The most elaborate Intersections project to date, (IN)balance is the first major museum presentation of Veilhan’s work in the U.S. It features 15 recent pieces in various media, from sculpture and painting to installation work. The title refers to maintaining a balance between natural and social forces, and between new technologies and historical styles.
Intersections is a new series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.
Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations. Veilhan’s large resin sculpture,The Bear (2010), greets visitors on the corner of 21st and Q Streets.
"The Heritage Trails which you create are such gifts to DC.
H Street NE will be enhanced immeasurably by the addition of its guiding signposts of the past and point us towards the future."