2014 spring solos

on view April 26 - June 29


Phillip Adams

Adams’ work juxtaposes sublime landscapes that hearken back to a place of untouched beauty with a place where a need to own, alter, and control ones environment permeates. His exhibition features a site-specific installation that transforms the atrium into one of his drawings. Adams received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked for the past 10 years as a muralist, both nationally and internationally. He is represented by Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia.

Benjamin Andrew
New historical details surrounding the life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, who Arlington Arts Center’s home, the Maury School is named after, are presented in an immersive mix of photography, ephemera, and interactive devices. Curated by the artist, these documents tell the story of Maury’s secret travels through time with the Chronoecology Corps — a group of rogue scientists whose unique collaboration with Maury revolutionized the study of the natural world.

Alex Arzt
Arzt’s work will reveal traces of unseen natural processes through an immersive installation involving sound, photographic processes, and objects. Using spores, yeasts, molds, and larvae as both materials and actors, the work borders on science and alchemy and asks viewers to place themselves amongst or apart from nature.

Kyle Bauer
Bauer’s installation will allow viewers to enter and exit the path at his or her own discretion and their curiosity will be engage though color, pattern, and texture. With implied mobility, static tension, and the placement of individual pieces, I invite the viewer to navigate the spaces between, around, and within. This new series of sculptures will be a continuance of my studio research of signs, beacons, buoys, and the pathways where they exist.

Elizabeth Kauffman
Can subjective experience provide objective truth? This question is at the heart of Kauffman’s Principles of Invisibility. Through the lens of paranormal sightings and occult knowledge, Kauffman creates an experimental laboratory to bring into question the “truth” of visual data and recorded experiences. The exhibition includes an interactive archive and research station, a reflecting pool, crystal viewing, watercolor documents, and drawn diagrams.

Colleen McCubbin Stepanic
The works included in Range play off the variety of meanings of the word. They are, in the first place, images drawn from an actual mountain range. But in another sense they are explorations of the range of one’s mind in its ability to absorb and consider information.

Salvatore Pirrone

This body of work is built on an active questioning of what is seen and what is known. Common household items are combined and then cast in concrete and plaster in a series of sculptures exploring themes of play, work, and identity. This uncanny combination of material and image is intended to ignite feelings both familiar and foreign. Like something we know and understand well, but forgot about; the sculpture is an old friend.

Photo by Lucia Martino