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.
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
Reminder! Join us this Wednesday, September 26 at 11am for a discussion with Mel Parada, in conversation with Emily Fussner (Fenwick Gallery GPA).
This artist’s talk will be held in the Fenwick Main Reading Room (2001) on the second floor of Fenwick Library. Visitor parking is available in the Rappahannock River or Mason Pond parking decks — see the Fairfax campus parking map for more details.
MEL PARADA: RETHINKING LINES
Opening Monday, August 27, 2018
Rethinking Lines examines the possibilities of meaning making and attempts to remove narrative from communication design through visual treatments that involve the deconstruction of typography, reconfigured grid systems, scale, and color theory. The work embodies theoretical approaches found in the Minimalist movement as well as abstraction movements like De Stijl and Constructivism.
Mel Parada holds an MFA from the School of Art at George Mason University, where he also serves as an adjunct faculty member in graphic design.
Learn more about this exhibition, including a full artist’s statement and opening information, on our Exhibitions page.
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.