2016–2017 Exhibition Schedule
September 12–October 14
Fiber/Re: Active Patterson Clark, Catherine Day and Kate Kretz
An exhibit highlighting and focusing on employing fiber to delineate deep involvement in a wide range of subject matter. Using inventive materials and highly skilled methods, the artworks in this exhibit address environmental and social activism, encounters in daily life, and also the fragile aspect of human experience.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6–8 p.m.
September 26–November 4
Processed Entropy: Isabel Gouveia first in the exhibition series
Time, Entropy and Change
Processed Entropy begins this year’s themed exhibition series. Isabel
Gouveia uses a digital printer manipulations as a metaphor for
experiments that are detrimental to environment.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6–8 p.m.
October 24–November 22
Landmarks: Washington Sculptors Group
Landmarks exhibit explores the concept of a "landmark" in all its possible
meanings: from political landmarks to totems to moments of historical
change. Artist members of the Washington Sculpture Group were asked to express this concept in
sculpture, and the works included in the show were chosen for a
variety of interpretations of the idea. .
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6–8 p.m.
November 14–January 6
Vanishing: B.D. Richardson second in the exhibition series Time, Entropy
Continuing the theme of Time, Entropy and Change. The
photographs in this exhibition are from a body of work documenting the iconic,
yet slowly vanishing rural landscapes of North America, from the Chesapeake Bay
to New England, the Rocky Mountains to Canada, and many places in between. The images are captured
digitally but then printed onto film. The film images are then transferred to hand-aged metal plates. The finished plates are then custom framed in
original old barnwood from upstate New York.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.
December 5–January 27
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts 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
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.
January 16–March 3
Strata: Megan Biddle third in the exhibition series Time, Entropy and Change
Continuing the theme of Time, Entropy and Change. The work in this show is inspired by fold mountains, a
mountain range formed when two tectonic plates that make up the Earth's
crust push together at their border. When plates collide, the accumulated
layers of rock crumple and fold like a piece of paper. I am interested in the juxtaposition of the complex nearly immeasurable
movement of the earth demonstrated simply through a piece of paper being folded
and the hyper speed and immediacy with which we move through our lives daily to
question perceptions of time.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6–8 p.m.
February 6–March 10
B.C./A.C.: Art Before/After Child
Art Before and After Child celebrates the ingenuity and dedication of eleven parents as they continually re-imagine what it means to make their
artwork. Artist included in the exhibit are Brian Barr, Megan Blafa-Chriss, Andrew
Blair, Bradley Chriss, Erin Deneuville, Becca Johnson, Kate Kretz, Erin
Raedeke, Allison Reimus, Lauren Rice, and Katherine Sable.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6–8 p.m.
March 20 – May 5
The Impermanence of Knowledge: Gregory Davis forth in the exhibition series Time, Entropy and Change
Concluding the theme of Time, Entropy and Change.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6–8 p.m.
March 27–May 5
Relief Work: John Richardson and Michael Benevenia
These mixed media artists will exhibit sculptures and drawings that
explore the idea of providing support and drawing out reliefs.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6– 8 p.m
May 18–September 1
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 18, 5–7:30p.m.