July 17, 2024

UMW Galleries Exhibitions

UMW Galleries will launch the 2010-2011 season with two new shows that open on Friday, September 3 and run through Friday, October 8. On Thursday, Sept. 2, don’t miss the joint opening reception that will take place in both galleries from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Study for a Perfect Day” will take place in the duPont Gallery.  Working with local businesses and thrift stores to secure recycled materials, Carole Garmon has created a body of work that speaks to notions of artifice and artifact. Using the landscape as her backdrop, her “vistas” address the art historical through references to the sublime aesthetic; the political with a nod to manifest destiny; and contemporary western culture through a DIY approach to her building methods.

Carole Garmon,  professor of art, holds an MFA (1996) and a BFA (1993) in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has taught at UMW since 1998 and is a recipient of UMW’s Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award.  Garmon’s research acknowledgements include the accessioning of select images and research materials on Rembrandt into the Rijks Museum Library in Amsterdam, Holland and participating in a BBC 2 documentary on Rembrandt’s painting, The Night Watch.  The segment is part of the larger series, The Private Life of the Masterpiece.  She was one of two Americans chosen to participate in the international exhibition, Inspired By Rembrandt, commemorating Rembrandt’s 400th birthday.  In addition to numerous private collections, her work has been exhibited at the Main Art Gallery and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, the WPA/Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C., the Arlington Arts Center, as well as Lima, Peru and Berlin, Germany.

“REPEAT: Exploring Pattern and Texture” will take place in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery.  It will feature the work of seven artists from Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia. Come see how these artists explore pattern and texture using a broad range of techniques and a variety of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, and mixed media.

Admission to the University of Mary Washington Galleries is free.  The UMW Galleries is located on the University of Mary Washington campus at 1301 College Avenue and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.

For directions and more information, call (540) 654-1013 or visit the gallery website at www.galleries.umw.edu.

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