May 21 – August 17, Fenwick Gallery
Convergence focuses on the intersecting and overlapping lines of artist Nikki Brugnoli’s research over the last four years in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Disregarded, post-industrial structures from her past and present as well as widening horizons converge through a series of mixed media drawings, screen prints and photographs. These investigations are engaged meditations on memory and loss, abandonment and reconciliation.
“This exhibition aims to widen the view for myself and for my audience and to better understand how all things relate; things forgotten, hidden, lost and revealed.” Learn more about these works and the artist on our Exhibitions page.
Mark your calendars! Opening on April 16, Origins is an exhibition from the Mason MFA Printmaking collective, ELEMENTS, and examines creation myths focusing on the genesis of man, the material world, and the role of divine beings.
Learn more about Origins on our exhibitions page.
Fenwick Gallery is pleased to host a visiting poster exhibition, “Germany: Integrating Immigrants,” on display from Monday, March 19 through Friday, April 6.
Developed by the German Embassy, this exhibition provides facts about immigration in Germany as well as stories about immigrants and refugees who came to Germany and made a positive difference. Learn more on our exhibitions page.
Join us on Monday, March 19th at 3:00 p.m. for an opening lecture with Mr. Christian Heusermann, Chief of Staff to the German Ambassador of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. A small reception will follow in Fenwick Gallery at 3:45 p.m.
This event is co-organized by Dr. Natalia Dudnik, Term Assistant Professor of German Studies, and is co-sponsored by the Modern and Classical Languages Department at George Mason University and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Deconstructing traditional writing systems and letter forms, artist Kate Fitzpatrick invents her own written language as meditation. The work unveils a realm of streaming consciousness, forming a mantra of the artist, while the structure of the page invites the viewer to search for the familiar and reflect on the unknown.
On display now through March 16, 2018. Join us on Wednesday, March 7 for an artist’s talk with Fitzpatrick and curator Jennifer Lillis. Learn more and see a full artist’s statement on our Exhibits page.
December 11, 2017 – February 2, 2018
TEAR: TORN is a collection of mixed media pieces by third year MFA Painting candidate Erica Hopkins. Employing collage, video, and photography the series exhibits the journey of self-discovery, defining “ecstasy” through the act of tearing in relationship to being torn. By collaging fragments of papers and photographs of everyday life, the series becomes an action of reconstructing chaos in the confinement of square panels. Buried in the layers of tearing, madness is brought to order, forming a portrait of the artist.
Erica Hopkins is an artist originally from Anchorage, Alaska. She has a BA in Art History, with an extensive background in theatre and music. While working on her undergraduate degree, she began creating her own art to better understand those she studied. Her work utilizes the various mediums of painting, alternative photography, mixed media, video, and sound art to explore themes of identity, psychology, beauty, and destruction.
Hopkins will present a closing artist’s talk on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 1:30pm in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room.