July 17, 2024

UMW Galleries to Host Two New Exhibitions

Title: Supersonic .22 Bullet Shadowgraph by Andrew Davidhazy, archival ink jet print, 12 x 17 inches.

Title: Supersonic .22 Bullet Shadowgraph
by Andrew Davidhazy, archival ink jet print, 12 x 17 inches.

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will debut two new exhibitions to begin the new school year. The Ridderhof Martin Gallery will show The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas and Melchers Gray Purchase Award Showcase, in duPont Gallery. The exhibitions open on Thursday, Sept. 4 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in each gallery. Admission to the receptions and exhibitions are free and open to the public, the exhibitions will run from Sept. 4 to Oct. 5.

The main gallery of Ridderhof Martin features artwork that uses mathematical principles, The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas explores the relationship between rationality and beauty- between the perfection of a conceptual form and the visual pleasure it manifests. This gallery will also exhibit the Arthur Hash: Wearable Objects. Hash’s recent works utilize digital fabrication technologies, such as 3-D printing, which will be showcased in the exhibit.

Opening in duPont Gallery is the Melchers Gray Purchase Award Showcase, a retrospective of all the outstanding student recipients of this award. Each year, artworks are purchased from students by the UMW Galleries and become part of its permanent collection. Since the founding of the Purchase Award in 1995, the Galleries have collected over 20 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and multimedia works by students which will be shown together for the very first time.