Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, May 6 at 6pm
Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a selection of works from artist Judith M. Pratt (b. Charlottesville, VA) exploring the history of the Piedmont region and its deep-rooted, complexities through graphically strong, multi-layered works on paper.
Pratt’s tightly composed linework exposes the allure of the region through repeated depictions of organic elements, such as wood grain, water, and land elevations, resulting in a hypnotic effect. Through research conducted using topographical maps of Central Virginia, diagrams of trans-Atlantic slave trade ships, and historical records of unidentified slave burial grounds, Pratt’s works collectively provide a framework for complex visual parables and abstracted landscapes where an indisputable tension is contained.
Free and open to the public. RSVP in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom Room link and password. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.