WPA is pleased to present Michael Crossett’s installation, Swampoodle Evolved, as a continuation of our Lobby Project partnership with NoMa BID

Michael Crossett's work has recently focused on the neighborhoods of Washington, DC. As the city continues to transform, Crossett has found himself drawn to contrast of historic and contemporary architecture, commercialism, and the energy that surrounds him. He is, in a way, his own architect, creating new structures by juxtaposing photography and found images with relevant and commercial symbols and icons.

As a newly redeveloped neighborhood, NoMa holds great interest for Crossett. The introduction of the Metro station spurred change and a vibrancy in the area, which the artist reflects in his work, Swampoodle Evolved.

ABOUT THE LOBBY PROJECT

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is honored to partner with the NoMa BusinessImprovement District (NoMa BID) to create a changing installation of artwork by outstanding artists for the NoMa Lobby Project. The Lobby Project, made possible by a grant from the Office of Planning, creates a new space in an existing place.  The project is an activation of an office lobby at 1200 First St. NE, with a ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker series, art, wifi, lectures, and the creation of a new social and professional gathering space. 

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Dates

October 21 – December 5, 2014

Location

1200 1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Opening reception

October 21, 2014, 6-8pm

About the artist

Michael Crossett is an American artist who lives and works in Washington, DC. Born into an Air Force family, Crossett spent his childhood moving through the Pacific Islands, to many stateside locations, eventually landing in DC. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Advertising at George Mason University, Crossett continued his studies in Graphic Design at the Corcoran School of Art + Design. In addition to his fine art practice, Crossett serves as the Director of Design at JLL, a global real estate firm.