Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Greater Reston Arts Center / Focus Exhibitions

April 24 – June 6, 2009
Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6 – 8pm
Gallery Talk at 7pm

Image Details:
John M. Adams, Sitting Still 67, oil and acrylic on panel, 10” x 8.5”, 2009
Stephanie George, Driving in Air, monoprints, 50” x 38”, 2008
Jessie Lehson, Rusted Dirt Floor (detail), sifted soil, iron content 356fe, 15’ x 15’, 2007

Greater Reston Arts Center presents spring 2009 Focus Exhibitions featuring John M. Adams, Stephanie George, and Jessie Lehson. Each artist’s work explores archetypal issues of spirituality, dreams, and collective memory from a distinct perspective.

John M. Adams will exhibit acrylic on birch panel paintings from his Sitting Still series. John M. Adams breathes fresh air into abstraction by subjecting his paintings to a fine tension created between meticulous craftsmanship and an open-ended, “anything-can-happen” process.

Stephanie George will show, Driving in Air, large-scale, colorful monoprints based on her dreams. “Am sitting in a chair when fish start appearing before me,” begins an entry in Stephanie George’s dream journal.

In Green/house Baltimore artist Jessie Lehson will exhibit drawings, sculpture, and installations informed by her interest in vernacular architecture, historical pigments, and spirituality. Jessie Lehson collects dirt and uses it to make art that is so un-dirt-like, so minimalist, and elegant that it might be called “soil” or “earth”. But “dirt” is the better word.

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: 703.471.9242

Gallery Hours : Tuesday - Saturday 11 -5pm

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