The Gray Gallery Presents Julia Bloom, Miranda Herring, and Maggie Gourlay Guide Lines

By Editorial Team on August 2, 2016

Fri, 05 August 2016 - Sat, 10 September 2016

Photo courtesy of The Gray Gallery.
Photo courtesy of The Gray Gallery.


Opening Reception: Friday, August 5 from 5pm to 7pm


The Gray Gallery’s newest exhibition curated by Georgia Dennis, evaluates the importance of line and it’s complexity. Guide Lines runs August 5 – September 10 and features artwork by Julia Bloom, Miranda Herring and Maggie Gourlay. These three singular artists use different mediums engaging the importance of line as the strongest technical force within a space.

DC based artist Julia Bloom weaves together large pyramid like structures with the natural line of branches. Inspired by architectural grids and tree canopies and limbs, her sculptures’ intersecting lines reflect the complexity of natural systems.

Maggie Gourlay uses thread as a line to draw in her layered screen-prints. In these works, loose threads mass and meander to document the memory and history of what homes carry after the structures themselves disappear.

Miranda Herring weaves different yarns together to make line function and creates woven artworks. The variation in weaving techniques, crisscrossed with lines of cloth that come from her family and friends, create a conceptual statement of artificial security.

“This exhibition inspects line, the backbone of composition. Guide Lines challenges the viewer to see how line can twist, turn, and move through a space to create a strong and versatile configuration.” says curator Georgia Dennis. Dennis is a new emerging curator and artist based out of Winchester, VA and gallery assistant at The Gray Gallery.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday-Saturday: 4pm to 7pm

A First Friday reception on August 5, 2015 will feature a talk by the curator and select artists. The exhibition will be on display during regular gallery hours.

The Gray Gallery is located at 43 S. Cameron St., Winchester, VA. To learn more visit