Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 20 from 1pm to 3pm
Touchstone artists are depicting all types of boundaries — visible or invisible, cultural, or political.
Highwire by Susi Cora (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts 2016-2018 Emerging Artist Fellowship)
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) 2016–2018 Emerging Artist Fellowship recipient Susi Cora’s current work focuses on memory. We covet and nurture, rework and rewind the experiences of our lives, and these evolving memories become imprinted upon our bodies. Personal histories and events are hoarded enmass and are balanced precariously on a highwire. This body of work addresses the effort required to either balance the weight of memory, or risk emotional freefall. Cora’s fellowship will conclude with a solo exhibition at the Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC, during the month of May 2018.
Cora draws influence from Alina Szapocznikow who said “My gesture is addressed to the human body. I want to exalt the ephemeral in the folds of our body, in the traces of our passage.” Cora’s exhibition utilizes ceramic sculpture and photomontage to communicate a haptic approach to memory.
Susi Cora is a visual artist who works in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC. She is trained as an architect and is a graduate of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2016 she completed the Master of Fine Arts program at The George Washington University. Her work has been exhibited at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA, Gallery 102, the DC Center for the Arts, and The Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC.
Seeking Refuge by Carol Ann Moore (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts 2016-2018 Emerging Artist Fellowship)
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) 2016–2018 Emerging Artist Fellowship recipient Carol Moore offers a distinctive collection of original Lithographs and Intaglio prints that are her personal response to the natural world. Her fellowship will culminate with a solo exhibition at the Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC, during the month of May 2018.
As an artist, Moore began her studies in printmaking in 2010 at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She has exhibited her work both locally and nationally. She has participated in local juried exhibitions such as the Strathmore Center for the Arts in Rockville, Maryland juried exhibits What’s on Your Mind, Artist’s in The Kitchen and more recently, Poe and Puck. Nationally, she has been juried The Maryland Federation for the Arts in Annapolis, Maryland annual exhibit Art on Paper and the 2016 and 2017 Delta National Small Prints Annual Exhibition held at the Bradbury Art Museum in Jonesboro, Arkansas, winning purchase awards that placed her work in the museum’s permanent collection.
Working in both Lithography and Intaglio, Carol Moore responds to her personal experiences with nature often found in the natural plant specimens that she collects and manipulates. She searches for an emotional quality that links her to the natural world. Moore reveals her curiosity about nature with a collection of prints that expand from her human experience with the natural world, furthered by a detailed study of her subjects. Technically, her original prints are detailed and often hand-colored utilizing a technique that she developed that pushes color behind the ink creating a subtle, cohesive result. In her most current works, she experiments with the layering of thin, sculpted and etched aluminum plates.
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