, which is generously supported by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Michelle and Glenn Engelmann, Robert and Debra Drumheller, and The Marion F. Goldin Charitable Fund
Special thanks to our key academic partner, University of Maryland, a global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In-kind contributions provided by
The wall colors in this exhibition: Cabbage White (No. 269), Down Pipe (No. 26), Inchyra Blue (No. 289), Railings (No. 31)