Category Archives: gallery

“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.

New Exhibition: TEAR: TORN opens December 11th, 2017

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.

Ed Luce: The “Oaf,” comics, community, and coffee

Monday, September 18, 10:00am
Fenwick Library Main Reading Room

Fresh from Small Press Expo, we’re pleased to host artist and designer Ed Luce, creator of the comics series Wuvable Oaf. Luce has been nominated for multiple Ignatz Awards and is winner of the 2017 LAMBDA Literary Award for Best Graphic Novel. He lives and works in San Francisco and teaches at California College of the Arts (CCA).

Join us for coffee, conversation, and donuts as Luce speaks about the evolution of his artistic practice (from painting to sequential art), the role of community in his work, and the business of comics and design.