Gallery Openings and Events

The Gallery at Convergence Presents Isabel Cureux Various Small Fires

Photo courtesy of the Gallery at Convergence.

Photo courtesy of the Gallery at Convergence.

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Opening Reception: Friday, November 18 from 7pm to 9pm

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The Convergence Arts Initiative presents Various Small Fires, a site-specific installation and exhibit by Isabel Cureux. Various Small Fires explores how each small event in our life creates who we are. Mental illness, divorce, bi-raciality, and religion will be presented in innovative ways to both garner a feeling of solidarity with those who have experienced these things, and present a new way to understand them for those who have not.

Isabel Cureux is the most recent recipient of the CRAVE (Creating Resources for Artistic Vision and Engagement) micro-grant partnership between the Torpedo Factory Arts Center and the Convergence Arts Initiative. She was recently invited to be a guest artist in the Special Projects Studio at the Torpedo Factory as part of her community based art project, The Silent World.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
A mixed-media sculptor and painter, Isabel Cureux creates an experience for each viewer through manipulation of senses and environment. Her art challenges the audience to see their own experiences through the filter of each piece and begs the question “what happened here?”

Isabel studied various art mediums at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and at Wells College in Paris, France. Isabel’s art has been displayed at the Special Collections Library at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been featured at multiple shows in Paris, France, as well as in the US. She most recently curated Unburied: The Secrets We Keep and the community art project The Silent World at Convergence in Alexandria, VA. When she is not creating art, she spends her time accumulating new experiences by reading, exploring nature, and asking her dog to answer life’s toughest questions.

The exhibition is open to the public:

  • Fridays 10am to 5pm
  • Saturdays 10am to 4pm

The Gallery at Convergence is located at 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA. For more information visit www.ourconvergence.org.