Sara Dittrich’s “Keeping Pace”, Now open through Saturday October 9, 2021

Keeping Pace encompasses a collection of recent works by multimedia artist Sara Dittrich that meditate on the interconnectivity of the body and the land it inhabits. Through sound sculpture, photography and paper collage Dittrich enables the viewer to look internally and externally simultaneously. Her newest series of works in the exhibition were created through a cyanotype photographic printing process where tree leaves and other foliage are exposed to the sun on chemically coated paper to create cyan-blue prints. Playing with multiple exposures as well as collaged laser cut paper, Dittrich builds imagery resembling nervous and respiratory systems. By observing the cyclical nature of politics, land and body, Keeping Pace uses time as a through line for how we continually relate and adapt to the land and vice versa.

Sara Dittrich is an interdisciplinary sculpture artist who builds introspective experiences that shift perspective from passive seeing to active looking, from passive hearing to active listening. Dittrich uses musical thinking to illuminate the dynamic and unconscious rhythms of the body and environments with diverse mediums that often include sculptural objects, musical performance, video, and interactive electronic technologies. From placing a cellist in a 9ft. tall chair, sculpting hundreds of tiny ears from clay, or performing with bio sensors that match breath to tidal movement, the work can be described as both absurd and meditative. Dittrich’s studio practice is located in Baltimore, Maryland where she has lived and worked since receiving her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Dittrich’s work has been exhibited and performed in numerous venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Washington Project for the Arts, DC; and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.


Keeping Pace runs from August 13 2021 – October 9, 2021 in the Honfleur Gallery at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020.


Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon – 5pm. No appointment needed. Please wear a mask.



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