Exhibitions

  1. Main Gallery
  2. Lab Gallery
  3. Front Window

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In A Fertile World

Main Gallery: August 27 - October 21, 2018    

Public Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5 - 8 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, September 29, 2 pm

Artists Sharon Fishel, Susan Hostetler, and Nancy Sausser investigate the various manifestations of fertility, including the airborne, the interior and the aqueous. In a Fertile World presents their shared interest in the patterns and cycles of the natural world. Working with oil paint, Fishel builds layer upon layer of color, texture, and transparency. Her transformational forms, gathered from nature, are “grown” into complete works, suggesting individual moments in the natural life cycle of living forms as well as reflections upon the impermanent nature of the world. On a more sculptural form, and inspired by flora and fauna, Hostetler’s drawings and 3-D wall pieces focus on the seasonal movement of migration, patterns in murmurations of birds, and the visual arrangement of their songs. Her work is an exploration of balance between predictability and mystery. Sausser, in turn, explores the dichotomy between interior and exterior worlds. Her encased womb-like vessels reference the landscape and the botanical, while also conjuring images the interior body and bringing to mind an earthy and ceremonial sense of reverence

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PUSH AND PULL: VARIATIONS ON NATURE

Main Gallery: November 5 – December 29, 2018

Public Reception: Saturday, November 10, 5-8 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, December 1, 2 pm

Through the three-dimensional, the digital and the analog, seven local artists analyze and explore our relationship with the natural world. The connection we seek to maintain or are longing to have with nature, and how its elements are a source of inspiration, resources and awe.


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LIVE SCULPTURE NOW 2019

Main Gallery: January 14 – March 9, 2019

Public Reception: Saturday, January 19, 5-8 pm

The Washington Sculptors Group was founded in 1984 with a mission to “promote an awareness and an understanding of sculpture and foster the exchange of ideas among sculptors, collectors, and the general public.” This exhibition brings together a group of works that continue to push the boundaries of the physical, the spatial and the interpreted.




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(In)Justice Systems


March 25 – May 18
Reception: Saturday, March 30, 5-8 pm

Curated by artist, curator, and educator Erin Devine, this exhibition presents the investigations of a group of contemporary artists as they explore the impact of mass incarceration on prisoners, families and communities the United States­—which holds the highest incarceration rate in the world. The exhibit also seeks to provide a space for broader meanings of “incarcerations” that are global, racial, and gendered, with works that engage community action, spatial concepts, and history.