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.

Learn more about the Artist-in-Residence program, this exhibition, and Adriana Monsalve at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/residency.

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.

Learn more at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/elementary-calculus.

Mason Libraries Artist-in-Residence Program

George Mason University Libraries are excited to announce a new venture: the Mason Libraries Artist-in-Residence Program! For our first (pilot) year, we’ve invited Adriana Monsalve, a photobook artist and publisher, to join us in a research and visual arts project.

Throughout April and May 2019, Monsalve will divide her residency between the University Libraries (Fenwick Library, Special Collections Research Center, and Fenwick Gallery) and the Mason School of Art to lead a series of in-class lectures and workshops, and to conduct research in the library’s photobook and artists’ book collections. The residency will conclude with an exhibition curated by Monsalve and an artist’s talk, and in the publication of a collaborative zine produced by Mason students and faculty.

Learn more about Adriana Monsalve and event details at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/residency.

Opening this week: “What Sparks Poetry”

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University is pleased to host “What Sparks Poetry,” an exhibition in celebration of Poetry Daily. The exhibition will be on view from March 20 through April 18, 2019, with a panel discussion presented by members of the Poetry Daily editorial and publication team on Thursday, March 21 at 6:45pm. This event immediately precedes the Visiting Writers series talk with poet Ilya Kaminsky at 7:30pm in the Fenwick Library Reading Room.

Learn more about Poetry Daily and “What Sparks Poetry” on our exhibitions page.