The Art Exhibition to See in D.C. Now

By Michael M. Clements | December 5, 2018 | Culture

British artist Rachel Whiteread's Natinoal Gallery retrospective celebrates 30 years of casting everyday objects into art.

rachel-whiteread.jpgRachel Whiteread’s “Ghost, Ghost II” (2009, polyurethane, 14 parts), from the Agnes Gund Collection, is part of the NGA’s retrospective of her work.

Sometimes the inspiration you seek is right in front of you—literally. From casts of a single wardrobe to the underside of a bed and a hot-water bottle, perhaps no living artist has proven this to be truer than Rachel Whiteread. The artist’s current exhibition, curated in collaboration with Tate Britain, represents the first full survey of her work. Having taken five years to produce, the show includes over 100 works, some of which have never been seen in America. Cast your eyes on the groundbreaking collection through January 13. National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Ave. NW, DC



Photography by: “GHOST, GHOST II, 2009” PHOTO © TATE (JOE HUMPHRYS), COURTESY OF NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, AGNES GUND COLLECTION © RACHEL WHITEREAD 2018