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

By Editorial Team on May 3, 2021
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 info@tephraica.org for Zoom Room link and password. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.