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.
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 Cost, directed 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!
Fenwick Gallery is pleased to announce our newest exhibition, “Call + Response: INVISIBLE,” opening on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Call + Response is a collaboration between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking to the issues of our times.
The theme for this year’s Call + Response is INVISIBLE, developed in conversation with ArtWorks for Freedom’s campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, “invisible crimes,” and unlawful actions against marginalized communities. The visual and literary artists participating in Call + Response begin at this point, but may diverge in their creative responses to the theme.
Be sure to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3:00-4:15pm for our opening Artists’ and Writers’ Panel, presented as part of Fall for the Book’s activities at Mason. This discussion will be followed by an walkthrough and opening reception at 4:30pm in the Fenwick Gallery, with refreshments generously provided by Argo Tea.
Learn more about the exhibition, artists, writers, and related events on the exhibition’s page here.
We hope to see you there!