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Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University Presents Call & Response: Transmogrify Group Exhibition

Courtesy of Fenwick Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10 at 1:30pm
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Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University is pleased to host Call & Response: Transmogrify. The exhibition will run from October 3 November 9, 2019, with a panel discussion and opening reception on Thursday, October 10 at 1:30 P.M. at Fenwick Library.

Call & Response is an annual exhibit of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a dynamic set of paired works of words and artistic media that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for the eleventh annual Call & Response is Transmogrify. The term transmogrify means to change, but various dictionaries add “magically,” “utterly,” “surprisingly,” and even “in a grotesque manner.” This collaboration between writers and artists relies on a kind of metamorphosis, one in which a spark from the caller’s work is made apparent in a new form in the responder’s. How do we transform one another? How does one work surprisingly or even utterly, alter our view of another?

Call & Response is an ongoing partnership between the Mason School of Art, the English Department’s MFA program in Creative Writing and the University Libraries, and is presented in conjunction with the Fall for the Book festival. The exhibition is curated by Heather Green (Faculty, InterArts, School of Art), and Christopher Kardambikis (Faculty, Printmaking, School of Art), in collaboration with Stephanie Grimm (Art & Art History Librarian & Fenwick Gallery Manager) and Tanya Dieudonne (Fenwick Gallery Graduate Assistant).

A panel discussion with the artists and writers will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 1:30 P.M. in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room, during the Fall for the Book Festival on Mason’s Fairfax campus. A small reception will follow in Fenwick Gallery beginning at 3:00 P.M. View a full calendar of activities and events related to this exhibition at https://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu.

Call & Response: Transmogrify is on display through Friday, November 9 in Fenwick Gallery, located in Fenwick Library on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The gallery is open during Library business hours; see the Library’s website at http://library.gmu.edu for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Fenwick Library Main Reading Room (Room 2001) George Mason University is located at 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA.

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