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Department of Visual Arts and Design

2014–2015 Exhibition Schedule

Fall Semester

September 15–October 16
Mei Mei Chang and Mariah Anne Johnson: Installations and Works on Paper
DC-based artists Chang and Johnson share a passion for colorful forms. Through both drawing and installation these two artists will explore the space of the gallery, drawing the viewer to consider the space in new ways.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 25, 6–8 p.m., Gallery talk to precede the reception at 5 p.m.

September 22–November 6
Peter Quinn: Gravity Drawings: The Mark, Action, and Motion
Quinn’s drawings are a consequence of a dynamic event in which the action between artist and a round burnt object expose the apparent chaos and unpredictability of nature––records of an action fueled by gravity.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 25, 6–8 p.m.

October 23–November 25
Matthew Littekin
Littekin’s image-based installation investigates the notion of consumerism through the incorporation of the iconography and visual motifs from U.S. currency. Colorful images and abstractions spread from wall to canvas to floor enticing the viewer to look more closely at our representations of value.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 23, 6–8 p.m.

November 17–January 2, 2014
Meggan Gould: Traces of Vision
Using photography, Gould exploits, or even subverts, the usual legibility of the photographic document, by arresting our vision at an ostensibly superficial level of mutable, mundane surfaces. She captures layers of visual information that are not the primary photographic image, but the traces left after viewing the image.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 4, 6–8 p.m.

December 4–January 30     
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual Arts and Design will exhibit artworks in all media from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 4, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 12–March 6
John Nicholas Hutchings: Focused Gestures
Hutchings artwork generates a conscious awareness of presence within the viewer––an awareness of the tension between the objects of perception and the conscious presence of the viewer. Sculptural forms and site-specific installations both record gestures and focus the viewer’s engagement with the exhibition space.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 19, 6–8 p.m.

February 5–March 13
Anthony Cervino and Joe Meiser: Sculpture
Referencing architecture and industrial production, Cervino and Meiser use a variety of materials and processes to explore the human condition.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 19, 6–8p.m.

March 23 – May 1
Cindi Hron: Back Pain
Scars, wounds, rashes, bruises and wrinkles––real or imagined, seen or unseen––evolve over time to create and recreate the landscape of ourselves. Through drawings on paper and embroidered images muslin, Hron records the markings left on the body by trauma both physical and emotional.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6–8 p.m.

April 1–May 9
Presence: Figurative Painting
A group exhibition of contemporary figurative painters.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6– 8 p.m.

May 21–September 4
Juried Student Exhibition
This annual exhibition showcases the best work completed by students in the Department of Visual Arts and Design over the past year. Artworks from all classes are displayed in the galleries and all around the Cafritz Arts Center.
King Street and Open Galleries, Reception: Thursday, May 21, 5–7:30p.m.


 


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