Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Newest MPA Exhibitions Opening September 15th

*Opening Exhibition Reception, Thursday, September 15th, 7 – 9 pm*

Convergences: Paintings by Chris GregsonDan Treado, and Magnolia Laurie Emerson Gallery
Each of these three artists, in their own way, is concerned with the process of bringing things together. Painting abstractly and with varying ties to the landscape, Gregson, Magnolia and Treado all use paint to explore space and atmosphere as a vehicle for experiencing and entering into their work. Each artist also expresses an interest in converging paradoxes as a guiding force in their creative process. These include an ongoing dialog between reason and imagination, determination and chance, order and the unpredictable, mutation and adaption, and the instinctive and the intentional.
Borderlines: Paintings by Jenny Singleton Atrium Gallery
These calligraphic abstract paintings reflect an interest in color, movement and pattern, drawing heavily on the artist’s background in Middle-Eastern language and culture. An interest in dreams and storytelling underlies the work as well, creating a framework for an exploration of the interplay between order and chaos.
Vertical: Paintings by Joel D’Orazio | Ramp Gallery
Joel D’Orazio exhibits a series of paintings executed on interior doors that blend vibrant color and buoyant shape to create dream-like atmospheric entryways. A former architect, D’Orazio taps into a deep knowledge of space, using complex layering techniques that highlight the fluidity of the pint and dissolve any central focus or subject matter.
Special Artist Talk By Spring Hill Metro Station Artist, Barbara Grygutis 
Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30 PM
Meet Barbara Grygutis, an internationally renowned public sculptor, and learn about her inspiration for the Spring Hill Metro Station design. Grygutis creates public spaces that enhance the built environment, enable civic interaction, and reveal unspoken relationships between nature and humanity.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
www.mpaart.org | 703.790.1953 | 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101

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