All posts by Stephanie Grimm

Nikki Brugnoli: Convergence opens Monday, May 21

CONVERGENCE
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.

 

 

“Germany: Integrating Immigrants” opens March 19

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.

Kate Fitzpatrick: Asemic Manuscript opens February 9

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.

Promotional image for "The True Cost" film

Human Trafficking film screenings at Arlington Campus

Join ArtWorks for Freedom, the Mason School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and the University Libraries on Wednesday, October 18 to learn about modern slavery and human trafficking. We will be showing two documentaries: The True Cost and Not My Life.

The True Costdirected by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing – about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Not My Life, directed by Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, depicts the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, combining testimony from survivors, opinion and analysis from their advocates with vivid depictions of the exploitation, Not My Life is a powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings and the abuse of vulnerable people.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 12pm – 1:45pm (The True Cost and Not My Life) OR 7:30pm – 10pm (The True Cost).

WHERE: 5th floor, Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington Campus (within S-CAR space)

REGISTRATION: Please sign up at https://gmu.libcal.com/event/3628521. The event is free!