exhibitions on view
Spring SOLOS 2016 - Main Level and Lower Level Galleries
Artists: Gabriela Bulisova (VA) | Maggie Gourlay (MD) | Adam Hager (DC) | Jesse Harrod (PA) | R. Mertens (VA) | Lauren Rice (VA) | Amy Ritter (PA)
In keeping with AAC’s mission of promoting rising regional artists, the semiannual SOLOS exhibition returns this spring. Seven artists hailing from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia will each mount a self-contained solo exhibition in one of seven separate gallery spaces.
Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: As you spread, I am erased - Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery - Upper Level
Ilchi utilizes the paradoxical notions of chance and control to create enigmatic environments where fluid transgressions of paint meet the precision of the hand. Here, paint transforms into land and molten matter as it flows and coagulates throughout and beyond the boundaries of the painting surface, channeling aerial views and satellite imageries. In her work, Ilchi explores the notion of “duality” to comprehend her multifaceted cultural identity as an Iranian-American immigrant and the complexities that emanate from such polarized cultural experiences.
Melanie Kehoss: Jeweled Traditions - Atrium - Main Level
In Jeweled Traditions, paper-cut scenes depict rituals of local families as remembered and enacted by Kehoss’ summer campers at Arlington Arts Center. The summer camp was a special opportunity for the students to be part of a local art installation in collaboration with Kehoss, their instructor, and an accomplished visual artist.
H-B Woodlawn – Emerging Artists of Vacation Lane
Jenkins Community Gallery - Lower Level
Emerging Artists of Vacation Lane features works by a group of six high school seniors in the AP art class at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program. The unique philosophy of H-B, which emphasizes student-driven learning, responsibility, and self-governance, has allowed these students to take unique paths in artistic development. This exhibit shows a variety of explorations, including the order and repetition of the urban landscape, distortions and contortions of the human figure and the emotive possibilities of color. Underlying this diversity is a dedication to the principles of design - including scale, repetition, balance and rhythm, and a commitment to evolving personal voice.
on view JUN 25 - OCT 2, 2016
Strange Landscapes - Main Level and Lower Level Galleries
Strange Landscapes approaches landscape as a topic, a historical legacy, a lens for exploring our relationship with nature, and a foundation for imagining alternative ways of being. Featuring painting, drawing, installation, video, sculpture, and performance, the exhibition highlights artists whose work both draws on and challenges traditional artistic approaches to the natural and built environments. The exhibition will include artist talks, interactive community workshops, and a catalog, along with curriculum for both students and adults.