Opening this week: “D(C)MV Comics: Community, Process, Publishing”

D(C)MV Comics features six cartoonists and comics artists from the greater Washington D.C. area: Malaka Gharib, Adam Griffiths, Kendra & Kat, Athena Naylor, and Anna Sellheim. These artists open up their practice to demystify the comics production process, while also demonstrating the expansive potential of comics storytelling: from the personal and poetic to the fabulist and futuristic, from memoir to space pirates and back again. While published comics are included in this exhibition, the entire lifespan of a comic work is examined, from development sketches and scripts to final artwork and pages.

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Exhibition + Artist Talk: Adriana Monsalve, “Diaspora Diction”

As part of the pilot Mason Libraries Artist-in-Residence program, we’re excited to announce the exhibition Diaspora Diction, featuring photography and photobook work from Adriana Monsalve.

Join us for an artist talk with Monsalve on Tuesday, May 28 from 2-3pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room (Fenwick 2001), followed by a light reception.

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Opening tomorrow: J Carrier: Elementary Calculus

Fenwick Gallery is pleased to host Elementary Calculus, a photobook exhibition from artist and Mason professor J Carrier. Carrier will also present an artist’s talk on Tuesday, April 30 from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room (room 2001).

Elementary Calculus, through a series of portraits, landscapes and still life photographs, observes the publicly private moments of migrants and refugees in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as they attempt to connect back to their homes. In photographing these peregrine foreigners, the project explores the distance between reality and desire – the want for what was and the hope for what will be – and traces the manner in which we navigate this desolate geography. The photographs resonate with the sense that in a foreign landscape distance loses its physical measure and home feels like a hazy memory, a half-remembered dream.

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