Spring 2022 Exhibitions at Arlington Arts Center

By Editorial Team on April 18, 2022

Fri, 15 April 2022 - Sat, 18 June 2022

Ju Yun, Where You Belong, 2021

Six Contemporary Artists from the Mid-Atlantic Present Exhibitions of New Work
Arlington Arts Center Presents SOLOS 2022 Starting April 15

SOLOS 2022
Featured artists: Alexander D’Agostino, Kyrae Dawaun, Danni O’Brien, Sharon Shapiro, Marisa Stratton, and Ju Yun

Opening April 15 and running through June 18, SOLOS 2022 includes solo exhibitions by six artists featuring new work in painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, and performance. One of Arlington Arts Center’s longest running programs, SOLOS provides an opportunity for artists working in the Mid-Atlantic to present solo exhibitions in one of AAC’s gallery spaces.

The artists are selected from an open call for proposals by a jury of arts professionals, including curators, gallerists, artists, and teachers. The jurors for SOLOS 2022 were Myrtis Bedolla, Owner and Founding Director, Galerie Myrtis; Amber Esseiva, Associate Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA VCU); and Al Miner, Founding Director/ Chief Curator, Georgetown University Art Galleries and Associate Professor of Art and Museum Studies.

SOLOS 2022 includes solo exhibitions by Alexander D’Agostino, Kyrae Dawaun, Danni O’Brien, Sharon Shapiro, Marisa Stratton, and Ju Yun. A reception to celebrate SOLOS 2022 and AAC’s other spring exhibitions will take place April 23 from 7pm to 9pm.

Stephanie Lane, Frenzy, 2022

Contemporary Artist Presents Bold New Abstract Works
Arlington Arts Center Presents Stephanie Lane: Thresholds Opening April 15

Stephanie Lane: Thresholds
Opening on April 15 and running through June 18, 2022, Arlington Arts Center is pleased to present Thresholds, a solo exhibition of abstract mixed media works on panel and paper by resident artist Stephanie Lane. Lane’s gestural abstract compositions feature line drawings that become subsumed into tangled masses of expressive paint. Working spontaneously using the wet-on-wet technique, Lane’s rapturous creative energy is communicated in lyrical lines and vivid swaths of color, capturing the intensity of a fleeting emotional state.

Citing abstract painters such as Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, and Cecily Brown as influences, Lane paints from a place of visceral intuition. Working on smooth surfaces such as panel and Yupo paper that allow her chosen media to slip easily across the surface, Lane shows visible pleasure in the sensuousness of her materials by allowing paint to drip, squish, and melt with abandon. Nestled within her tangled masses of color are simple black line drawings, often depicting fragments of the human form that slip in and out of legibility: the knees, toes, and limbs of writhing nude figures merge with dense that resembles overgrown green foliage, unfurling flowers, and raw red gashes. Lane’s images never fully reveal their subject matter, but invite viewers to become active participants in deciphering their mysterious content through close observation. Ecstatic in their execution, the works in Thresholds tread the line between drawing and painting, the literal and the poetic, chaos and control. A reception to celebrate Stephanie Lane: Thresholds and AAC’s other spring exhibitions will take place April 23 from 7pm to 9pm

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