Gallery Openings and Events

Tephra ICA at Signature Presents Judith M. Pratt (un)disclosed

Judith M. Pratt (Untitled) Piedmont #3, 2018.

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 for Zoom Room link and password. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.