McLean Project for the Arts Presents Invention/Intention: Works by Delna Dastur and Maryanne Pollock

By Editorial Team on January 7, 2019

Sat, January 12 2019 — Sat, March 2 2019

Courtesy of McLean Project for the Arts.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12 from 5pm to 7pm

Invention/Intention features paintings by Delna Dastur and Maryanne Pollock. These two abstract painters both make works created through a delicate and magical blend of intentional, planned process and improvisational experimentation.

“It will be fascinating to see the work of these two artists in a visual conversation, as each brings years of work and study and teaching in the field to bear and to blend with their experimental and spirited approach to painting,” said MPA Exhibitions Director Nancy Sausser.

Maryanne Pollock’s exuberant works combine painting and printmaking techniques to create abstractions with calligraphic marking and patterning influenced by time spent living and working in Egypt.

Delna Dastur, also an abstractionist, uses architecturally inspired compositional structure to make intricately layered lyrical paintings that display atmospheric experiments based on both honed skilland intuition.

In addition to the January 12 Opening Exhibition Reception, Ms. Dastur and Ms. Pollock will hold an Artist Talk on January 27, 2019 at 2pm. Registration for both events is available at

Invention/Intention: Works by Delna Dastur and Maryanne Pollock runs January 10 through March 2, 2019 at MPA@ChainBridge.

MPA@ChainBridge is located at 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA.