Contemporary support of the arts is embodied in art programs such as the one executed at RESA. With RESA, an intentional and congruous curation was possible because of the unambiguous commitment to the visual arts by stakeholders. It was achieved by creating commission opportunities for artists, from Washington D.C. and around the world, within the development scope of this building. The following images provide a brief introduction to the artistic talents featured in the living spaces of RESA.
Artist's Proof's current exhibition at the W highlights Washington D.C. photographer Fred Maroon (1924-2001) and his series of fashion editorials for LOOK Magazine. Taken between 1960 and 1970 in remote and challenging locations such as Mongolia, Afghanistan, Jamaica, Japan, and Russia.
David Buckingham (b. 1958) roams abandoned factories, gritty industrial areas, dodgy neighborhoods and the low deserts of California transforming forgotten relics into scale pop-culture inspired wall sculptures. These battered relics are carted to a dusty studio in downtown Los Angeles where they are muscled into works of art with a bewildering array of power tools and sheer force of will.