The Stamp Gallery Presents Capital Lives Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on May 21, 2018

Wed, 30 May 2018 - Wed, 04 July 2018

Images, left to right, top and bottom: Sarah O’Donoghue, Auntie, 2016; Brea Soul, Liberation 2, 2017; Nevada Tyler, Capital Jim, 2017; Bo Chen, We Are All American, 2017; Christine Stoddard, Autumnal Death, 2016; Sydney Gray, Flower Girl, 2017. Courtesy of The Stamp Gallery.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 30 from 5pm to 7pm

The Stamp Gallery presents Capital Lives, an exhibition that explores the diversity of lived experiences in Washington, DC, through photography. The exhibition highlights the work of young photographers documenting the residents and events of the nation’s capital during a time of heightened political tension. Capital Lives is the Stamp Gallery’s annual docent-curated exhibition, curated by gallery staff member Katherine Mullineaux (UMCP ’18), currently an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. The exhibition is on view May 30 through July 4, 2018. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, May 30, 5–7 pm.

The works in the exhibition consider what it means to be a part of the nation’s capital in the present moment of global and political change. This show seeks to examine the reality of ordinary life for citizens of the capital of one of the most powerful nations in the world. The artists in Capital Lives ask: What lies under the image of power? What does it mean to exist in a time when major political shifts trigger movements of both hate and of acceptance? How do artists engage with different identities in such a place and time? The exhibition includes photography and textual works, and features work by Bo Chen, Sydney Gray, Sarah O’Donoghue, Brea Soul, Christine Stoddard, and Nevada Tyler.

An incubator for emerging artists and curators, the Stamp Gallery regularly presents exhibitions curated by undergraduates. Recent student-curated projects include I’m Fine, curated by Sarah Schurman (UMCP ’18) and Tasiana Paolisso (UMCP ’18); and Paradise Now, curated by Christopher Bugtong (UMCP ’17), Grace DeWitt (UMCP ’18), and Shay Tyndall (UMCP ’17).

Katherine Mullineaux is currently pursuing her B.A. in English (’18) at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she works as a docent at the Stamp Gallery. Minoring in Art History and Creative Writing, Kat is inspired by the interaction between visual creations and the written word, especially when used to examine the everyday. Born and raised in the DMV area, Kat has always been interested in what makes the city tick and loves to spend time exploring Washington, D.C. She hopes to work in the creative world continuing her employment in galleries and museums in the future.

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  • Fridays: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturdays: 11am to 4pm

The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland is located at 1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. For more information visit