Tephra ICA at Signature Presents Amanda Outcalt Fleeting Moments

By Editorial Team on February 1, 2021

Thu, 21 January 2021 - Tue, 20 April 2021

Amanda Outcalt, Forever Summer (detail), 2020. Photo credit: Greg Staley.
Currently on view through April 20, 2021.
Artist talk: February 11 at 6pm

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a selection of works from D.C. based multi-media artist Amanda Outcalt (b. 1985, Raleigh, North Carolina) exploring social and psychological connections to momentary experiences. Outcalt’s intensive process of combining intaglio printmaking and the embellishment of works on paper results in a narrative that appears playful at the outset but carries significant weight. Large, unwieldy mammals, including bears, bison, camels, elephants, and walruses are seen positioned on precarious objects, such as circus balls and ice floes while adorned in party hats and tethered to jewel-hued balloons. Outcalt’s visual vocabulary and diverse use of media reflect emotions, such as anxiety, contentment, and longing paired with optimism, growth, and an eagerness for a return to normal during this extraordinary moment.

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SAVE THE DATE: February 11, 6pm
Artist Talk with Amanda Outcalt followed by a Q&A. RSVP in advance at info@tephraica.org for Zoom Room link and password. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.