Special Digital Exhibit - Climbing the Walls: Photography by Joe Yablonsky | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Special Digital Exhibit - Climbing the Walls: Photography by Joe Yablonsky

Digital Gallery

This special exhibit is a digital showcase of Maryland Hall's photography instructor, Joe Yablonksy.

Artist Bio

Joe Yablonsky specializes in gelatin silver photographs of public sculpture. The photographs are only taken when a rare combination of lighting and atmospheric conditions are present to highlight the subject and its environment. His photos have been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions and are collected internationally.

All photos are hand-printed in a traditional darkroom and are selenium toned to increase their archival permanence. His photographs can be seen at www.joeyablonsky.com.

BLACK SUN

Isamu Noguchi’s Black Sun is located in Seattle. He has two other “sun” sculptures: Grey Sun in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and White Sun in Princeton University’s Firestone Library.

LAW, PROSPERITY, AND POWER

An early sculpture by Daniel Chester French, best known for the seated figure in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. Originally a part of Philadelphia’s Post Office Building, it now resides in Fairmount Park, on the grounds of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.

THE AVIATOR

Gutzon Borglum’s sculpture was commissioned in honor of the University of Virginia’s alumnus James Rogers McConnell and his heroism and courage in World War I. Borglum is best known for Mount Rushmore.

SPACE, CONQUER OR DIE- SWIATOWID

Andrzej Pitynski’s 32’ tall bronze sculpture is located at Grounds for Sculpture- a 42 acre museum, sculpture garden and arboretum complex near Princeton, NJ.

WASHINGTON MONUMENT

Philadelphia’s Washington Monument, by sculptor Rudolph Siemering, is truly elaborate. It features Washington on horseback, allegorical figures, along with the people, flora and fauna of the day.

BATTLE OF BLADENSBURG MEMORIAL

A relatively recent war memorial, dedicated in 2014. The talented sculptor, Joanna Blake, left us way too early, dying in 2015.

FOUNTAIN OF FAITH

It took Swedish sculptor Carl Milles 12 years to finish the 38 figures in his Fountain of Faith, located in Falls Church, VA.

GRAFT

Graft is located in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. It’s part of sculptor Roxy Paine’s dendroid series.

GRANT MEMORIAL, CAVALRY

Henry Merwin Shrady spent 20 years of his life working on the memorial and died, stressed and overworked, two weeks prior to its dedication.  The memorial also includes an artillery group and the Grant equestrian statue.

SCULPTURE OF LOVE & ANGUISH

The centerpiece of the Holocaust Memorial at Miami Beach is a 42’ tall arm by sculptor Kenneth Treister.

ST. MATTHEW

One of the twelve statues in the Garden of Apostles in Brentwood, MD. Sculptor Ferenc Varga shows that Matthew was a tax collector.

PATTERSON MONUMENT

Joseph Alexis Bailley’s sculpture is located in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. Founded in 1836, Laurel Hill was the second American garden cemetery.

LEWIS, CLARK AND SACAGAWEA

Charles Keck’s sculpture is officially titled Their First View of the Pacific. The Charlottesville City Council voted in November 2019 to remove the statue from its current location due to the portrayal of Sacagawea.

42ND NEW YORK INFANTRY MONUMENT

Located in the Gettysburg National Military Park, John J. Boyle’s sculpture features Chief Tamanend of the Lenni-Lenape nation.

HAHN/COCK

Hahn/Cock is 15.5’ tall and is exhibited on the National Gallery of Art’s roof terrace. The sculptor Katharina Fritsch created it in 2013 using fiberglass.

STRICKLAND MONUMENT

A cemetery monument in Annapolis, from approximately 1925.

ANDREW W. MELLON MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN, VIRGO

Just one of the twelve zodiac signs on this fountain, sculpted by Sidney Waugh. This 50’ diameter fountain is located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the National Gallery of Art.

AD ASTRA

Ad Astra, Latin for “To the Stars”, is located directly outside the Air and Space Museum. Richard Lippold’s sculpture is 115’ tall and made of stainless steel.

HAX MONUMENT

Hans Schuler was a prolific and renowned sculptor based in Baltimore. Much of his work can be seen in cemeteries, such as the Hax Monument in Loudon Park Cemetery.

U.S. CAPITOL COLUMN CAPITAL

This sandstone base and capital once graced the east-central portico of the U.S. Capitol. It now resides at the National Arboretum.