Opening Reception: Friday, October 21 from 6pm to 8pm
CulturalDC presents Motherload by Roxana Geffen from October 22 through November 19 at Flashpoint Gallery. Motherload is a series of vivid, multi-layered installations that merge imagery and materials from the artist’s domestic space. The exhibition embodies the labor, creativity, and humor needed to find balance in the overwhelming chaos of daily life. While the work reflects a formal interest in pattern, color, and material, it is also a more personal exploration of the complex, contradictory world of parenting. A range of techniques traditionally associated with homemaking and home repair mirrors the need for parents to be jacks-of-all-trades—though often masters of none. Family objects, photographs of familiar landscapes, thrift store finds, building materials, and computer game imagery become ensnared in combinations that both revel in and give order to the resulting dissonance.
Roxana Alger Geffen works with a variety of media and techniques, including painting, photography, textiles, and installation. She holds an MFA in Painting from Boston University. Geffen is currently a resident artist at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA and lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three children. She has shown her work in solo and group shows in DC, Virginia, New York, Boston, Vermont, Atlanta, Denver, and New Zealand. Geffen’s art has been featured in a number of publications, and is part of several private and corporate collections, including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Washingtonia Collection.
- Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 6pm
- or by appointment
Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW. For more information visit www.culturaldc.org.