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Gen-Y 2.0

Gallery Show date:
Friday, July 24  to  Sunday, August 23, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
Gen-Y 2.0

GEN-Y 2.0 (Illustration by Anderson Toledo)

Gen-Y is an opportunity for young emerging artists to showcase their work in a professional art gallery. The exhibition is limited to aspiring artists 17 to 27 years of age from the greater District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia area. This year's artists are selected by guest jurors Peter Dubeau and Molly Nuzzo. Peter Dubeau, Associate Dean in the School for Professional and Continuing Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, and Molly Nuzzo, Assistant Professor of Art at Montgomery College, Rockville. "Gen-Y 2.0" is a culminative project for the VisArts Internship Program. Under the guidance of the VisArts Gallery Director/Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator,the interns are responsible for all aspects of the exhibition from the call for entry, graphic design, gallery handouts, labels and press release to installation and de-installation of the artwork.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

Kim Llerena: Rust Sun Bible Corn

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, July 15  to  Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Kim Llerena:  Rust Sun Bible Corn

Kim Llerena, Big Sur, CA (photographers, 2), 2015, digital C-print, 19x19"

Two person exhibition featuring the photographs of Kim Llerena and D.B. Stovall.The two artists examine the American landscape and built environment from distinct conceptual and physical vantage points. Expanding on themes addressed in Llerena's earlier work, "Rust Sun Bible Corn" proposes a dialogue between unrelated sites, this time using the American west as a backdrop for exploring the human propensity to construct and demarcate a relationship to the landscape.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

Bobby Coleman: re:build

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, July 15  to  Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Bobby Coleman: re:build

Bobby Coleman, Detail from painting "Clean up in aisle 5"

Bobby Coleman paints to make something that he wants to see in the world. Coleman deconstructs objects, symbols, and colors found within the urban landscape into a deeply layered composition that echoes the chaos and visual noise he encounters in daily life. Each element is a recalled visual memory, simplified into line, color, or form. These elements are then expanded and built upon acting as recalled memory often does, clouded and re-contextualized over time.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

D.B. Stovall: Photographs of the American Vernacular

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, July 15  to  Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
D.B. Stovall: Photographs of the American Vernacular

D.B. Stovall, "West Bodin, Indiana", 2013

Two person exhibition featuring the photography of Kim Llerena and D.B. Stovall. The two artists examine the American landscape and built environment from distinct conceptual and physical vantage points. Stovall uses a large format camera to document the American architectural vernacular. Sharply cut, deeply saturated colored shapes of building, sign, sky, door, window and shadow, are fixed with an intensity that feels otherworldly, monumental and hometown ordinary all at once.



Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

Hye Young Kim: Can You Change My Bedroom?

Gallery Show date:
Saturday, July 4  to  Sunday, July 26, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Concourse Gallery
Hye Young Kim: Can You Change My Bedroom?

Hye Young Kim and Tohm Judson, "Can You Change My Bedroom?", Interactive

Hye Young Kim (Bresler Residency artist/performance/installation) and Tohm Judson (Collaborative artist/web and video game designer) have teamed up to create an experimental project that blurs the boundaries between virtual and real space and between the public's active, creative participation and the artist's physical labor. The public is invited to play the interactive game and visit the Fleur and Charles Bresler Resident Studio to see the performance and installation. Go to www.CanYouChangeMyBedroom.info for information about how to engage in this project.

The Bresler Residency Studio is located on the second floor Concourse at VisArts. The artist will be working daily. Please visit.

Rob Hackett

Gallery Show date:
Friday, June 12  to  Sunday, July 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Rob Hackett

Rob Hackett, "Systems:2", 2015, Plywood, steel, cable, cable clamps, Dimensions variable

 

 

 

With simple everyday construction materials and a minimalist sensitivity to craft and forms, Rob Hackett’s large-scale sculptural installation navigates the gallery space with subtle, tense, contradictory elegance. The logic of his “systems” seems apparent until the beginning, middle, and end shift places. The work appears to be both light and heavy; sometimes more like a drawing in air than a sculpture.  Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. These elements, paired with a sensitive understanding of the site, address the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied, finding a balance between the two.

Rob Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. His recent work deals with the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied and finding a balance between the two.

These Mirrors are Not Boxes

Gallery Show date:
Saturday, June 6  to  Sunday, July 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
These Mirrors are Not Boxes

Anna U. Davis, "The Modern Plague, Collage, 30 x 30 inches

These Mirrors are Not Boxes examines the complexities of contemporary identity through the work of six local female artists: Amy Hughes Braden, Milana Braslavsky, Anna U Davis, Nora Howell, Annette Isham, and Lisa Noble. Mirrors of ourselves are often not available on checkbox forms of designated identity categories. Individually the artists contend with issues of categorization, pliability, empathy, and domesticity. Together through a sociocultural lens they contend with issues of marginalization in its myriad mainstream forms. Moments of present day are juxtaposed with fragments of memory and lucid dreams. Disparate aesthetics reveal hidden similarities in themes of calamity and misperception. In juxtaposition the works harness the power of experimental dialogue of which only art can provide.These Mirrors are Not Boxes explores the surprising, alternative, even subversive means and ways identity is formed, presented, confronted, and challenged when marginalized personas are brought out of the fringes. Curated by 2015 VisArts Emerging Curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell.

Special Event: Artists As Docents, Sunday,2:00p.m.
The artists of These Mirrors are Not Boxes lead a tour through the exhibition and talk about their work and the issue of identity.

Greg Braun: Sharpened

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, June 3  to  Sunday, July 5, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Greg Braun: Sharpened

Greg Braun, "Sharpened", 2015

Greg Braun “sharpens” his obsession with custom motorcycles from the Northern California Bay Area circa 1970 and the bling of a retail showroom into a solo exhibition that includes drawing, video and sculpture. Braun debuts colorful new works in a broad range of materials and scale that reach from floor to ceiling, stretch across the walls and embrace the gallery as a shop window.

Jeana Eve Klein and Sara Parent Ramos

Gallery Show date:
Friday, May 1  to  Sunday, May 31, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Jeana Eve Klein and Sara Parent Ramos

Sara Parent Ramos, Accumulation # 10, 2013, Porcelain, 30 x 10 x 10 inches

Two-person exhibition featuring the tiny obsessive embroidery of Jeana Eve Klein and layered porcelain sculptures of Sara Parent Ramos. Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, May 3, 2 – 4 p.m.

Visions: VisArts Resident Artist Exhibition

Gallery Show date:
Friday, May 1  to  Sunday, May 31, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Concourse Gallery
Visions: VisArts Resident Artist Exhibition

Group Exhibition of the current works from the Studio Artists at VisArts. 

Featuring Works from:

  • Bertrand S. Mao
  • Jane Hartman
  • Kathie Perry Lynch
  • Kate Westfall
  • Nanette Bevan
  • Sun Ju Choi
  • Thanasi Papapostolou
  • Xiaosheng Bi
VisArts Studio Artist Group Exhibition

"Amoeba", Jane Hartman, Stained Glass Panel

VisArts Studio Artist Group Exhibition

"Oceania"

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