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Solos 2020

Arlington Arts Center reopens its galleries with Solos 2020 featuring MFA student, Heidi Zenisek.


Non-ARHU Contributor(s):

Heidi Zenisek, third year MFA candidate

Dates: -

"SOLOS 2020 Artists:
Tara Gupta, Kim Llerena, Rebecca Rivas-Rogers, Anne Clare Rogers, Constance Simon, and Heidi Zenisek

For SOLOS 2020, AAC presents exhibitions by six contemporary artists who work in a diverse range of media including photography, installation, sculpture, and painting. The exhibitions are part of AAC’s long-running SOLOS program, which presents solo exhibitions and projects by emerging and established artists based in the Mid-Atlantic, selected from an open call for proposals.

The six artists included in SOLOS 2020 were selected from an open call for proposals by two accomplished jurors: Terence Washington, formerly of the National Gallery of Art and currently Program Director of NXTHVN, a residency and gallery space in New Haven, Connecticut, and Michael Benevento, director of Current Space in Baltimore, Maryland."

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"Shift" Online Exhibition

Patrick Craig shows painting in online exhibit at the McLean Project for the Arts


Author/Lead: Patrick Craig
Dates: -

Associate Professor of Art Patrick Craig's painting, "Bamboo Mambo" was selected by Sarah Tanguy for exhibition in 'Shift," an online exhibition at the McLean Project for the Arts

The works in this exhibition focus on the concept of shift, change or exchange, in paradigm, position, direction, tendency, viewpoint, atmosphere, needs, dreams, schedules, interactions, environment, perspective…

The two jurors, Sarah Tanguy, curator and arts writer, and Henry L. Thaggert, collector and art patron, created two separate exhibits, each drawing from the same pool of works. 259 artists applied, most submitting two works, creating a pool both large and diverse. This online exhibition, constructed during the time of COVID-19 when galleries and museums remain largely closed, offers a platform for artists to show works related to this immediate and timely concept. It also offers a window into the process of making an exhibition, and how jurors and curators respond to works of art, shaping a unique vision that comes to life through the choices they make.

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Solo Exhibition: "Jeux de bois"

Foon Sham created works on paper and site-specific sculptures for this exhibition using wood from south west of France

Art, College of Arts and Humanities

Author/Lead: Foon Sham
Dates: -
Award Organization:

Arkad à Auvillar Art Center in Auvillar, France

Foon Sham Auvillar Art Center

After a two month residence at the Arkad à Auvillar Art Center in Auvillar, France, Professor of Art Foon Sham created works on paper and site-specific sculptures for this exhibition using wood from south west of France.

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