Galleries Showcasing Two Exhibits

Rosinski 2012 Melchers Gray Purchas winner

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting its inaugural Melchers Gray Purchase Award Showcase, the first time the collection has been shown together since the founding of the Purchase Award in 1995. The exhibit is one of two shows that opened Thursday, September 4, at UMW Galleries, including “The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Host Two New Exhibitions

The Twins by Elizabeth Kauffman
Oil on canvas
40” x 40”
2012

The University of Mary Washington will host “Ghosts: Clint Bagwell” at the duPont Gallery  from Thursday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 9 and “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2014” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from Thursday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Feb. 28. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries to Feature Latino and UMW Faculty Artists

jaeger-veronica-RedMarionette

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host two exhibitions: “Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists” from Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and “UMW Faculty Exhibition” from Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the duPont Gallery. The opening receptions will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the respective galleries. Admission is free and open to the public for both receptions and exhibitions. “Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists” will showcase the works of more than 15 Latino artists. They are from all over the United States from New York to Texas, Florida to California, but all come from Latino backgrounds. While the artists’ backgrounds have influenced the artwork, Exhibition Curator F. Lennox Campello, insists that, “…art, regardless of the label, should and must always stand as art, first and foremost.”   In conjunction with the exhibition, Campello, an artist and art … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Host Book-Related Exhibits

Lauren Jacobs, Falling of Heaven (Detail), 2012, upcycled book, acrylic paint,
wool, silk, beads, wire, tree moss, 8.5” x 12”

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting two exhibitions: “Double-Booked: Works by Brian Davis and Lauren Jacobs” at the duPont Gallery through Sunday, Feb. 10 and “The Art of the Book” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery through Friday, Feb. 22. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. “Double-Booked” features the works of adjunct instructors Brian Davis and Lauren Jacobs. In his work, Davis explores the tension between transcendence and cliché in installations, sculptural objects and multimedia works that include video and software. Through her mixed media sculptures, Jacobs creates surreal representations of the relationship between the body, emotion, wilderness and architecture to explore consciousness and its limits. An artist based in Woodbridge, Va., Davis teaches sculpture and new media at UMW, and has taught at the George Washington University and Winthrop University. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree in general studio from Winthrop … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Host Two New Exhibits

Zac Freeman, Jerry (detail), 2007, assemblage on board, 39 x 33 inches. Lent by Mark Smith. ©2007 Zac Freeman.

The University of Mary Washington Galleries are hosting “REDUX: Repurposed Materials” at the duPont Gallery through  Friday, November 30 and “Contemporary Work in Fiber” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery through Friday, December 7. “REDUX: Repurposed Materials” features pieces by artists who have incorporated unconventional and discarded materials to create works that push the traditional perception of art. The modern works of artists Danny R.W. Baskin, Harriete Estel Berman, Michael Booker, Mitra Fabian, Zac Freeman, Sayaka Ganz and Bart Vargas comment on a variety of personal issues, convictions and associations, while serving as a reminder to viewers of the importance of being responsible with our use of resources. “Contemporary Work in Fiber” features the work of eight artists whose individual works showcase the wide range and varied use of fiber in contemporary art. Pat Campbell, Jan Hopkins, Lewis Knauss, Patricia Mink, Angela Moll, Jóh Ricci, Jeanne Williamson and Pamela … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries to Host Two Exhibitions

Blue Willow from Memory, Service for 12, 2009, Kohler factory vitreous porcelain, 72 x 72 overall, © Molly Hatch
photo credit: Rich Maciejewski, Courtesy of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host “Mapping Nowhere: Rosemary Kate Jesionowski” at the duPont Gallery and “Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from Friday, September 7 through Friday, October 5. The opening receptions for both exhibitions will be held Thursday, September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., with the reception for “Mapping Nowhere” in the duPont Gallery and the reception for “Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts” in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. Eric Standley, associate professor of studio art at Virginia Tech, will present the talk “Process and Paradox” on Sunday, September 23 in conjunction with the “Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts” exhibit. The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in Combs Hall, Room 139. Admission is free to the talks, receptions and exhibitions. “Mapping Nowhere” features the work of faculty member Rosemary Jesionowski, assistant professor in multiple imaging and an accomplished artist and member of the Richmond art … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Presents Exhibition and Spring Lecture Series

Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, offset lithograph, 30 x 38 inches © 2012, University of Mary Washington Galleries

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will present the exhibition “Making an Impression: Prints from the Permanent Collection” through Friday, April 27 at Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The opening reception for “Making an Impression” was held Thursday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The exhibition highlights prints from the UMW Galleries’ permanent collection of art, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibit, the UMW Galleries will feature two lectures that will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139. Eric Denker, senior lecturer in the education department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present the lecture “Ink, Wood, Copper Stone: Identifying the Techniques of Prints,” on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.  The presentation will focus on the origination, duplication and originality of prints and will include … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Hosts New Exhibition

Allison Long Hardy, Daydream, pen, graphite, colored pencil, India ink on paper, 2011, 38 x 26 inches

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting two exhibitions: “Crowded Spaces: Allison Long Hardy” from Friday, January 20 through Sunday, February 5 at the duPont Gallery; and “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2012” from Friday, January 20 through Friday, February 24 at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The opening receptions for both exhibitions were held on Thursday, January 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the duPont Gallery and the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. Anne Timpano, director of University Galleries, presented a purchase prize and $2,000 in awards at the reception for the “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2012” exhibition. Admission is free to the receptions and exhibitions. “Crowded Spaces” showcases the work of artist Allison Long Hardy, adjunct professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UMW. The exhibit explores the ebb and flow of crowds; how crowds exist, move and dissipate as a cohesive unit; and how communication travels through crowds. Hardy’s works of pen, … [Read more...]

UMW Hosting Two Exhibitions, One from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Vincent Van Gogh, The Wheat Field Behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Remy, 1889, oil on canvas, 18 x 21 3/4 in./framed 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 in./unframed, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting two exhibitions: “Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts” through Friday, December 2 at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery; and “Super-Sized: Large Scale Drawings” through Friday, December 2 at the duPont Gallery. The opening reception for “Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler” was Thursday, October 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. Cliff Edwards, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, presented the lecture “Mysteries of ‘The Night Café’: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh” at the gallery on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m., Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will present the lecture “Jasper Francis Cropsey: The Hudson River School and a True American Landscape.” Both lectures are free and open to the public, but … [Read more...]