Opening Receptions: Thursday, January 12 from 7pm to 9pm
McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) opens three new exhibitions, with an opening reception at MPA@MCC (1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean). These exhibitions will be the final series of exhibits in the MPA@MCC galleries until early 2019. MPA will relocate temporarily while the MCC undergoes a major renovation in the spring of 2017. Once the renovation begins, MPA’s second location—MPA@ChainBridge—will serve as MPA’s primary gallery, classroom and office space.
Emerson Gallery: Construction Work: New Sculpture by Mary Walker
Baltimore artist Mary Walker will exhibit wall-hung constructions that combine imagery and concepts from natural science, mechanics and the landscape. Found objects such as cable, screws, nuts and bolts are combined with painting, referring to the process of building and constructing. An interest in the dualities of gesture and geometry, the man-made and the natural, and chance and intention is also a key concept.
Atrium Gallery: Alice Kresse: Some Assembly Desired: The Printmaker as Jeweler
Kresse will highlight the similar sensibilities inherent in her monoprints and handmade jewelery in an exhibition featuring both approaches. She also brings her long career in graphic design to bear on her work in printmaking, creating images that are poetic, carefully balanced and multilayered. The monoprint process allows her to construct a piece much as you would an object—building layer upon layer with images and atmosphere emerging from the space beyond.
Ramp Gallery: Power Poles: Sculpture by Alonzo Davis
Deeply influenced by his international travel experiences, Alonzo Davis makes freestanding, wall-oriented and suspended sculpture. The imagery and energies of the American Southwest, Brazil, Haiti, West Africa and the Pacific Rim are all present in these works, combining bamboo, wood, paper, paint and LED lights.
The exhibition is on view at McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA. For more information, visit www.mpaart.org.