Mason Exhibitions Presents Cast/Recast

By Editorial Team on October 11, 2022

Sat, 15 October 2022 - Sat, 15 October 2022

Sue Wribican Buoyant Force
Opening: October 14 from 5-7pm

Location 3601 Fairfax Drive, Arlington Virginia 

About the Exhibition
Mason Exhibitions is honored to present Cast/Recast, a group exhibition of photography, video, sculpture, painting, site-specific installation, and live performative work for select programs. Curated by Alissa Maru in collaboration with Hannah Barco and Sue Wrbican.

In 2020, artist and George Mason University School of Art professor Sue Wrbican installed the new public sculpture Buoyant Force in Reston Town Square Park in Reston, Virginia. The interactive sculpture features a QR code that enables the viewer to talk to the sculpture via text, and the sculpture will begin to tell viewers its story. The sculpture can also offer a reading, like a Tarot Card reading. The twenty-two women in Cast/Recast are the artists who created those readings, or Oracles as they came to be known.

Invited by Wrbican to create digital images and texts that speak of our collective futures, Mason Exhibitions Arlington has now brought these artists together in Cast/Recast to exhibit works of their choosing. What results is an exhibition of unsinkable spirit offering a multitude of wisdoms. This story is ongoing, and it is a story of insistence, persistence, with a sharp focus on analyzing contemporary injustices and moving us toward a world that we want to live in.

Cast/Recast fills the gallery at Mason Exhibitions with installations, sculptures, altars, manifestos, performance documentation, paintings, photographs, wallpaper, a soundtrack, and a portal. Participating artists include: Rahne Alexander, Laure Drogoul, Cheryl Edwards, Heloisa Escudero, Maggie Gourlay, Veronica Jackson, Mira Hecht, Kay Hwang, Jessica Kallista, Maria Karametou, Isabel Manalo, Ceci Cole McInturff, Meeting Ground (Susan Main and MJ Neuberger), Zia Palmer, Judith Pratt, Lisa Rosenstein, Nicole Salimbene, Asha Santee, Katherine Thompson, Jessica Valoris, and Naoko Wowsugi.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA). A concurrent exhibition, Forecast will be on view at the Tephra ICA at Signature gallery located at 11580 Freedom Avenue, Reston, VA from November 3, 2022 through February 14, 2023. This exhibition presents the entire group of Buoyant Oracles, their fine art prints, reflections and predictions, along with ephemera of the Buoyant Force sculpture.