Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9 from 6pm to 9pm
Emerging artist Audra Meckstroth’s exhibit Backdrop illustrates the essence of people by focusing on the spaces we craft around us.
On exhibit April 9-May 1, 2022 in Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.
Emerging artist Audra Meckstroth’s exhibit Backdrop features elemental and contemporary landscapes, cityscapes, and street scenes from her life and travels. This collection includes digital art collages, acrylic paintings, and interactive digital
media as vehicles to create shared memories between artist and viewer, and illustrates how much of who we are comes from the spaces we craft around us. Our backdrop.
“When I’m in these places, I think of the people that live, travel, and work here. These are people I’ll never meet or even see, but I feel like I know them by the spaces they create,” Says Meckstroth. “A vestige of them remains in the architecture and artifacts all around.”
About the Artist
People are at the foundation of Meckstroth’s latest body of work. Starting from years spent drawing the human form, she now captures the essence of people by focusing on the spaces around them. She selectively removes the boundaries between objects, simplifies details, and amplifies color to achieve a bold, semi-abstract effect. Meckstroth is an exhibiting artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.
About Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center
Arches Gallery is located in Lorton, Virginia. Artists that exhibit at Arches Gallery are part of the Workhouse Center Artist Program, a well-established and well-known program at the Workhouse. The Workhouse Arts Center currently consists of eleven buildings containing galleries, artist studios, dance studios, music rooms, event spaces, and more. The Workhouse supports professional and emerging artists by providing them with spaces in which to create and exhibit their work.
The Workhouse Arts Center is operated by the Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The foundation helps to grow, and support, a vibrant arts center that offers engaging opportunities, and inspiring experiences, in visual and performing arts; education classes; historical perspective; community engagement, and personal enrichment.
Workhouse’s Second Saturday Art Walks
On the second Saturday of the month, the Workhouse opens its campus studio buildings from 6 pm – 9 pm and invites the community to come and meet artists, walk the galleries, and enjoy the gift shop and Lucy Burns Museum.
“Backdrop” is free and open to the public on weekends from April 9-May 1, 2022. An opening reception will be held at Workhouse Arts Center’s Second Saturday Art Walk on April 9.
The exhibition is located at 9518 Workhouse Wy, Lorton, VA.