Hirshhorn Plaza

Directions: Dan Steinhilber
Dan Steinhilber’s Untitled, 2002. Courtesy of Signal 66, Washington D.C. Photo by Mark Gulezian/Quicksilver.

September 25, 2003 to January 4, 2004
Dan Steinhilber (b. 1972) uses everyday materials–soda bottles, garbage bags, and clothes hangers–in three works that respond directly to the architecture of the glass-enclosed lobby of the Hirshhorn. A fourth work by this Washington-based sculptor will be sited outdoors on the museum’s Plaza. 

This is the first solo museum exhibition for Steinhilber, who explores light and shape by filling plastic tubing, bottles, bubble wrap and other receptacles with such translucent and colorful liquids as duck sauce, dish soap, and soda pop and by stacking objects, including paint rollers, plastic cups, and Styrofoam food containers. This is also the first time since the Hirshhorn initiated its one-person Directions shows in 1987 that the series will bring an installation to the museum lobby.