October 17, 2021

UMW Galleries Upcoming Exhibitions

Where Earth Meets Sky: Reflections on Nature from UMW’s Permanent CollectionRidderhof Martin Gallery
Where Earth Meets Sky: Reflections on Nature from UMW’s Permanent Collection
October 28–December 5, 2021
Tuesday-Friday: 10-4, Saturday-Sunday: 1-4
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 28, 5-7 p.m.
www.umwgalleries.org

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is pleased to present Where Earth Meets Sky: Reflections on Nature from UMW’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition features landscape scenes in a variety of media, including works by Chase Chen, Brett Livingstone-Strong, and Herb Jackson. Created by UMW Interns Andrew Elliott, Carolyn Riley, Madeline Williams, Meredith Glasco, and Sophia Maldonado, this show aims to provide a space for the viewer to contemplate their relationship with nature. These seniors from the Department of Art History and Department of Historic Preservation hope to engage the UMW and larger Fredericksburg communities with these works, reminding viewers of the power of nature and the importance of creating experiences within it.

Dan FinneganduPont Gallery
Dan Finnegan–Potter
October 28–December 5, 2021
Tuesday-Friday: 10-4, Saturday-Sunday: 1-4
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 28, 5-7 p.m.
www.umwgalleries.org

UMW Galleries is pleased to present Dan Finnegan–Potter, a solo exhibition by the celebrated local artist, in duPont Gallery from October 28 through December 5. This exciting show documents Dan’s 40 years as a potter in Fredericksburg Virginia, featuring pottery and sculpture from throughout this time period. While Finnegan has lived and worked in Fredericksburg since 1980, this is the first retrospective exhibition of his work at the University of Mary Washington. Several events will coincide with the show, including a reception on October 28th from 5-7 p.m., and a lecture by the artist on October 29th at 12 noon in the Hurley Convergence Center and via Zoom (check www.umwgalleries.org for the link).

UMW Galleries is free and open to the public. Check www.umwgalleries.org for updates regarding pandemic related policies and/or changes to our schedule. Please contact the galleries in advance if you plan to visit with a group. While our mission is to bring excellent artwork to the community, the safety and health of our patrons, staff and students is our top priority.

 

 

UMW Studio Art 2021 Senior Exhibition

Greetings,

UMW Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 UMW Studio Art Senior Exhibition!

The exhibition, located in duPont Gallery, features the work of 23 seniors. It will open Monday, April 26th, and will run through May 9th.

We encourage you to schedule your visit in advance as the Galleries are operating under limited capacity. To schedule your visit, click here.

Sincerely,
UMW Galleries

UMW Studio Art 2021 Senior Exhibition Poster. duPont Gallery, April 26-May 9.

UMW Galleries Presents “Rows, Collections and Private Spaces: New Work by Chris Gregson”

Flyer for "Rows, Collections and Private Spaces: New Work by Chris Gregson."UMW Galleries presents “Rows, Collections and Private Spaces: New Work by Chris Gregson,” in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery on the UMW Fredericksburg campus. The show is open through March 21. Please visit www.umwgalleries.org for more information.

UMW Galleries Presents “Origin, Celebrating UMW Studio Art Alumna Tenee’ Hart”

Tenee' Hart flyerUMW Galleries presents “Origin, Celebrating UMW Studio Art Alumna Tenee’ Hart.” In the duPont Gallery from February 11 through March 21. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 4, and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4. Limited capacity: schedule your visit in advance at www.umwgalleries.org. A scheduled talk with the artist has been postponed due to

About the artist: Tenee’ Hart is an ‘unconventional’ fiber sculpture artist pursuing themes of feminism that delve into topics of beauty, anatomy, and injustices of women. Material usage throughout her practice is critical due to their innate history and meanings. Hart hails from Virginia, where she was born and raised. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mary Washington in 2011. Later, Hart pursued and currently holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University, where she has been teaching, at the college level, since 2014. She enjoys dinosaurs, radical feminism, glitter, stickers, fur babies, and everything that is the 80’s!

UMW Galleries Highlight Faculty and Alumni Artists

A retrospective of artwork from Mary Washington alumni and faculty past and present will be featured in one of two exhibitions hosted by the UMW Galleries, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 6. The other will honor the legacy of a former professor who was instrumental in cultivating the University’s art collection. These shows, Origins: UMW Ceramics […]

UMW Galleries Highlight Alumni and Faculty Artists Past and Present

Origins

A retrospective of artwork from Mary Washington alumni and faculty past and present will be featured in one of two exhibitions hosted by the UMW Galleries, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 6. The other will honor the legacy of a former professor who was instrumental in cultivating the University’s art collection.

The exhibits, Origins: UMW Ceramics Faculty and Alumni in the duPont Gallery, and Julien Binford: A Legacy of Inspiration & Enterprise in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery, will open with receptions from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Origins, which will be on display through March 29, showcases the diverse artwork of faculty and alumni from the University of Mary Washington’s ceramics program over the past 50 years. It is also a concurrent exhibition for this year’s National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), to be held in Richmond Virginia in late March.

Julien Binford

By bringing together a variety of expressions, techniques and processes, the exhibition highlights the success of our former students and the strength of our department while illustrating the range and depth of contemporary ceramic art.  From sculptural objects and installations to functional pottery, Origins celebrates our community, and reiterates Mary Washington’s identity as an institution grounded in the liberal arts.

Julien Binford, on display through March 15, honors the legacy of former Mary Washington Professor of Art, Julien Binford. The show presents preparatory drawings that Binford created during the 1940s and early 1950s for important commissions he received from LIFE Magazine and The Greenwich Savings Bank. These works were graciously loaned by Maureen Paige (UMW, Class of 1970), a former student of Julien Binford. Also on display are artworks acquired by Binford during his tenure at Mary Washington.

UMW Galleries Announces Fall Exhibitions

The University of Mary Washington Galleries are pleased to present two exhibitions: Thanks in Advance: Jason Robinson and Embodiment: Figurative Works from UMW’s Permanent Collection in the duPont and Ridderhof Martin Galleries, respectively. Thanks in Advance will run from Sept. 19 through Dec. 8, 2019. Embodiment will run from Sept. 2 through Oct. 6, 2019. The opening receptions will be on Thursday, September 19th from 5-7pm in the Galleries. There will additionally be a live performance during the DuPont reception. The UMW Galleries and all associated events are free and open to the public. The Galleries’ hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.

About the Exhibitions:

 

Jason Robinson's Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room, video, 2019.

Jason Robinson’s Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room, video, 2019.

Thanks in Advance: Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson makes films, videos, sounds, prints, performances and gifs about family, friends, and the materiality of analog video signals.  His work has screened at festivals and galleries both nationally and internationally including The Virginia Film Festival (Charlottesville, VA), Ethnografilm (Paris, France), The Asheville Art Museum (NC), and the Transmission Art Festival (Athens, Greece). He is an assistant professor of Digital Art at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.

Detail of Untitled by Phyllis Ridderhof Martin.

Detail of Untitled by Phyllis Ridderhof Martin.

Embodiment: Figurative Works from UMW’s Permanent Collection

This exhibition is curated by our former Collections Manager, Charles “Alex” Trivette, who selected some of his favorite works from our permanent collection. The exhibition includes the works of eight artists: Phyllis Ridderhof Martin, Dorothy Van Winckel, Alfred Levitt, Margaret Sutton, Tetsuo Ochikubo, Nicholas Vasilieff, Hans Burkhardt, and Arshille Gorky.

 

Two New Exhibitions Coming to UMW Galleries

UMW Galleries announces two new exhibitions opening Oct. 25 – Ready-Made Dream by Sue Johnson in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and Crowns, a collection of ceramic works curated by Jessica Gardner in duPont Gallery.

Ready-Made Dream features floor-to-ceiling vinyl panels and decals that the artist has designed—transforming the gallery into the interior of an ideal, modern home. As the exhibition title suggests, Johnson envisions a world in which the home is nostalgic and familiar, yet, also reduced to an empty space existing simply to house various things.

Crowns seeks to explore women’s specific experience in motherhood. Each of the artists represent a different stage in the experience of motherhood and discusses her role as a mother and the impact motherhood has on her studio practice, whether it be direct collaborations with her child/children or shifts in the body of work created.

Both exhibitions begin with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Read-Made Dream will feature an artist talk on Oct. 26 at noon.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.umwgalleries.org.

UMW Art Alumni Come Full Circle

She doodled so often she didn’t even realize she’d done it: Drawn a tiny image in the margin of her English paper. Anna Prezioso ‘09 was a junior at the University of Mary Washington, on track to become a high school English teacher, when she turned in the assignment. The absent-minded doodle would change the […]

UMW Galleries Host Two New Exhibitions

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host two exhibitions, The Association for Creative Zoology in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and Trophy Room in the duPont Gallery, from Thursday, Oct. 27, through Dec. 4. Opening receptions for both exhibits will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the respective galleries. […]