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

By Editorial Team on October 8, 2018
Courtesy of Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University.
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Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 10 at 1:30pm
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Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University is pleased to host Call & Response: Borders. The exhibition will run from October 10 November 25, 2018, with a Panel Discussion and Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 10.

Call & Response is an annual exhibition of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which ones 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 twelfth annual Call & Response is Borders. What are borders? How do we define them and how do they define us? A river, a mountain range, a line scrawled on a map, the skin enveloping the body, the boundary between one mind and another. Borders are the edges that separate us, but they are also the lines, categories, and groups that define us. Emotional, physical, and metaphorical borders have been drawn around people, around land, and around ideas in the name of protection, defense, inclusion, and exclusion. The participating artists and writers are asked to consider and examine the borders that interest them — their intersections and parallels.

Call & Response is a collaboration between the 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 curators for 2018 are Mason graduate student Jennifer Lillis (current MFA Printmaking) and Rhodes Thompson (current MFA Poetry).

An opening reception and panel discussion with the artists and writers is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 at 1:30pm during the Fall for the Book Festival on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The panel discussion will be held in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room, followed by an opening reception in the Fenwick Gallery from 3:00-4:30pm. More information is available on the Fenwick Gallery website, http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/borders/.

Call & Response: Borders will be 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.

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.