Summer 2021 Exhibitions at Arlington Arts Center

By Editorial Team on July 26, 2021
Dane Winkler, Timepiece Mythos, 2021. Photo by Bahar Yürükoğlu.

Dane Winkler: Timepiece Mythos
On view: June 19 – August 28, 2021 on the lawn

Dane Winkler Artist Talk / Thursday / July 29 / 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dane Winler’s artist talk will take place on Zoom. The talk is free but registration is required. Register here.

Timepiece Mythos is an interactive sculpture by Dane Winkler constructed entirely out of materials from a dismantled 100-plus year-old barn. Winkler disassembled the barn on its original site in Ramseur, North Carolina and transformed the century-old materials into a new structure. The work acts as a kind of portal, asking viewers to both imagine the history of the materials used and the potential for transformation that the new structure represents.

We Can’t Predict Tomorrow
On view: June 19 – August 28, 2021 in the Main Galleries
Featured Artists: James Balo, Nakeya Brown, Tommy Bobo, Leigh Davis, Guarina Lopez, Lex Marie, Jackie Milad, Jared Nielsen, and Bahar Yürükoğlu

Organized by guest curator Amanda Jirón-Murphy, We Can’t Predict Tomorrow is a hopeful glimpse into the unexpected ways nine artists approached the relentless tumult of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, and painting, the works reveal themes that have taken on a heightened urgency under the duress of the prolonged quarantine and isolation in the U.S.: issues of social justice, climate change, and the intense longing for sanctuary, community, and shared experiences.

Emily Fussner: Even a Parking Lot is Beautiful at Dawn
On view: June 19 – August 28, 2021 in the Wyatt Resident Gallery

Emily Fussner Artist Talk / Saturday / August 14 / 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Emily Fussner’s artist talk will take place in-person at AAC. The talk is free but registration is required and capacity will be limited. Register here.

Even a Parking Lot is Beautiful at Dawn includes new work made by AAC resident artist Emily Fussner over the last year. Fussner casts cracks in parking lots, filling them with wet paper pulp and letting it dry before removing the form. The cast paper forms that she removes from the cracks act as a relic of a specific fracture. Suspended to accentuate their dimensionality, the forms evoke a skeleton, an aerial map, or, as the artist explains “a scar that can cast a shadow.”

Patrick McDonough: Portrait of a County by a Youngish Man
On view: June 19 – August 28, 2021 in the Jenkins Gallery

Patrick McDonough Artist Talk / Saturday / August 28 / 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Patrick McDonough’s artist talk will take place in-person at AAC. The talk is free but registration is required and capacity will be limited. Register here.

Through the project Portrait of a County by a Youngish Man, artist Patrick McDonough pays homage to the unsung workers of Arlington County, the individuals who repair our streets and sidewalks, maintain our parks, and beautify our public spaces. The exhibition includes portraits of Arlington County employees, drawn by McDonough on paper made from grass harvested from AAC’s lawn by the artist in the summer of 2019.

Learn More about AAC’s Summer 2021 Exhibition Here.