DC-based contemporary sculptor Joan Danziger breathes vitality into shards of stained glass and metal wire. Her jewel-like beetles and spirited horses are universal, speaking to art connoisseurs and children alike. Danziger has produced over 145 beetles since 2010, thirty of which are included in the exhibition, Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger, as a backdrop for her equine exploration begun in 2016. On view from May 17, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is the premier venue for Danziger’s bold unrestrained horses born from her imagination.
The beautifully-designed, 48-page catalog that accompanies the exhibition includes a Foreword by NSLM Executive Director Elizabeth von Hassell; an Introduction by NSLM George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator Claudia Pfeiffer; and a 5,000 word essay, Horses of a Different Color: Equine Sculptures by Joan Danziger, written by Georgetown University Professor Ori Z. Soltes, analyzing Danziger’s work within the evolution of horse imagery and symbolism in art.
By: Joan Danziger, Elizabeth von Hassell, Claudia P. Pfeiffer, and Ori Z. Soltes