Opening this week: “What Sparks Poetry”

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University is pleased to host “What Sparks Poetry,” an exhibition in celebration of Poetry Daily. The exhibition will be on view from March 20 through April 18, 2019, with a panel discussion presented by members of the Poetry Daily editorial and publication team on Thursday, March 21 at 6:45pm. This event immediately precedes the Visiting Writers series talk with poet Ilya Kaminsky at 7:30pm in the Fenwick Library Reading Room.

Learn more about Poetry Daily and “What Sparks Poetry” on our exhibitions page.

Opening Friday 2/8: It’s Personal

“It’s Personal,” featuring zines, books, and more. On view from February 8 – March 15, 2019.

In “It’s Personal,” the artists use the unique qualities of sequencing, format, and multiples that zines and artists’ books allow as way to explore and share with a wide audience their interests, perspectives, longings, and questions.

The exhibition will run from February 8–March 15, 2019, with an artists’ talk in the Special Collections Research Center of Fenwick Library on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Learn more at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/personal.

Opening 12/3: [Land]scape

What is a landscape? A scenic countryside? A long-standing tradition in art history? The distant backdrop of our lives and memories? In the exhibition [Land]scape, artists ask us to engage the notion of landscape on multiple levels. Featuring a range of painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and video works, the exhibition itself becomes a landscape revealing a strata of emerging art practices within Mason’s Visual Arts MFA program.

Presented by Fenwick Gallery in partnership with ARTIFACT, a graduate student organization for MFA candidates in Mason’s School of Art.

Read more on the Fenwick Gallery exhibitions page.

Call & Response: Borders | Opens October 10

Call & Response is an annual exhibition of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which ones calls and one responds. The result is a dynamic set of paired works of words and artistic media that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for the twelfth annual Call & Response is Borders.

Call & Response: Borders will be on display from Wednesday, October 10 – Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Fenwick Gallery. An opening reception and panel discussion with the artists is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 at 1:30pm, during the Fall for the Book Festival on Mason’s Fairfax campus.

Learn more about this exhibition at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/borders