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Schlesinger Center’s Passage Gallery Presents Adjoa J. Burrowes Undercurrents

Adjoa J. Burrowes, Indigo Current, 22 in x 30 in x 1.5 in, Monotype on paper. Courtesy of Passage Gallery.

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Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 4pm to 6pm
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The Passage 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 abstract monotypes by Adjoa J. Burrowes. The monotypes in this exhibition incorporate various techniques including cut-out plastic stencils and reclaimed plastic wrapping that result in compelling layered imagery that explore the angst and uncertainty of contemporary times. The solo exhibition, Undercurrents will be on display 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.

Adjoa J. Burrowes is a printmaker, mixed media artist, author and educator. She earned a B.F.A. in printmaking from Howard University and an M.A. in Art Education at Corcoran College of Arts and Design at The George Washington University. Burrowes has designed and implemented art workshops and residencies for cultural institutions throughout the nation including the John F. Kennedy Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts and the National Civil Rights Museum. Her mixed media collages, prints, paintings and sculptural installations have been in exhibitions throughout the U.S. Her works on paper are included in collections at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center; Brooklyn Art Library; Banneker Douglass Museum of Culture and History, The Southside Community Art Center; Art Colle Museum of Collage, Plemet, France and the Verbeke Foundation, Belgium.

“The immediacy of monotypes appeal to me in its urgency and uniqueness. No two are alike. My large predominately black textured works, with spots of color, were printed from reclaimed plastic wrapping and recall aerial photos of burnt out cities and landscapes, the result of fire storms or urban violence. The printed impression from torn and pulled edges are like insect legs scurrying for cover. All are studies in color, texture, line and shape and hopefully visually reflect the precariousness of current contemporary life.”

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Passage Gallery is located on the second level of the Schlesinger Center, which is located at 4915 E Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.