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.
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.
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.