• Robert Longo
    The Capitol Project
    March 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013
    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
    Ridgefield, CT

    The Capitol Project juxtaposes an immense seven-panel drawing of the US Capitol Building against eighty-one intimate and immediate studies. Capitol (2013) hangs alone on the longest wall, its placement and dimensions reminiscent of a cinema screen. The drawing's compositional perspective suggests an optical zooming in; the building appears to be moving forward towards the center of the room. The dialogue between the studies and Capitol is sparked by the starkly contrasting scales and installations, speaking to the play of dualities pervading Longo's many bodies of work.  This exhibition is curated by Aldrich curatorial consultant Kelly Taxter.