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Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University Presents D(C)MV Comics: Comics Art Community, Process, and Publishing in Metro DC Group Exhibition

Excerpt from “The Checkout Counter,” a comic by Athena Naylor. © 2019 by Athena Naylor.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21 at 4pm
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Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University is pleased to host D(C)MV Comics: Comics Art Community, Process, and Publishing in Metro D.C. The exhibition will run from November 15, 2019, through February 14, 2020, with an opening talk and reception with the artists on Thursday, November 21.

D(C)MV Comics features six cartoonists and comics artists from the greater Washington D.C. area: Malaka Gharib, Adam Griffiths, Kendra & Kat, Athena Naylor, and Anna Sellheim. These artists open up their practice to demystify the comics production process, while also demonstrating the expansive potential of comics storytelling: from the personal and poetic to the fabulist and futuristic, from memoir to space pirates and back again. While published comics are included in this exhibition, the entire lifespan of a comic work is examined, from development sketches and scripts to final artwork and pages.

As part of this exhibition, the artists will be presenting a series of talks and workshops at George Mason. Join them on Thursday, November 21 at 4:00 P.M. in the Fenwick Library Reading Room for an opening artists’ talk with Malaka Gharib and Athena Naylor (moderated by Assistant Professor Christopher Kardambikis) followed by a reception in Fenwick Gallery. Learn about all of our related programming at https://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/dcmv-comics.

D(C)MV Comics is on display 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. Future events and further details can also be found on Fenwick Gallery’s website, https://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/

For more information on this exhibition at Fenwick Gallery, contact Stephanie Grimm, Art and Art History Librarian, at sgrimm4@gmu.edu. For general inquiries about the University Libraries or George Mason University, contact Jessica Clark, Development and Communications Officer, at jclarkw@gmu.edu.

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