The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting two exhibits starting Thursday, Oct. 23: “American Abstract Artists: 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio” in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and “Antediluvian” in the duPont Gallery.
An opening reception at each gallery was held on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibitions will run through Sunday, Dec. 7. Admission is free and open to the public.
“American Abstract Artists: 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio” is an exhibition of 48 archival digital prints. Founded in 1936, the American Abstract Artists (AAA) fosters the understanding of abstract and non-objective art by organizing exhibitions, producing print portfolios and catalogs as well as providing a forum for discussion through symposia, panels and the American Abstract Artists Journal. For the first time in its long history, the AAA portfolio was printed digitally rather than using traditional forms of lithography or transferring image to plate.
DuPont Gallery will exhibit “Antediluvian,” an installation by Canadian artist Mia Feuer. The exhibit will display the preliminary materials that went into Feuer’s latest project, which was canceled by community protestors due to environmental concerns. The project was a temporary solar-powered gas station that would have floated in the river near Heritage Island in Washington, D.C. Materials on display will include drawings, projections and recorded lectures on environmental issues. Mia Feuer will give a lecture at the closing ceremony of the exhibition.
Ridderhof Martin and duPont galleries are located on the Fredericksburg campus near the intersection of College Avenue and Thornton Street. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (540) 654-1013 or visit http://www.umwgalleries.org/.