ANIMAL NATION is a series of paintings addressing the state of American culture through allegory and stages anthropomorphized creatures. Humorously violent depictions of animals and humans encapsulate the contemporary American experience in pictorial form. Geometric patterns, bright colors and busy compositions on large scale canvases showcase the serious concerns, absurdities, anxiety, and confusion of the American mindset and identity. Through irony and emotional spectacle, the artist invites you to contemplate questions of representation, allegiance, tribalism, identity, and more.
Nate Prati is an American Painter and Professor from Rockville Maryland. Born in 1992, he graduated from Montgomery College with an Associate degree in Studio Art in 2014 and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017. While he currently finishes his MFA at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design, he continues his artistic practice outside of the studio through teaching and his local family commercial screen-printing business Common Ground.
Gallery 102 and the Student Exhibitions Committee (SEC) is committed to the exhibiting of contemporary art, including work from GW & Corcoran students, DC-area artists, and nationally recognized artists of all medium. The SEC consists of GW & Corcoran students — undergraduate and graduate, majors and non-majors, artists and art historians — who both develop innovative, original, and thought-provoking exhibitions throughout GW’s campus and invite a select group of guest curators to present exhibitions each semester. The gallery provides practical curatorial experience to the student body. Students have the opportunity to exhibit work, curate shows, and install exhibitions.
Gallery 102 is located at 801 22nd St NW., Smith Hall of Art.