Thursday, January 12, 2012

GA Gardner: Interconnections, curated by Jarvis DuBois
January 26 — March 11, 2012
Artist’s reception - Sunday, January 29, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
The Athenaeum
GA Gardner: Freedom, diptych, mixed media on canvas, 36” x 48”, 2011

Gardner uses the vibrant colors and energy of his native Trinidad and Tobago in his paintings and mixed media works to address our often-complicated relationship with mass communication.
Gardner’s works provide keen insight into how the proliferation of media in contemporary society results in a cacophony of mixed messages. Intricate layers of painted printed strips cover some canvases to interpret today’s advanced, digital modes of communication and their relationship to an intended thought or message. His uniquely vivid palette recalls the sky, sunsets, sea, and terrain of his Caribbean roots — yet his subject matter, style, and content speak more to our fast-paced urban environment.

Jarvis DuBois is an independent curator and arts consultant based in Washington, DC.

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. As the primary site for these activities, the NVFAA owns and maintains the historic building called the Athenaeum.  For additional information on the organization, please visit

The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Oooo Looks interesting - hadn't heard of the art space either. Thanks for the post!