Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 4pm to 6pm
The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to present a solo exhibition of marble and alabaster sculpture by Maroulla.
Maroulla is an internationally recognized sculptor who studied and worked in France and Italy, and now lives in Washington DC and works from her studio at the Monroe Street Art Market in Brookland. Her solo exhibition, Vision, Expression, Impression is on view from March 9, 2018 to April 22, 2018 with an artist’s reception scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018. The exhibition features both abstract and figurative work that are directly and spontaneously carved in marble and alabaster.
Vision, Expression, Impression has both abstract and figurative work that are carved directly and spontaneously in marble and alabaster. Each sculpture in its rough state, “before it is worked” has its own unique characteristics – veins, color, shape and form.
For the figurative work: Maroulla created a series about human expression. “In my process, I wanted to respect as much as possible the individual characteristics and the unique form of each stone. I first have to consider and work with what the stone offers me.
By following this process of respect for the form, the work rendered is more natural and powerful, as each face emerges in the process.”
For the abstract series, the process is more or less the same:
“Carving marble/stone to create an abstract forms, developing a conversation among the lines and movants, the contrast between the full and empty parts, the light and shadow – all in relation and harmony with the space surrounding it is what results an abstract form, that could reflect an abstract idea, or feeling which did not exist in reality before the existence of the sculpture.”
Maroulla’s exhibition has special hours. There are as follows.
- Monday: 12pm to 3pm
- Thursday through Friday: 1pm to 4pm
The Fisher Art Gallery is located on the upper level of the Schlesinger Center, which is located at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA. For more information, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.