Talk: Thursday, November 21 at 7pm
Join The Art League Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm for its monthly Juror Talk featuring mixed media artist and photographer Antonio McAfee. He will be discussing his work and career as well as his process for selecting member works for “Origins,” one of three shows in our gallery this month.
As an interdisciplinary artist adept in photography, drawing, video, and collage, McAfee addresses the complexity of representation. His recent works employ a technique of reworking photographic portraiture to offer a layered image and concept of the people depicted. “The overarching plot of my work is that individuals are undergoing a visual, photographic transformation—from digital manipulation to collage.”
McAfee received a BFA in fine art photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a post-graduate diploma in arts and culture management from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is based in Baltimore.
“Origins” comprises 105 varied works including painting, sculpture, and collage that explore the notion of deep roots whether personal, cultural, familial or mythological. Pieces range in expression from figurative to abstract; literal to imagined; solemn to whimsical; subtle to bold.
Artist and Art League School sculpture instructor Chris Malone received the Best in Show Award for his deceptively playful 54-inch tile mosaic sculpture titled “Dropping the Gun.” Ten other artists received honorable mentions.
The Art League is located at 105 North Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria, VA. For more information visit www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.